Harley-Davidson XR-1000 Battle of the Twins Racer

    This bike was campaigned in the early 1980's AMA Battle of the Twins class with rider David McClure who won the BOTT Amateur national championship in 1982. If was a factory 'back-door'special that featured many innovative features. These hand made race bikes were a clever combination of XR-100 and 750 Sportster parts combined to deliver a top speed of 155+ mph.

    It's one of those rare Harley-Davidson machines whose style and function are both deliberate and beautiful.

    That fuel tank is designed for stretching out over at big tracks like Daytona Speedway.

    Side profile shot allows the big sump to be seen beneath the bike. Just one of many special features on this bike.

    Fournales shocks, massive swingarm, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, it had it all.

    The opening under that gas cap was big enough to swallow an orange!

    -HOG photo-
    That's Gene Church on legendary ' Lucifer's Hammer', perhaps the most iconic of the HD BOTT racers. Both Gene Church and Jay Springsteen rode the 'Hammer'.

    Here's a link for a great video from Daytona BOTT race in 1985 with Harley v. Ducati in an exciting race.

    JD and JL prepare to start the beast for the first time after many years in storage.  What a machine!
    All photos except Lucifers Hammer image by John Lawless

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