“If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”. That seems to be the design philosophy for a lot of vehicle manufacturers around the world and it’s why Harley-Davidson had left their flat track racer unchanged for 44 years. But now, Harley-Davidson’s Screaming Eagle Factory Team has unleashed their latest flat-tracker, the XG750R, and it’s an absolute beast.
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The new flat track racer is powered by the 750cc Revolution X V-Twin engine designed for the Harley-Davidson Street 750, a motorcycle built for maximum urban manoeuvrability 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.
“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,” Kris Schoonover, Harley-Davidson’s racing manager, said in an official statement.
The XG750R does look very similar in design to its predecessor, the XR750, which was based on the air-cooled Harley Sportster. And Harley will be hoping that the similarities don’t end here and their latest flat track racer continues to dominate the AMA Pro Flat Track circuit much like its predecessor did.
Needless to say, the XG750R won’t be a production motorcycle and will be made exclusively for the H-D racing team. Do you think you would ride a performance-focused Harley if it was being sold in the market? Let us know in the comments below.