Yamaha FZR250

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Yamaha FZR250
1988 FZR 250 3HX1
Manufacturer Yamaha
Production 1986–1994
Class Sport
Engine 250 cc (15 cu in) 4-stroke inline 4
Power 40–45 hp (30–34 kW)
Transmission 6 Speed Constant Mesh
Wheelbase 1375 mm
Dimensions L: 1990–2010 mm
W: 675–685 mm
Seat height 735–750 mm
Weight 140–146 kg (dry)
166 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 12–14 L (3.8 L reserve)

The FZR250 motorcycle was a Japan-only 250cc learner legal race replica. However it was grey-imported to other countries around the world. The FZR250 was produced from 1986 to 1988. The 1989 to 1994 models were called FZR250R and gained Yamaha's exhaust power valve technology—EXUP (EXhaust Ultimate Power).

All four of the major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers produced a sporty, high-revving, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke 250cc motorcycle capable of producing up to 45 hp (34 kW). They are the Honda CBR250RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-2R, Suzuki GSX-R250 and the Yamaha FZR250. With limited exceptions, these bikes were generally only officially available in Japan. However they (particularly the CBR250 and ZXR250) were available in the rest of the world as grey market imports.