Harley launches new model for flat track racing

First new flat track model in 44 years

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:14 pm

The Harley-Davidson XG750R

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson announced the launch of a new flat track race bike for the first time in 44 years on Thursday.

The XG750R will make its competition debut Sunday at the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile in Illinois.

“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-Davison to compete in one of the best spectator racing sports out there today,” said Kris Schoonover, Harley-Davison racing manager.

The new model is powered by the Harley-Davidson Revolution X V-Twin engine, a 750cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine designed for the Harley-Davison Street 750.

The race-modified Revolution X engine and a racing frame for the XG750R were developed by Vance & Hines Motorsports. The company partners with the Harley drag racing team.

The motorcycle is only for race competition and will not be offered for sale at this time.

Factory team rider Davis Fisher will ride the new model in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson GNC1 series, where he is a rookie. Schoonover said the company wanted a young rider with raw ability to help develop the bike.

“The XG750R has shown great potential in testing and the first few races this season,” Schoonover said. “But as with any new racing motorcycle, there will be work to do.”


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