Zeta is an in-house brand to Dirt Freak, a Japanese distrubutor that imports Fox Racing and other American brands to Japan. Zeta is best known for its folding levers, but have recently added carbon fiber components to its line. This skid plate/engine guard was on the factory KX250F.
The new Kawasaki KX250F shrouds are slightly different than those found on the '12 KX450F.
Like Arai's KX450F, Mihara's factory KX250F was outfitted with works Showa suspension, including a set of SFF Air Forks up front. The 2013 KX250F will come with revised "non-air" SFF forks, rumored to be bumped up in size to 48mm.
Takuya Mihara dominated qualifying on Saturday, but a bad start in moto one one Sunday held him to third. Even though he won moto two, he was secodn overall.
Mihara runs an Ohlins steering stabilizer on the front of his KX250F.
Photojournalist Kiyoshi Kida was a familiar face at Kyushu. We've often seen him Stateside, shooting photos at AMA races for his pair of publications, including MXing Motocrossing, a free magazine that he distributes at races and tracks.
As they are in the States, the factory Suzuki RM-Zs were some of the coolest bikes in the pits. This is former IA1 champion Yoshitaka Atsuta's factory bike.
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