Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler
Still, that's pretty impressive for a two stroke dirt bike.
Totally agree Airhead. I just hope I haven't jinxed the bike now!
In my opinion the 90's were a golden era for Japanese motorcycles. The Japanese economy was kicking all manner of ass during this period. (Bubble Era)
The bikes produced just for the domestic market, or limited export destinations were awesome; components straight off race bikes, best materials, top-notch build quality, especially when you think about what else were in the shops at that time.
The KDX250SR engine for example is basically the 1989 KX race bike with mods for street use: heavier fly wheel, wide ratio tranny with lower first and second, but tall fifth gear.
Not sure about the U.S and Australian markets, but a whole 'grey-import' business sprang up in the U.K. Bikes only made for the Japanese domestic markets being privately imported to the U.K: CRM250's mk1, mk2, mk3, AR. NSR250Rs, TZR250s, SDR250s, R1-Zs...
Then they went and stopped production of two-strokes...