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HARLEY-DAVIDSON CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY OF XR750

Harley-Davidson celebrates the legacy of the XR750 and continuing its 100-plus-year motorsports history with the XG750R
 
MILWAUKEE (March 10, 2019) – The 2020 season marks the 50th year since the debut of the XR750, a motorcycle raced, wrenched on, and beloved among the American Flat Track (AFT) paddock to this day. To celebrate the anniversary, Harley-Davidson® Super Twins and Production Twins bikes along with the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock motorcycles will feature the historic color of Harley-Davidson competition motorcycles, Jet Fire Orange, along with team haulers, uniforms, and branded accessories.

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Harley-Davidson Support Class Added To The Springfield Mile

1Up-and-coming riders get the opportunity to race the legendary Mile track with $5000 purse up for grabs

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (April 19, 2017) – Kiesow Racing is pleased to announce the addition of a Harley-Davidson support class for round 6 of the American Flat Track series at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 28. The support class will provide up-and-coming talent from the AFT Singles class with a chance to ride the legendary Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile on the most iconic brand in Flat Track history.

“We are excited to provide the future of our sport an opportunity to gain experience riding twins on a Mile and honoring our title sponsor Harley-Davidson at the same time,” said Dave Kiesow with Kiesow Racing, promoters of the Springfield Mile. “It also provides us a way to bring more of the close-racing action Springfield is known for to the fans.”

The all-Harley-Davidson support class allows for any model that has previously competed in Pro Flat Track – including the Harley-Davidson XG750R, XR750, 883, Sportster or Super Tracker.

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Any competitor with an AFT Singles license that is 18 years or older will be eligible to apply for entry into the support class race on the big track, which follows the AFT Singles points-paying round held Saturday, May 27 at the nearby Springfield TT. The class will get a practice, timed qualifying, two Heats and a Main Event to complement Sunday’s AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines program.

Additional information for competitors outlining the entry process, purse breakdown and event schedule will be distributed by American Flat Track in the near future.

More information on the event can be found at http://www.americanflattrack.com. Tickets for the Springfield TT and Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile I are available for purchase at: https://www.springfieldmile.org.

How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track events. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer and fall on NBCSN, while FansChoice.tv provides live streaming coverage of American Flat Track events. FansChoice.tv also provides coverage of IMSA’s development and single-make series, and NASCAR’s touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.nbcsports.com/ and http://www.FansChoice.tv.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

HARLEY FACTORY TEAM GOES ALL-IN WITH XG750R FLAT TRACKER

Factory XG750R Racers to be Announced January 28 During ESPN’s X Games

MILWAUKEE (January 26, 2017) – Fast, liquid-cooled and with big shoes to fill: The Harley-Davidson®XG750R motorcycle will be the only bike raced by the Harley-Davidson® Factory Flat Track Racing Team in 2017. The new flat-tracker will replace the Harley-Davidson® XR750, the most successful flat-track racing motorcycle of all time.

The Harley-Davidson Factory Team will contest the 2017 American Flat Track (ATF) racing series and ESPN’s X Games Minneapolis Harley-Davidson® Flat Track Racing event exclusively aboard the XG750R bikes. The racing season opens during Daytona Bike Week at the March 16 ATF Daytona TT on a new circuit featuring a jump to be constructed inside Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“There is extraordinary energy building behind the new American Flat Track series and after decades of XR750 dominance, it’s time to bring a new level of performance and technology to the track with the Harley-Davidson XG750R,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy. “The new Daytona TT promises to be a thrilling event. If you are in Daytona for Bike Week, ride to the race and help the Factory Team kick off an exciting season.”

With a custom chassis purpose-built for flat track racing, the XG750R flat tracker is powered by a race-modified, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 750cc Revolution X V-Twin engine originally engineered for the Harley-Davidson Street® 750, a motorcycle designed for maximum urban maneuverability with rebellious Dark Custom attitude.

“Unlike our competitors, we are going flat track racing behind an American-made production engine,” said Kennedy. “The XG750R is a purebred racing motorcycle, but its modified engine is based on the same Revolution X V-Twin anyone can buy from a Harley-Davidson dealer in a Street 750 motorcycle, an engine designed by Harley-Davidson engineers and assembled at Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City. There’s a direct link from the Street 750 to the XG750R flat tracker the Factory Team will be racing for a championship, and that link is our passion for performance.”

