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Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Kawasaki KR-1S. Insurance group: 10Engine: 294cc parallel twin, two-stroke. Power: 53bhpTop speed: 139mph Weight: 131kg Kawasaki%X92s KR-1S was the quickest mass-produced, 250 two-stroke ever (139mph being recorded in a 1990 speed...
Bodywork repair by Kas Racepaint, %XA3380 Time owned: One month What's good: My KR1S fairing had a big bit missing where a corner had snapped off the top half, while the bottom half had shattered boltholes making it impossible to join the two pieces together. Kas Racepaint fabricated and painted a new corner, fixed the holes and got the whole thing polished...
Kawasaki%X92s KR-1S was the quickest mass-produced, 250 two-stroke ever (139mph being recorded in a 1990 speed test), being quicker than both Suzuki%X92s RGV and even Aprilia%X92s later (but RGV-powered) RS250. On the downside it came with slightly questionable reliability and handling that could tank slap you into casualty. Dangerous, but hugely addictive.
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