Metal ode to a fast flat racer
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.