Harley-Davidson has announced a 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program for the AFT Production Twins class - starting at the 2019 Black Hills Half-Mile.
New for 2019, the Production Twins class is an 11-race series is a full-fledged championship class, staged at this year's AFT Half Mile and Mile events events, complete with a #1 plate going to the rider amassing the most points at the end of the season.
|James Rispoli Piloting the Black Hills Harley-Davidson ProBEAM XG750R at the Lima Half-Mile|
The series builds on the two trial races held in 2019 and is intended to serve as a transition between AFT Singles and the premier AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines class, giving up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to gain valuable seat time and experience on faster, more powerful AFT Twins motorcycles.
It features production-based, twin-cylinder motorcycle engines from BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha street bikes with displacements between 649-800 cc. Race-only engines from machines such as the Harley-Davidson XR750, Honda RS750 and Indian Scout FTR750 are not eligible. Riders licensed for AFT Singles may compete in both AFT Production Twins and AFT Singles on the same day. Riders licensed for AFT Twins, however, may only compete in either AFT Twins or AFT Production Twins at any given event.
"We are very excited to see the growth and emerging talent within the AFT Production Twins class," said Eric Jensen, Global Brand Marketing Lead for Harley-Davidson. "Harley-Davidson motorcycles go back to the very foundation of professional flat track and we see the AFT Production Twins class as an opportunity to expand the legacy of Harley-Davidson within the sport."
The $30,000 per race contingency payouts are available to non-factory riders in the AFT Production Twins class. To be eligible for contingency payouts, riders must run an eligible XG750R in the AFT Production Twins class. To remain eligible, all machines must maintain stock bodywork and riders must wear a Harley-Davidson logo on the upper-chest portion of their leathers.