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The 1994 VR 1000 was the first racing motorcycle Harley-Davidson built. Every other racer, from 1915 1993, had been a modified machine. The VR was purpose-built from the up.

Milwaukee has never been with the concept of purebred machines. Eighty years the founders had ‘been dragged into the racing game, of its necessity only after had captivated the sporting enthusiasts of the and 1920s.

But once installed in the Milwaukee the racing department proved a continuing resource of team and public good will. rode their motorcycles to the and supported their favorite and manufacturers.

Harley-Davidson had maintained its of dirt tack, the traditional fairgrounds racing, and built a few XR production-based roadracers. But nothing on menu suited the demands of racing in the 1990s. At the upper of street bike competition, the roadsters weigh 375 pounds and produce 150 horsepower.

Handling and braking factors are to millisecond response margins. All of is enormously expensive to achieve.

some money in the bank,

decided to build its second racer, with an American chassis and brakes. Engineer Scheibe headed the team, and in experienced help from and Indy Car racing. The project five years and produced a 60-degree V-twin, with heads, Weber-USA electronic injection and liquid cooling.

Power went by gear to a dry clutch and through a 5-speed

The first bikes used a inverted fork and Wilwood brake calipers. The road carries an Ohlins fork titanium-coated stanchions. The body is constructed of carbon fiber, and the listed the dry weight at 390lb

The production schedule was set for 50 copies of the VR the price of each listed at

The VR first appeared on the racetrack for the Superbike race in 1994.

were few illusions about the chances, and teething problems anticipated, but the motorcycle handled well. Top speed was not at the level of though rider Miguel turned in good results on of the tighter circuits. Results for the season were disappointing, and Doug Chandler had difficulty to

terms with the machine. dirt track champion Carr was also on the team and a quick learning curve.

circulated during the offseason management disputes in Milwaukee doubts on the future of the VR 1000. The split as they had a half-century the economic rationale perceives factory racing as large versus small return. The enthusiast segment says pays huge dividends in relations, and puts the company on television.

And wins hearts and minds.


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