After Eddie Lawson won the 1981 AMA Superbike Championship, Kawasaki created a limited edition model for 1982 based on the KZ1000. It was called the KZ1000R ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica), and it was an instant legend. The 1982 model had Eddie’s signature on the tank, but after Kawasaki/Kerker won the AMA Superbike Championship again that year, they updated the decal on the top of the tank to remove Lawson’s penmanship and add a second year of success.
The 1983 model (also known as the KZ1000R2) also differed in terms of the stripe layout on the tank, the style of the gauge cluster, the style of the sidecover emblem, a 10mm longer swingarm, cams from the GPz1100, and slight changes to the cylinder heads – we recommend you check out KZ1000R.com for all the information you could want about these fantastic motorcycles. They note that just 1,200 units of the ’83 model were built.
All North American-market ELRs came with a Kerker exhaust.
This example is VIN: KZT00R-002857, Engine #: KZT00JE042218, and it was originally sold in Canada.
The odometer shows 42,195 kilometers (26,218 miles).
The only modification appears to be a MRA windscreen.
The seller states that the bike has a fresh oil change and brake fluid flush.
Before the auction, the seller had us install a new battery and clean/sync the carbs.
During our service, we noted a leaking head gasket, cylinder base gasket, and clutch cover gasket.
The clutch cable has been routed next to the headers and has melted.
The front and rear brakes are frozen and are rubbing on the rotors.
The tires are from 2000.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Oregon title.
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Santa Monica, California
KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.