Next generation liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker breaks cover at AMA Pro Springfield Mile
Harley-Davidson has announced a new generation flat track motorcycle, their first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years ready to race. The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team will be racing the XG750R on dirt ovals across the U.S. this season, with the debut having been at the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile in Illinois at the end of May.
Powered by the fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson Revolution X V-Twin engine – the engine developed for the Street 750 - 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, and is strictly for race competition and will not be offered for sale at this time.
The race-modified Revolution X engine version and a new racing frame were developed by Vance & Hines Motorsports, who are also the partner for the Factory Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing program where V-Rods 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 on 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.”
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 during 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.”