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Re: MCN

Post by fred » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:05 pm

why did`nt Emma Franklin do the test and article as she owns one ,i sold the second bracket to her and she`s MCN test rider .

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Re: MCN

Post by Gerrit » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:10 am

Do we really need MCN- or any other rag for that matter- to tell us why we need a KR-1(S)?????
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Re: MCN

Post by podman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:54 pm

Mikes R in this months PS mag..I did try and add some pics but the forum is mucking me around.

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Re: MCN

Post by Binetta Steve » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:03 pm

Great front page , brilliant!

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Re: MCN

Post by KR-1R » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:06 pm

December issue...

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Re: MCN

Post by Gerrit » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:17 am

I'm not sure whether I agree with the statement in the PS article that only about 180 KR-1Rs were made. My Japanese Parts Catalogue for C1/C2 (1S) and D1/D2 (1R) lists the frame numbers for the D1 as from KR250C-300001 to 300500, and the frame numbers for the D2 as from 300501 up. This would indicate 500 D1s were made, plus an unknown number of D2s- which could be anywhere from 1 to 500. I'd guess at anywhere between 500and 1,000 1Rs were actually made which would mean that the 1R isn't such a rare bird as is assumed- though very rare outside Dai-Nippon.
Presumably the designation KR250C in the 1R frame numbers will lead people to believe they have a 1S rather than a 1R.
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Re: MCN how many KR-1R were made

Post by KR-1R » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:12 pm

D1 KR250C-300001-300500
D2 KR250C-300501-
there are way less than 500 total. As I have found with other Kwak models the parts/service manual for chassis and engine number data is a bit general, and possibly overinflated for the view against it's competitors figures (small player).
Also, the parts books are often published before the actual production run of bikes.
Can a KR-1 compete in pre '88 racing? - the original parts books were published in late 1987
In Japan, I think the KR-1R is rarer than a YZF-R7, which is rarer than a GSXR750RK (GR79).

investigate the results that are returned from frame searches... fourth drop down box, looks like...
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http://www.kawasaki-motors.com/for_user ... earch.html

eg where is frame KR250C-300131 and up? for 1989 (D1) - no frames seem to exist between 131 and 500.
Frames start back up again in D2 (1990) from 501 to only 300550 - so it looks like they made a small run of only 50 bikes for 1990.

...which is why I came to the conclusion there is only around 180 (130+50) made :idea:
so for once, I believe what is written in a magazine, or they believed me :twisted: or Shaggy made me say it :lol:
I had no input, nor have seen the article


http://kr-1s.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1354
but not as rare as a C3A

likewise Kawasaki's other sports production/homologation models (ZXR400R, ZXR750R etc) have the special 3 prefixing the front of the frame number but share the frame family as the regular model eg a K1 ZXR750R is NOT frame ZX750K-000001 but Frame ZX750J-300001-

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Re: MCN

Post by Top-shaggy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:58 pm

Haha....must be my fault Danny
(Even though I wasn't interviewed for the mag either.. )
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Re: MCN

Post by Binetta Steve » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:21 pm

Got the magazine today, a great read. So pleased to see so many pages devoted to the review. Plus a Kr1s in the bikes for sale review on page 105.

Come on Mike fess up, how many copies have you bought and stashed away. Alternatively are you sending copies to all your biker pals as a special Christmas pressy.

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