2017 Harley-Davidson Team to pilot XG750R in American Flat Track
Harley-Davidson Race Team to be announced Saturday, January 28 at X Games Aspen on ESPN
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2017) – The time is nearly here for the unveiling of the 2017 Harley-Davidson Factory Race Team that will campaign for top honors in American Flat Track’s premier class – AFT Twins. That announcement will be made on action sports’ big stage, aired live during X Games Aspen on ESPN tomorrow, Saturday January 28 at 2:44 p.m. ET.

The team unveiling everyone has been waiting for comes on the heels of Harley-Davidson Motor Corp.’s announcement of the Factory Team’s machine of choice for 2017 – the XG750R. Although the brand has decades of success with the XR750, Harley-Davidson looks to usher in a new era with its modern flat track racer.

“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.”

Harley-Davidson’s 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. 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.

American Flat Track will kick off the 2017 season during Daytona’s Bike Week festivities on Thursday, March 16 with the all-new DAYTONA TT, built inside the trioval at Daytona International Speedway. The DAYTONA TT will mark the dawning of a new era for America’s most historic form of motorcycle racing, and the “World Center of Racing” will serve as the curtain-raiser for the 2017 American Flat Track season. Tickets for the DAYTONA TT are now on sale and can be purchased at 
www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
 
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.
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.


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For additional information contact:
American Flat Track Communications, (386) 492-1014, info@americanflattrack.com
 

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