ELR TIME­LINE

Classic Bike (UK) - - Z1100r Lawson -

A mar­ket­ing tool to cel­e­brate the suc­cess of Ed­die Law­son on the AMA Su­per­bike stage they may have been, but the var­i­ous Ed­die Law­son Replica (ELR) Kawasaki models have be­come sought-af­ter and col­lectable among the big Zed cognoscenti.

1982 Z1000R1 Based on the ex­ist­ing 998cc Z1000J model, the ELR ver­sion – in­tended for the US mar­ket only – sports a black chrome four-into-one Kerker ex­haust sys­tem and lime green paint­work. Just 200 were built ac­cord­ing to Andy Ferry and each Kawasaki dealer was al­lo­cated one. Price, ap­par­ently, was left to the dealer’s dis­cre­tion.

1983 Z1000R2 Now avail­able in Europe (where white is also of­fered) the R2 has a black chrome four-in­totwo ex­haust.

1984 Z1100R1 With the 1089cc en­gine from the new GPZ1100 fit­ted, the last ELR model re­ceives a wel­come boost in both power and torque. It also has an 18in front wheel (the Z1000R has the larger 19in front), a brand new frame and is avail­able in sil­ver blue as well as lime green.

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