Watch A Video Of The New Harley-Davidson Street 750 Model Ice Racing At Aspen X Games.

Street750bisWhat a great idea from Harley-Davidson to attract youngsters to the brand and specifically to its new Harley Street model. The Milwaukee company became one of the Aspen X Games new sponsor and is teaming up with ESPN to feature motorcycle ice racing as an exhibition sport. Following Harley-Davidson’s customer-centric approach, fans will help decide via social media if the sport is extreme enough for future X Games winter events. Taking center ice for the exhibition is the all-new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750, the first all-new motorcycle platform from the company in 13 years, available in dealerships nationwide later this year.

Street750“While the Street was designed to handle urban environments, its instant throttle response, lean chassis and super-low seat height make it perfect to ride anywhere,” said Dino Bernacchi, Director of North American Marketing Communications, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “We modified several Street motorcycles by adding steel screws to the tires and let the world’s best flat track racers tear up the ice at high speeds. We think fans will be captivated by the extreme attitude and beauty they’ll see on the ice.”

The Street 750 from Harley-Davidson features the all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X™ engine, designed to match the demands of stop-and-go traffic. The new engine is housed in a narrow and lean chassis built for agility, with a new suspension and a broad handlebar sweep that provides confidence and maneuverability when managing tight turns and fast moves. It also has a premium, minimalist style that serves as a blank canvas for riders to customize.

Harley-Davidson will showcase the ice racing exhibition during ESPN’s X Games Aspen today, Jan. 23. Fans will influence whether the sport comes to future X Games winter events by sharing their comments via the Twitter hashtag #XGIceRace. ESPN will share comments from fans during the last day of the games. Learn more at www.darkcustom.com/iceracing.

The exhibition race will feature Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team rider Brad Baker, the reigning AMA Pro Grand National champion, AMA Pro star Jared Mees, winner of the 2012 AMA Pro Grand National Championship, and his wife and fellow AMA Pro flat track racer Nichole Mees.

“The attitude and capabilities of the Street were influenced by thousands of young adults in cities around the world,” added Bernacchi. “So while we think ice racing is hardcore, it’s only fitting that Harley-Davidson is having extreme sports fans around the world help decide the X Games fate of the sport.”

Motorcycle Racing on Ice:
While it’s difficult to pin down when and where someone had the idea of putting a motorcycle on ice, the first records of ice racing date from Sweden in 1924. Today, ice racing is primarily on quarter-mile, half-mile and road course tracks setup on frozen lakes or indoor arenas. The sport usually is divided into classes for full-rubber and studded tires with speeds regularly approaching 80 miles per hour on straightaways and 60 miles per hour in the turns.

“Harley-Davidson has been pioneering action sports before they were even defined as action sports,” added Bernacchi.  “In fact, archive photos in the Harley-Davidson Museum show enthusiasts racing on frozen lakes almost a century ago, so it’s exciting to see us back racing on ice with a new generation of riders on the newest addition to the Dark Custom motorcycle lineup.”

For more information about the Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 visit Harley Street.

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25 Responses to “Watch A Video Of The New Harley-Davidson Street 750 Model Ice Racing At Aspen X Games.”


  1. 1 Rodent Jan 23rd, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Crazy!

  2. 2 Peg Miller Jan 23rd, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    An exciting sport on dirt and even better on ice. Way to go Jared, Nicole and Brad! You got my vote.

  3. 3 tim himes Jan 23rd, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    now living in nc for twenty years the ice racing is cool. reminds me of home in wisconsin on lake winnebago, more to do in winter

  4. 4 Kevin Jan 23rd, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    That is super cool! Would love to try that sometime.

  5. 5 denis.. Jan 23rd, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    great little rocket for such a sport..but maybe also look into it on the canadian side..ice racing in quebec is awsome..good luck and hope to see more…m.l.h&r

  6. 6 clyde da glide Jan 23rd, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Have Carr, Springer, and Parker put a show on, and everyone will be hooked

  7. 7 Blackmax Jan 23rd, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    This is NUTS !!!
    But I like it !!!!
    Good job by H-D to interest the younger crowd

  8. 8 James just another crazy Kiwi Jan 23rd, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Hell the winter up there must be really bad ( Kidding)

    It’s cool, no pun intended to see . I ride in ice occasionally and have fallen off
    on ice unintentionally, now all I need is a pocket full of self tappers and all will be good.

    HD are trying new things, it is great !, I wonder if anyone can see anything negative about this.
    …………….waiting

  9. 9 Frank Dracman Jan 23rd, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Awesome, but how about some true competition between manufacturers. (There you go James.)

  10. 10 LowriderLarry Jan 23rd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Watch out those radiators don’t freeze!

  11. 11 nicker Jan 23rd, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Sliding a scooter around is way cool no mater where ya do it.

