Additional photos of this VR1000 are available here for your perusal.
Back in 1988, Harley decided to try their hand at knocking off Ducati from their perch atop AMA Superbike. Unfortunately, what would have been top notch technology when the bike was supposed to have been released (in 1991) was well behind the curve when it actually started racing (in 1994). Homologation requirements resulted in the Harley-Davidson VR1000, of which only 55 were sold after a year of production.
The VR1000 did not take anything from the Harley parts bin – everything was built specifically for the racer. HD outsourced plenty of the components but kept it all within the good ol’ USA. Roush developed the engine, Penske took care of the suspension, and Wilwood handled the brakes.
For $49,000, riders could buy themselves a 135 horsepower, 400 pound racebike with lights that had a lovely split-personality paint job: one stripe of white split halves of black and orange. Only a portion of the 55 were built with the components required to be street-legal, such as the lights, turn signals, and mirrors.
For a comprehensive look at why the VR is so interesting, check out this story here on OddBike.
This VR1000 (VIN: VR037K4) comes out of the George Schott collection, and it has spent its whole life on display as it only has 4 miles on it.
George owned a well-known Harley dealership in Lewiston, Maine which was in his family for 84 years. He recently liquidated an impressive collection of Harley-Davidsons, and this piece of history is our favorite.
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, 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.
- additional details can be found here
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.
We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300
Please contact email@example.com for a quote.
We recommend TFX
$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.
Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio
$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.
We recommend Bikes Abroad
$1,500 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.