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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R — Eddie Lawson Replica

1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R

1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R — Eddie Lawson Replica

Country: Japan
Engine: Air-cooled, in-line four-cylinder four-stroke
Ignition: Electronic
Power rating: 79bhp @ 8,500rpm
Bore x stroke: 69.4mm x 66mm
Displacement: 998cc
Valves: Double overhead cams, chain-driven
Fuel system: Four Mikuni 34mm CV carburetors
Transmission: 5-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front twin disc, rear single disc
Weight: 543lbs
Top speed: 135mph

1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R

Limited production replica of the championship-winning Superbike ridden by Eddie Lawson. Special equipment includes gold-painted alloy wheels, Kerker exhaust, reservoir shocks, cut down seat, air adjustable forks, oil cooler and drilled disc brakes. The ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica) is a very desirable model, sought after by collectors. This machine is in original condition.

1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R

1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R