The XG750R raced through a development season in 2016 alongside the air-cooled Harley-Davidson Factory Team XR750 motorcycles. The XR750 has carried racers to countless victories and 37 AMA Grand National championships in 44 seasons of competition. That winning DNA is the foundation of the XG750R, an evolutionary step into the future of flat-track racing. Its race-tuned Revolution X engine and racing chassis were developed in collaboration with Vance & Hines Motorsports. The XG750R flat tracker motorcycle is not a production model.  The 750cc XG Revolution X V-Twin engine is for sale through Harley-Davidson dealers today and can be modified for racing use by aspiring dealers and privateers.

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team will be revealed during live ABC network coverage of ESPN’s X Games Aspen on Saturday, January 28 at 2:44 p.m. ET.

Entering its 64th consecutive season, American Flat Track is the most historic form of American motorcycle racing. The re-vamped 2017 American Flat Track series features 18 rounds of racing headlined by powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in the AFT Twins class.

The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team is proudly partnered with Vance & Hines Motorsports.

Photos of the new Harley Davidson 750 Flat track bike at Vince and Hines in Indianapolis Indiana on April 27th 2016.
Photos of the new Harley Davidson 750 Flat track bike at Vince and Hines in Indianapolis Indiana on April 27th 2016.

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Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT GENERATION, LIQUID-COOLED HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG750R

NEXT GENERATION, LIQUID-COOLED HARLEY-DAVIDSON XG750R FLAT TRACKER BREAKS COVER AT AMA PRO SPRINGFIELD MILE

MILWAUKEE (May 26, 2016) – A new-generation Harley-Davidson® flat-track motorcycle is ready to race. The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team is unleashing the XG750R, its first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years, to battle in fierce, adrenaline-filled competition on dirt ovals across the U.S. The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, May 29, at the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile in Illinois.

Powered by the fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson Revolution X V-Twin engine, the XG750R will be raced by Factory Team rider Davis Fisher on the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines flat track series. The new XG750R motorcycle is strictly for race competition and will not be offered for sale at this time.

Photos of the new Harley Davidson 750 Flat track bike at Vince and Hines in Indianapolis Indiana on April 27th 2016.
Photos of the new Harley Davidson 750 Flat track bike at Vince and Hines in Indianapolis Indiana on April 27th 2016.

The new flat tracker is powered by the 750cc Revolution X V-Twin engine designed for the Harley-Davidson Street® 750, a motorcycle built for maximum urban maneuverability with rebellious Dark Custom attitude. Tuned for the track, this modified Revolution X engine will power the new XG750R as it fights to be first to the finish line.

Photos of the new Harley Davidson 750 Flat track bike at Vince and Hines in Indianapolis Indiana on April 27th 2016.
Photos of the new Harley Davidson 750 Flat track bike at Vince and Hines in Indianapolis Indiana on April 27th 2016.

The race-modified Revolution X engine and a racing frame for the XG750R were developed by Vance & Hines Motorsports. Vance & Hines also is the partner for the factory Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing program where V-Rod® motorcycles have won eight of the past 12 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing championships.

“After decades of flat-track racing success behind the Harley-Davidson XR750 flat track motorcycle, we knew it was time to develop the next-generation Harley-Davidson to compete in one of the best spectator racing sports out there today,” said Kris Schoonover, Harley-Davidson racing manager.

Fisher, in his first season racing with the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team and a rookie in the GNC1 series, will be the first racer aboard the XG750R. The 18-year-old racer from Warren, Ore., won the 2015 AMA Pro GNC2 championship.

“We wanted a young rider with plenty of raw ability for the XG750R program, and Davis proved himself in the GNC2 class,” said Schoonover. “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring an emerging talent like Davis up to the GNC1 series to develop the new bike alongside an experienced champion like Brad Baker.”

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team rider Brad Baker, 23 years old and the 2013 AMA Pro Grand National Champion, will continue to race aboard the proven Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle while Fisher races the XG750R through its developmental stage.

“The XG750R has shown great potential in testing and the first few races this season,” said Schoonover. “But as with any new racing motorcycle, there will be work to do. We’re excited to continue testing the XG750R in real world competition, and as we make our way through the season, we will evaluate the performance of the bike and our factory riders to see if Baker might switch to the new bike.”

Check Harley-Davidson.com for a full listing of this season’s races; also follow Harley-Davidson on Facebook for racing updates.

AMA Pro Racing GNC Mile, Sacramento, CA  5-21-2016
AMA Pro Racing GNC Mile, Sacramento, CA 5-21-2016

Be sure to also check out Baker and Fisher competing next week, June 2, during the ESPN X Games Austin Harley-Davidson® Flat-Track Racing event. In its second year as an X Games medaled event, Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing will feature top motorcycle racers from around the world going head-to-head on the challenging Circuit of the Americas half-mile chasing an X Games gold medal.

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About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.