By Wade Thiel
One of the Best Harleys Ever
Harley-Davidson will likely be extra motivated for the American Flat Track racing season in 2020. It’s the 50th anniversary of the legendary XR750. In 1970, the company changed dirt track racing with the introduction of the XR750 flat tracker. The bike replaced the KR and went on to be a huge success, even being ridden by internationally known daredevil Evil Knievel.
The model was a dominant force from 1972 to 2008 with 28 wins out of 37 AMA Grand National Championships. The bike was a beast of a machine and was piloted by the best to many, many wins. It is called one of the most successful racing motorcycles of all time.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary, Harley will continue to race the Harley-Davidson XG750R flat tracker. This year’s bikes will have special commemorative paint jobs on them. They will use the Revolution X V-Twin that was designed for the Street 750 model. The company’s flat track team will compete in 18 flat track events over the course of the year, hoping to continue to win. The string of events will start on March 14 with the Daytona TT at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
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