1989 Kawasaki ZXR250

SOLD FOR: $7,250

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Sold on December 23, 2023


Please Note: This Kawasaki ZXR250 sold before it was scheduled to go up on auction. We’ve added it to the site to help you value the Iconic goodness that we sell!

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Kawasaki first introduced the ZXR250 in 1989 as a smaller alternative to the ZXR400. In addition to sporting similar styling to its bigger sibling, the ZXR250 also borrowed plenty of race-ready components. For instance, it boasted an inertial boost system, a cast aluminum frame, adjustable sports suspension, and a 15L fuel tank — all in a motorcycle weighing just 311 lbs dry.

What’s more, the 249cc four-stroke inline-four engine was tuned to the absolute limit of legality. Capable of producing 45hp at 15,000rpm, it could take you from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds before climbing all the way to a claimed top speed of 127 miles per hour. And here’s the thing: three years later, Japan amended its restriction laws, further restricting the maximum power for a 250cc motorcycle to 40hp.

This example is VIN: ZX250A011454. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 28,847 kilometers (17,924 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the oil and oil filter, the air filter, and the brake fluid. We also serviced the carbs, cleaned up the wiring, and installed new Bridgestone Battlax BT46 tires with date codes of

Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 2623 / Rear: 3822
Tire Life Front: 100% / Rear: 100%
Tire Press Front: 30PSI / Rear: 28PSI
Brake Life Front: 80% / Rear: 60%
Hydraulic Brake Fluid Front and Rear: New
Oil Quality: New Level: Good
Coolant Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Suspension Leaks: Front is Pitted, Rear: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: Ok
Test Ride: Bike Operates as intended

Tank pad.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Tennessee title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any ZXR250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Iconic has several private shipping partners that criss-cross the country for us. Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405. On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van. Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

We recommend TFX

$2,000 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$5,000 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark which includes transport as well as customs fees and duties. Please contact Shippio for an exact quote.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$3,000 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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