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Capacity : 250
Model : KR 00
Production : 1990 - 1992
Category : (TT) Trial


250 K-Roo - 1992

The penalty of leadership

Fantic Motor is the Italian marque which, in the 1980s, and in the wake of the marque

SWM, dealt a fatal blow to the aging Spanish trials bike industry. Despite an impressive list of sporting victories, this market leader has since had to resist the burst of energy which its activities have unleashed among other manufacturers.

The Quest for More Technology

In 1988, the Aprilia Climber dove into the stagnant pond of trials design with its liquid cooling and inverted fork. A year later, the Beta Zero - another Italian model - upped

the stakes with a perimeter frame with aluminum side members. Beset by financial difficulties, Fantic found it difficult to match this quest for technology and it was not until 1991 that the firm- based at Barzago (near Lake Como) - hit back with the K-Roo.

High-Tech Design

When the tank casing is removed, the secret of the K-Roo frame is revealed: its upper beam is a stout tube shielding the radiator, which is augmented by an electric fan, from harm. Everything about the K-Roo is hightech; there's generous use of aluminum, plus an inverted front fork, rear suspension with progressive hydraulic adjustment, disc brakes and an ingenious system of modifying the behaviour of the engine thanks to removable balance weights on the flywheel magneto. In action, the K-Roo offers exceptional performance, but it needs careful attention from the rider to be fully exploited.


Engine: 249cc (74x58mm) air-cooled single cylinder two-stroke

Power Rating: 21 hp@ 5250 rpm

Valves: automatic intake valves

Fuel System: carburetor

Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive

Suspension: inverted telescopic forks, 6.7 inch displacement (front); hydraulically adjustable

Mono System suspension with single damper, 7.9 inch displacement (rear)

Brakes: disc (front & rear)

Wheels: wire with tubeless tires; 21 inch (front); 18 inch (rear)

Weight: 194 lb

K-Roo is short for "kangaroo " - surely an inappropriate one for a machine whose performance knows no bounds.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.