Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing Team Will Use The New XG750R For The 1st Time In Daytona

The Harley XG750R replaces the well known XR750. It is a racing-only machine developed around the Revolution X liquid-cooled V-twin engine powering the Street 750 production model. The purebred racing engine will be available at the dealer in Street 750 motorcycle. It is assembled in Kansas at the at Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations. The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team will compete on the new XG750R throughout the 2017 American Flat Track series with the 1st race at Daytona TT on March 16.

The XG750R is the first all-new Harley flat track racing motorcycle in 44 years. The XG750R is a 60-degree V-twin, while the XR750 is 45-degree V-twin. The XG750R is liquid cooled while the XG750 uses air for cooling. The XG750R fuel delivery is injected while the XR750 uses a carburetor. The XG750R has four valves per cylinder, while the XR750R has two.

“There is extraordinary energy building behind the new American Flat Track series and after decades of XR750 dominance, it’s time to bring a new level of performance and technology to the track with the Harley-Davidson XG750R,” Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy said.

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21 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing Team Will Use The New XG750R For The 1st Time In Daytona”


  1. 1 Pablo Feb 12th, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Going to watch for the 1st time in my life American Flat Track in Daytona. Can’t wait.

  2. 2 P. Hamilton Feb 12th, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Take your bets. Indian or H-D?

  3. 3 Greeko Feb 12th, 2017 at 11:45 am

    If it was not for Indian re-entering the competition, Harley would not have replaced the XR750 by the XG750R. Nothing like competition to make manufacturers work a little bit harder.

  4. 4 James just another crazy kiwi Feb 12th, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Racing is compettion !

    So is this correct ?? you can by the 750 street with an XG Motor , If one can change the styling, brakes etc that will be a winner.

  5. 5 Tom Ryan Feb 12th, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Last week HD said they were going to be releasing 50 new bike styles in the next five years. This new XG750R would make for a great street version by just adding a speedo/tach, mirrors and running lights, and leave the overall styling the way it is.

  6. 6 domino Feb 12th, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I love flat track …. Harley vs. Indian, XR750 vs. XG750 …. in the end, it’s the guy sitting on the seat that’s going to make the difference ….

    …………….. Domino Dave …………………..

    P.S. Who remembers Kenny Roberts on the TZ750??!! If you don’t know what I am talking about, check this out .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k8hJWKIVNs

  7. 7 GUNK Feb 12th, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Sunline makes real good rad braces for MX bikes. Used them on 3 different bikes. a lowside could cause
    a lot of probs for the mechanics. Wonder about that line in front of the countershaft sprkt.
    This would be a great street ride like tom said. They’ve been dabbling in this style since the XLCR in 77 .
    Hope they go all in finally. I’d be at my locla dealers P.D.Q. Going to be a great season.

  8. 8 NoH2oh Feb 13th, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Hmmmmm….sorry but the engine used is a race only V&H produced engine and not the Indian (of India……) sourced engine the 500 & 750 street bikes use.
    At least on the factory bikes.

    Hope Indian cleans their clock. The Polaris one.

  9. 9 JohnnySpeed Feb 13th, 2017 at 7:27 am

    “The XG750R is the first all-new Harley flat track racing motorcycle in 44 years. The XG750R is a 60-degree V-twin, while the XR750 is 45-degree V-twin. The XG750R is liquid cooled while the XG750 uses air for cooling. The XG750R fuel delivery is injected while the XR750 uses a carburetor. The XG750R has four valves per cylinder, while the XR750R has two.”

    Everything in this statement just makes.me want an XR750 more.lol The XG…..nope. Not at all.

  10. 10 Kenny Price Feb 13th, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Just because Harley made it does it mean you have to like it? Sorry… but for the free thinkers out there this is all about selling the imported India bikes, not the American made bikes. I’ll pass. I grew up a long time ago.

  11. 11 Bob Feb 13th, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Impressive!

  12. 12 B Roberton Feb 13th, 2017 at 11:01 am

    If it is assembled in Kansas , where is it manufactured , is a bike that is brought in from offshore and then made into his new XG750 ?

  13. 13 Chief Waldo Feb 13th, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I wonder if the motorcycle mags will go as gaga over this as they did with Indian’s FTR750? For some reason, I doubt it…

  14. 14 9VOLT156 Feb 13th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Kind warms your patriotic heart to see this made in India bike representing Harley-Guptason. Will they have the flag of India on the tank. Kind of funny, Indian is pure American, and Harley is from India!!!

  15. 15 mkviz Feb 13th, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    You know if only HD made a street version of this. But the last time they made one, it didnt sell so well. Oh well

  16. 16 fuji Feb 13th, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    The majority of flat track bikes are Kawasaki including the National Champion from last year who will be riding an factory Indian this year. The switch was made because of the out of pocket expense that now will be provided by Indian.

  17. 17 fuji Feb 13th, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Also the ‘twins’ champion for the three previous years was a Kawasaki ridden by Bryan Smith. The ‘national’ championship winner was won on a combination of 450 CC bikes on short tracks and TT’s and 750 and larger twins on the half mile and mile tracks.

  18. 18 richards Feb 13th, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    9volt….”indian is pure american” You think so? Can you tell me where the parts to build the indian are manufactured? Can you tell me they are made by indian in the US or purchased overseas? If you can, please reveal your sources…I’b be surprised if they are “pure American” as you stated.

  19. 19 Andy Fat Boy Feb 14th, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Love this! Flat Track is back! Get out to a mile and check it out.

  20. 20 richard BETCHKAL Feb 14th, 2017 at 10:44 am

    The Indians are going to crush the Harleys….

  21. 21 Bent Valve Feb 14th, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    The Harley’s are gonna crush the Indians!
    Bent

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