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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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What is my bike?

Hello all.

I recently bought a bike and I have no idea what it is. It was a grey import to Australia, but here's where things get tricky.

It's a ZXR250/ZX2R

But there were 2 models, and A and the C. the A model was an unrestricted 250cc 4 cyl with an output of 45hp and was produced from 1988 to 1991.

The C was a 250cc 4cyl restricted to 40hp and was produced from 1991 to 1998.

each have a few identifiable features. The A had 2 headlights instead of 1, slightly different fairings and 2 distinctive lines down the frame as well as as the 5 spoke wheels.



The C (which is the restricted model) had a single headlight and a smooth frame and 3 spoke wheels.



As far as I know the engine from and A has different engine mounts to that of the C and cannot be swapped.

Here's where things get tricky.

My bike has a smooth chassis (from the C) and the single headlight (from the C) and the older fairings (from the A) and the 3 spoke wheels (from the C)

There is also a sticker on the side of the frame (the stationary noise test information sticker) lists the bike as a ZXR250C (making it a restricted model)

Buuuuuuuuuut... According to the Import Plate it was manufactured in January 1990 (Pic below) and imported in November 2005. The ZXR250 C was manufactured from 1991 and onwards. Now I know Australia is extremely pedantic about it's grey import motorbikes (and cars) and would have recorded every single small detail about the bike, so I can with confidence say that the manufacture date is correct.



So I'm a little confused as to what my bike actually is. If anyone can give any info, it would be greatly appreciated.

-Bears

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 12:27 PM
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nice bike, when I first peep the pic for a sec I thought it was an F3 or F4
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I'm more interested in hearing that thing at 20k rpm.

Couldn't tell you which though, as I am a 'Murican and we don't get those kickass bikes 'round these parts.

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Here we had a 2 cylinders 35hp until 2011. Now I believe they're 300's. Not much fun.

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