Background: I'm currently looking for a full fairing motorcycle in Japan; When your BC Driver's License is converted to a Japanese license, you only get a middle license which restricts you to bikes under 400cc.
Here's what's available around here:
(Names may not be 100% correct since similar bikes have been grouped together - ex: R and RR have been grouped)
Note: Full fairing bikes become not-trendy so their supply is somewhat limited in Japan. Most sportbikes are export and if you want one larger than 400cc, you have to reimport one that was exported.
Furthermore, $ figure amount are approximated based on 100 yen = 1 dollar.
Dates and Figures shown reflect what's currently listed on goobike.
Honda's 4stroke 250cc sportbike.
$1600 to 5100 (1991 to 1996)
img - http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gal...090%20%201.jpg
Honda's infamous 250cc 2stroke terror.
$1800 to 8000 (1987 to 2000)
img - http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/.../nsr250-91.jpg
Honda's popular v4 racy sportbike
$2500 to 3800 (1987 to 1993)
Successor to the VFR400, still racy.
$3700 to 7000 (1994 to 2000)
Honda's 400cc inline4 sport offering.
$2300-7000 (1991 to 1996)
Yamaha's cult classic 250cc 4stroke.
$1400 - 3000 (1987 to 1994)
Yamaha's offering against Honda's 250cc 2stroke.
$2300 - 5000 (1990 to 1995)
IMG - http://www.d7.dion.ne.jp/~yzr500/94TZRRS.jpg
Yamaha's 400cc 4stroke offering.
$2000 to 3500 (1986 to 1989)
An interesting 200cc sport.
$2000 - 2300 (Early 90s)
IMG - http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/R...a_blwh_360.jpg
Suzuki's racy 250cc 4stroke
$2000 - 3000
IMG - http://www.250ccbikes.com/images/upl...1513211679.jpg
Suzuki's racy 250cc 2stroke offering.
$1800 to 4600 (1991 to 1995)
IMG - http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/s...0gamma_450.jpg
Suzuki's 400cc inline sport racer
$2300 - 3200 (1990 to 1997)
An odd looking 400cc sportbike from Suzuki.
$2800 to 4600 (1995 to 1998)
An old sportbike from Suzuki.
$1900 to 4500 (1985 to 1987)
The New 250cc sport bike for commuters, beginners, etc.
$4900 to 5000 (New 2008)
IMG - http://k-numazu.com/08%20ninja250r_lim1.jpg
Kawasaki's long standing 250cc sport touring offering.
Offered until 2007, it was one of the only full fairing bikes still left under a litre.
$1300 - 4400 (1990 to 2004) (Newer than this and the price goes up)
IMG - http://www.bbb-bike.com/review/photo/01368.jpg
Kawasaki's racy 250cc sport.
$2000 -4200 (early 90s)
IMG - http://goobike.com/catalog/detail/ph...00_1996_03.jpg
Kawasaki's old 250cc sport.
IMG - http://picture.goobike.com/870/87003...7112900300.jpg
Kawasaki's old 400cc sport.
$1500 - 2500 (mid 90s)
IMG - http://oreto-ex4.up.seesaa.net/image/EX-4b1.jpg
Kawasaki's old pairing of an upper and lower fairing (although not very sportily)
$1400 - 2500 (1985 to 1990)
Kawasaki's 400cc sporty offering.
$3000 - 5000 (1991 to 1995)
Kawasaki's 400cc Sport Touring bike.
$2300 - 5500 (1993 - 2008)
A racy and sporty (possibly 2 stroke) 250cc bike from Aprilia.
$3800 - 10000
IMG - http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gal...RS250%2000.jpg
A full fairing 400cc Italian offering from Ducati.
$3400 - 4500 (1995-1999)
IMG - http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gal...092%20%201.jpg
What are people's impressions of the 250/400cc full fairing bike options in my area?
I was planning to get a ZZR400 but it is very heavy and very big. I've found that I may not have enough space to park it (it is a sport touring bike approximately 200kg) and am looking for ideas and alternatives.
Any of these bikes would you like to see offered in Canada?
or through grey imports?