The Second Annual KZ1000 Tribute Ride was June 11th at Central Vermont Motorcycles in Rutland Vermont. Jay Davidson and Stephane Roux were back with their beautiful 1983 KZ1000 ELR's and this year Steve Simmons from southern New Jersey joined them with his beauty.
Steve meticulously cares for the bike and it is in pristine condition. His ELR has 33mm smooth bore Mikuni carburetors, a Dynatek Ignition, Performance Machine chromed brakes and a JMC swing arm.
All three ride their bikes regularly. Jay and Stephane had just returned from a trip to Deals Gap, were they rode their collector's items to their fullest.
The Annual KZ1000 Ride In is a tribute to Eddie Lawson and the success of the original KZ1000. For the story of how the KZ1000 Ride In began, see "Dream Bike Realized" in the Features section.