Me­tal ode to a fast flat racer

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING -

The new Har­ley-David­son XG750R has been care­fully de­signed to re­flect the iconic XR750, which it is in­tended to re­place. The Har­ley-David­son Screamin’ Eagle Fac­tory team will start by field­ing one XG750R for its rider Davis Fisher. The 18-year-old GNC1 rookie, and last year’s GNC2 cham­pion, will carry out im­por­tant de­vel­op­ment work on the new mo­tor­cy­cle while rac­ing it. The team’s main rider and 2013 na­tional cham­pion Brad Baker will con­tinue rac­ing the XR750 for now. “The XG750R has shown great po­ten­tial in test­ing and the first few races this sea­son,” said Kris Schoonover, Har­ley-David­son rac­ing man­ager. “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.” Sadly, Har­ley said there are no im­me­di­ate plans to in­tro­duce a road-le­gal ver­sion of the XG750R.

PHOTO: HAR­LEY-DAVID­SON

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