    But if this effort is “… to attract youngsters to the brand…”
    then HD may be bucking a global trend towards “demotorization”……

    see http://www.cbt.com.my/2012/12/20/youths-losing-interest-in-cars
    “…While the young may love Fast and Furious franchise and Gran Turismo video games, studies show that it’s an entirely different matter when it comes to actually paying money to buy a car…”

    A study by University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute found that only six in 10 Americans, aged between 17 and 19, have drivers’ licenses. Thirty years ago, that number was eight in 10.

    Try your own search using these tags:
    interests in cars and bikes, demotorization, popular car among japanese youth, bike interest in malaysia, qmr, youths losing interest in cars, youth losing interest in cars, malaysia automotive market trend

    Moreover, this shouldn’t be a revelation. Some years ago it was reported:
    “…As of 2007, overcapacity in the global automotive industry is estimated at 20 million units, which is approximately one-third of global annual production or the productive capacity of the western European automakers. With minimum efficient scale of production at an assembly plant estimated at 200,000 vehicles, dozens of assembly plants are likely to close as automakers strive to improve their profitability. Capacity unitization of about 75 percent is the tipping point below which automakers are in jeopardy of experiencing financial losses…”

    “…Global Auto Sales Will Continue Decline in 2009…..Study shows worldwide volumes won’t return to pre-crisis levels until at least 2012. Growth is in Asia…”

    IMHO a society that looses it s mobility will shortly loose its freedom.
    (don’t shoot the messenger)

    -nicker-

  12. 12 Woody Jan 23rd, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    great marketing, good thought process.

  13. 13 Woody Jan 23rd, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    @Tim h between the ice fishing shanties and ice boats, it’s surprising you found room on the lake for the bikes :-)

  14. 14 REV.JIM Jan 24th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Did this when I was a younger man, But with a Honda cr 250, I’d pay to watch the races! very cool!

  15. 15 Gio Santa Mamba Jan 24th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Very excited, should become the winter fun thing to do for bikers.

  16. 16 Shanedrive Jan 24th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Check our Ryan Suchanek if you’re curious about ice ‘n motorcycles. Ryan runs a shop in Edgerton, Wi called the bargain barn. He’s also a rather skilled MC rider (understatement). Last year in Feb he set the world record (again) for the fastest wheelie on ice. 108.5 mph. He’s attempting it again Feb. 1st this year. Here’s a FB link if anyone cares to take a look
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1450527471827061/

    Or just google the dude, you’ll find all kinds of neat stuff about this “crazy” event.

    don’t know how many of you guys are up nort’ but as you’ve likely heard, it’s been one-helluva-f’n brutal winter temp-wise w/more coming next week. Hopefully it’ll at least warm to above zero for Ryans event a week from this Saturday. The craptacular forecast is predicting below zero highs for at least the early part of next week w/monday into tuesday’s prediction of minus 22 for a low………….yay.

    That’ll firm up the ice just a wee bit!

  17. 17 Terence Tory Jan 24th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    The Street is too heavy at close to 500 pounds to “race” on ice.

  18. 18 Fausto Jan 24th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Did that last weekend, going out this weekend too!

  19. 19 Woody Jan 24th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    @TT -you never disappoint. If this was an article on All-Volkswagon Van racing would you remind us there are far better vehicles for drag racing? Any strong opinions on Formula Vee cars being inferior to F1?

  20. 20 sidehacker Jan 24th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Come on Robert from Indian corporate bring on the Indian Scout, Arrow and Brave lets go ice racing in America damn it!!!

  21. 21 Terence Tory Jan 25th, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Woody,you can offer an opinion,but physics trumps us all and holds the whip hand.

  22. 22 .357 Magnum Jan 25th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Anybody else enjoying the nice cool breeze as Woody’s point “whooshes” over Terence Tory’s head?

  23. 23 Woody Jan 25th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    @TT Too funny! Your response is as relevant as beating your chest and yelling, “I like cake!”. Once again you come to preach instead of converse. The article was about the same kind of bikes racing against each other and you jump in with spittle about how there are better suited bikes. (I know, you like cake). Who funckin’ cares? If the article was about racing turtles would you have jumped in to say, “That’s stupid, gazelles are way faster than turtles.” ? Of course you would, and that’s why I poked at you. We all ride, and we all have access to Google & Bing, so nobody will even notice if you take a few months off. ;)

  24. 24 Tex Jan 25th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I think these new bikes will being the young ones into the Harley family of riders, weather it be street, dirt, or ice on 2 wheels. It can’t be anything but good for H-D and for the rest of us riders. I say bring it on!

  25. 25 Dale Jan 25th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Very cool. Ice racing should be added to the X-Games in the future.

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