This 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000 is a collector’s item and was heated garage kept since purchase in 1983 with original paperwork, manuals and only 163 original miles. The XR-1000 was Harley's attempt to capitalize on their dominance of the flat-track scene for decades. Using modified versions of Harley-Davidson’s race-winning XR750’s aluminum cylinders and heads on standard XL Sportster crankcases gave the best of both worlds: the look of a racer on the street, without the warranty issues. The XR1000 was essentially a “backroom special,” produced in extremely limited numbers away from the standard assembly line producing 1000 bikes in 1983 and only 700 in 1984 before discontinuation. The styling of the XR1000 wasn’t identical to the XR750, bearing more relationship to the standard Sportster with a small tank and solo seat, but the exhaust system was pure racer with dual matte black high-pipe exhaust. Combined with the twin Dellorto carbs, the XR1000 was a very racy machine, but expensive to build in such limited numbers, making its price unacceptably high for most buyers. Plenty lusted after them though, as Harley-Davidson launched the model by sending an XR1000 racer to Daytona, where Gene Church won the new Battle of the Twins series with his machine, “Lucifer’s Hammer,” three years in a row. This 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000 is a rare, limited-production machine in original-paint condition; 1000 were made in 1983 some extras were added sissy bar and pad, oil gauge and taillight embellishment, as well as many parts that were purchased for additions to the bike and never added. The bike has only 163 original miles, great for any collector and motorcycle aficionado. This bike is has a deep history in Harley Davidson and would be a great addition to your collection. The carbs were just cleaned and rebuilt, oil changed and new battery. Title is clean and comes with original bill of sale and manual.