@gregt That's what I heard/found when I was looking to get one. NZ was the only other place (other than Japan) where the MVX250F was sold through Honda dealers. Everywhere else, it is a grey import. I didn't know about Jauce.com back then otherwise I might have bought one. I might be thinking of a different model, but I seem to recall the oil pump was an issue and the work around was to get rid of it and run the bike on premix. The rear cylinder conrod had a larger small end than the 2 front cylinders. I think they sorted those balance issues out when they got to the NSR250. I wonder if there are any English Workshop manuals floating around in NZ?