This is Doug Chandlerâs 1998 AMA Superbike Championship racer. The most beautiful thing about this bike is how Rob Muzzy and KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) bent the AMA rule book upside down to produce what is truly a one-off superbike. Though the rules at the time said you had to use a stock frame as a basis for the superbike build I believe that KHI and Muzzy might have stretched those rules just a bit. If you look at the Vin # on this bike its stamped KHI-R1S. Well that sure doesnât seem to be a 17 digit production line frame now does it? Itâs also amazing how my stock 1998 ZX7RRâs head stock is almost 15 degrees different than this âSTOCKâ frame. Now donât get me wrong Iâm not saying that anyone was cheating because Doug Chandler is one of my racing heros but....kinda makes you wonder. As you go through the specs on this bike you realize that this is a factory one-off weapon designed to kill all enemies in its path. The motor is a GEAR driven cam 750cc in-line 4 cylinder that spins freely to 14k rpm. Spent gases flow out a super light Muzzy full titanium exhaust. Electronics are handled by a KHI kit total loss ignition and wiring harness coupled to KHI KIT ECU. Sorry folks your garden variety 1998 ZXR750RR was NEVER available with Gear Driven Cams. There are a ton of un-obtainium parts here. From the sand cast cases to the one off 41mm Kehien magnesium bodied flat slide carbs its all this is wick cool shit we never got to see or read about back in the day. I have not dyno tesedt this machine yet but seat of pants says its in the 170 rwhp area. The suspension is super trick and rare. Ohlins 46mm GP spec front forks with magnesium billet lowers are held in place with a massive magnesium adjustable triple clamp. All bolts are titanium including the quick change axles front and rear. The brakes are 6 piston billet AP calipers with a radial Brembo Master cylinder clamping massive 330mm AP superbike iron rotors.
The bike rolls on 17inch magnesium Marchasiniâs with Dunlop NTECH slicks spooned on for ultimate grip. The bike weighs exactly 347lbs with oil and 1 gallon of fuel. Apparently Muzzy had to strap lead weight to bottom of the bike for it to make the 355lbs minimum AMA SUPERBIKE weight limit. Itâs just a rollinâ running piece of history. Sounds like a jet fighter when you are warming it up because of the distinct gear driven cam whine. If you are after the real thing here it is. This was Dougâs âBâ bike for the 1998 season. It had more wins (5) than the âAâ bike that season. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a personal letter from Rob Muzzy regarding its history. Very cool......
Stock # 36