For Sale: 1983 Kawasaki Eddie Lawson Replica Superbike ELR Z1 Z-1 GPZ
Up for sale today is a beautiful 1983 Kawasaki Eddie Lawson Replica (ELR). The RSBFS staff have seen a few of these come our way in the past year, some in immaculate condition (this one) and some less so (like this one). Fortunately, today’s bike is a pristine, low mileage example of the genre.
From the seller:
Up for auction here is a 1983 Eddie Lawson Replica with 5600 original miles. It has been garaged it’s entire life and is in near mint condition. It is 100% stock with the exception of a comp baffle in the factory Kerker pipe and the 591 Dunlops installed several years back. The flaws are few. There is a little discoloration on the windshield which I have not tried to remove. The bike has both original keys, the owners manual and the original tool kit. It is in outstanding condition as the pictures show and I would say it is probably the nicest one available.
In 1983, this was the closest you could come to a race-ready superbike – complete with a Kerker pipe, triple disk brakes, dual “piggy back” shocks and 1000cc of air-cooled, two valve power. If you missed your chance in the ’80s, here is a great opportunity to snag one of these rare, green rockets – and it only has 5,600 miles on the clock!
The market value for these bikes has definitely risen in the past few years – especially for clean examples like this one. The wonderful thing is that these bikes are both rideable and collectable, providing great enjoyment and value for your dollar. The auction is on now, and the opening bid is set at $8k with reserve not yet met. I would expect a bike in this condition to go for $10,000 – $12,000, if past history proves to be true. to jump over and start bidding!
Just the name “Magnum” alone signifies this is a rare find indeed. Harris is a small performance specialist shop in the UK, producing frame kits for different engines, resulting in many unique specials over the years. In any case, this 1980 Magnum 2 frame kit listed on the Chicago Craigslist will fit a Kawasaki Z1 (the old Z1!) or a Suzuki in-line four:
Will fit a Kazasaki Z1 or Suzuki inline 4 (Katana & others) motor. Currently has brackets to fit Z1. White Power rear suspension, Marzocchi Front forks, Harris cast aluminum triple trees, German made adjustable clip ons, Magnesium wheels. Absolutely gorgeous frame is ultra-light and riged, single and double butted cro-moly tubing… manganese bronze welded. Harris mono-shock rear swing-arm set the standard for all others.
It also comes with a Harris ultra-light aluminum fuel tank, fiberglass bodywork, and a Harris exhaust (a rare item in itself!).
Harris Magnum frames are legendary, so regardless whether you will be buying this one or not (you should!), head on over to the ad on Craigslist to read up on some motorcycle history!