Harley-Davidson XR1000 Road Tracker – BikeBound

Harley XR1000 Street Tracker

SBK Stash’s Champion-framed XR1000 road tracker… 

Right here at BikeBound, we’ve received a smooth spot for Harley-Davidson road trackers, significantly people who recall the legendary XR750, so after we noticed this Champion-framed XR1000 on the 2023 Handbuilt Present, we needed to be taught extra.

Harley XR1000 Street Tracker

Because it seems, it’s from the gathering of SBK Stash (identify redacted for anonymity), a Minnesota collector of superbikes and different unique bikes:

“My specific gathering focus is the impression of American racing and riders on Superbike and Grand Prix racing. The success of 70s American Superbike racing gave rise to World Superbike. Within the 70s, knees on tank, wheels inline cornering was favored in Grand Prix, however the arrival and dominance of Individuals (eg. Kenny Roberts, Wayne Rainey, Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz) to Grand Prix racing modified all of that. With racing expertise and types developed from flat monitor racing, their hanging off and sliding the entrance and rear cornering type set the muse for the cornering type seen as we speak in MotoGP.”

Harley XR1000 Street Tracker

The SBK Stash assortment is housed in a 48×24 pole constructing constructed in 2012. Every bike is saved in working situation and ridden as a lot as time permits.

“I don’t have a favourite. I get pleasure from them for the way in which they replicate the development of motorbike efficiency over my lifetime of driving. Experience them, don’t disguise them!”

The listing of bikes within the assortment is nothing wanting staggering:

  • 1998 Aprilia RS250
  • 1984 Bimota “KB3” – SB4 rebuilt by Nick Ienatsch as a KB3 featured in 9/92 Motorcyclist Journal
  • 1985 Bimota DB1
  • 1997 Bimota DB2 Edizione Finale
  • 1997 Bimota SB6R
  • 1998 Bimota V Due Edizione Finale
  • 2021 BMW S1000RR M Package deal
  • 1993 Ducati 888 SPO
  • 1995 Ducati 916 Varese – 60K+ miles, this bike has been with me all around the nation
  • 1997 Ducati 916 SPS
  • 2003 Ducati 999R
  • 2008 Ducati 1098R
  • 2008 Ducati D16RR Desmosedici
  • 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superleggera
  • 1977 C&J Racing Framed Harley Davidson XR750 Road Tracker constructed by Michael Lange
  • 1997 Champion-Framed Harley-Davidson XR1000 Road Tracker – featured in June 1998 challenge of Scorching Rod Bikes journal.
  • 1985 Honda NS400R
  • 1989 Honda RC30
  • 1995 Honda RC45
  • 2002 Honda RC51 SP2
  • 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R2 Eddie Lawson Reproduction
  • 1994 Kawasaki ZX-7R M2
  • 2019 KTM Tremendous Duke GT
  • 2008 MV Agusta R 312
  • 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley
  • 1982 Suzuki GS1000SZ Katana
  • 1983 Suzuki XN-85
  • 1986 Suzuki RG500
  • 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Restricted
  • 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100
  • 1984 Yamaha RZV500R
  • 1984 Yamaha RZ-350
  • 1990 Yamaha OW-01
  • Just a few Yamaha dirtbikes

Harley XR1000 Street Tracker

Given SBK Stash’s concentrate on American flat monitor racing and its impression on Superbike and GP, the Harley-Davidson XR collection is of specific curiosity — in spite of everything, the Harley XR750 stays essentially the most profitable racing motorbike in historical past, and has served as a studying platform for lots of the world’s greatest riders.

Harley XR1000 Street Tracker

This XR1000 road tracker was initially constructed by Ron Bravo of Hollister, California, in 1997. Three years later, the bike was offered to Dennis Simunovich of Hollister (CA) after which to Norman Krasny of Pittsburgh circa 2002, and it entered the SBK Stash in non-running situation in 2022.

Harley XR1000 Street Tracker

Now working, the bike includes a wealth of hand-built and uncommon aftermarket elements:

  • Customized Champion chromoly body and intakes by Bud Carroll
  • Works Efficiency shocks
  • Kosman adjustable triple bushes
  • Kosman quick-change reversible rear hub
  • XR750 entrance hub laced to Solar rims by Buchanan’s
  • Ceriani fork legs from Storz Efficiency
  • Jack Hagemann hand-formed aluminum tank and rear tail part
  • Evo left case. Alternator and clutch rather than the unique generator and Sportster clutch
  • Jim Kelly (former Jay Springsteen engine builder and tuner) constructed motor and backside finish constructed by Will of Bartels HD
  • Supertrapp Race Exhaust

The engine itself had an attention-grabbing backstory earlier than it discovered its means into the arms of Jim Kelly, Jay Springsteen’s former engine builder and tuner.

“The motor got here from the Storage Firm of Gardena, CA which on the time was a bookstore and the motor was getting used as a doorstop. After being accomplished, Ron confirmed the bike on the 1997 Mikuni Calendar motorbike present. The editors of Scorching Bikes journal noticed the bike on the present and cited it of their 12/97 challenge as “”dare to be completely different” and Scorching Rod Bikes featured it as “Bravo! Bravo!” of their 6/98 challenge.”

Earlier proprietor Dennis Simunovich repainted the bike within the orange and black scheme from the unique white and blue “Springsteen” scheme, which it wore when Ron Bravo nonetheless owned the bike. Aside from that, this XR1000 stays because it was initially constructed.

Harley XR1000 Street Tracker

The XR1000 gained Greatest American Customized on the 2022 AMA Classic Days present and even drew the curiosity of Grand Marshal Kevin Schwantz, whose father used to race a Champion framed XR750!

As a part of the trip them, don’t disguise them philosophy, the SBK Stash XR’s shall be getting some train on the 2023 American Flat Observe rounds:

“I’m planning on taking the XR1000 or XR750 to trip round after I received to the Sacramento, Lexington, and DuQuoin AFT mile rounds this yr.”

At Handbuilt 2023! Picture: Kevin McKee

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