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Harley-Davidson introduces new flat-track racing bike


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Autoblog  /  May 26, 2016

The new, liquid-cooled XG750R replaces a 40-plus-year-old design.

When a design really works, it tends to stick around a while. It's why Land Rover spent decades building the Defender, or why the original Mini and Volkswagen Beetle stuck around for so long. And it's why Harley-Davidson's flat-track team still uses a design pioneered in the early 1970s. But for Harley, the days of iconic XR750 are over. All hail the new XG750R.

The motorcycle maker is introducing its all-new racer with the Screaming Eagle factory team this weekend. Besides ditching a 40-plus-year-old design, the XG750R is based on a completely different bike. It's built up from the liquid-cooled 750 Street, rather than the old-school, air-cooled Sportster. The XG750R takes that muscular look, combines it with that of a steroid-fed dirt bike, and slaps a big number on the side. It looks absolutely spectacular.

"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," says Harley-Davidson's racing manager Kris Schoonover.

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About time! 

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