3. ELR Replica in Progress …


I really don’t know where he finds the time, but Red says this one will be completed in time for the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show in December, along with two other bikes. Once you’ve built a gas tank like this one out of 14 pieces of aluminum, I suppose the rest is easy?


The plan is then to lay the classic Eddie Lawson stripes over the bare brushed metal, then a little clearcoat. Underneath it will be a full old-school 160-hp race motor with ti rods and all the good parts and traction control, in a braced and gusseted frame with modified steering geometry, as well as a very rare and pricey Over swingarm from Japan. The plan also calls for a Motec dash. “The client for this one is me,” says Red, so who knows? Should be good, though.