This might be the only opportunity you will ever get to own a piece of Harley-Davidson professional racing history. This is one of fifty street legal VR1000s ever made by Harley-Davidson. It will come with a Service and Parts Manual, new unpainted belly pan, track tools made specifically for working on these bikes, a copy of the original invoice, the original support package from Harley-Davidson Racing support team, and the helmet worn by Scotty Parker when he raced as #1 for Harley-Davidson Racing.
The Harley-Davidson VR1000 was a race bike developed in the late-1980s and early-1990s to take on the best in the world.
The VR1000 you see here is offered in original condition, including the signature split paint scheme, with orange on one side and black on the other, separated down the center by a white stripe.
The story behind the development of the VR1000 is fascinating and well worth the read if you have time, to cut a rather long story short the chassis and engine were developed by a slew of significant names including Erik Buell, Cosworth, Roush Industries, Mike Eatough, and a number of others.
The plan was for the Harley-Davidson VR1000 to compete in the AMA Superbike series against some of the best in the world, using a 100% American-developed V-twin designed and built in house.
The VR1000 featured an alloy perimeter frame with fully adjustable racing Öhlins forks up front with a Penske monoshock in the rear, the swing arm was also alloy, and all the bodywork was carbon fibre. The racing versions of the model used 6 pot AP Racing calipers with AP master cylinders, and the homologation-production bikes used 6 pot Wilwood brakes and lightweight Marchesini wheels.