Join Date: May 2000
Location: hebron kentucky
there are over 1500 members in the zrx owners association (not bad for a 2yr old club that is internet based) that would like to dscuss the idea of ugly with you. kaw brought the bike to the states after selling it in japan and europe for a couple of years. it was successful in both of those markets and they hoped that it would be succesful enough in the U.S. to sell 2000 of them. those 2000 sold out very quickly in many areas of the country, in some areas of the country they did not sell as well, but they did well enough for kaw to import a larger number in 2000 and to add a black model in the states. it is also avalable in red and blue in canada, japan, and europe.
i own one, i think it is a very attractive bike myself. there are other bikes i think look as good or even better. there is no other bike i have ridden or owned that does so many things as well, especially for the price. it tours well, handles well, and goes like stink. it cost very little to buy, very little to maintain and customize, and the insurance is low, low, low. i can't see myself ever selling it. the reason they brought it into the states is because they hoped they could sell some and make some money.