Harley-Davidson To Debut All-New Street Rod-Inspired Drag Bikes For NHRA Nationals

The Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ will hit the drag strip this weekend when the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team debuts all-new Street Rod-inspired bodywork for its Pro Stock Motorcycle competition bikes at the NHRA Summer Nationals, June 8-11, in Englishtown, N.J.

Powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine with suspension tuned for maneuvering through traffic and gritty urban streets and steeped in tough Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ styling, the Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ has inspired the sleek, menacing lines of carbon-fiber racing bodywork that will look right at home on the NHRA starting line.

“With its muscular stance, high-performance engine and hot-rod inspired styling, the new Street Rod motorcycle is the perfect vehicle to carry Harley-Davidson’s championship winning Pro Stock Motorcycle program forward on the race track and in the showroom,” said Scott Beck, Harley-Davidson Global Brand Director. The new Street Rod competition bodywork was designed at the Harley-Davidson Design Studio in Milwaukee in collaboration with Vance & Hines Motorsport and was wind-tunnel tested in Indianapolis during its development.

“The launch of the new Street Rod motorcycle was the perfect opportunity to give our championship winning drag bikes new bones,” said Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines crew chief Matt Hines. “We used CAD and other digital tools to design a new chassis that minimizes weight while maximizing strength and rigidity. Track testing confirmed that the new bikes are aerodynamically sound and these new bikes run as great as they look with the sleek new body.”

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team will campaign the new Street Rod drag bikes for the remainder of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series. Krawiec, a three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (2009, 2011-12) currently leads the series with 306 points and scored a final-round win at the season-opener in Gainesville, Fla. Hines, a five-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (2004-06, 2014-15) is third in the current season standings with 230 points.

For more information about the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team and the new Street Rod competition motorcycles, visit Harley Racing.

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10 Responses to “Harley-Davidson To Debut All-New Street Rod-Inspired Drag Bikes For NHRA Nationals”


  1. 1 NoH2oh Jun 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Ask V&H if they will sell you a privateer motor. Nope.

  2. 2 Hdrider Jun 9th, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Same engine with different bodywork – what’s the point. I don’t see any of this being transferrable back into the street 750 engine.

  3. 3 Dante's 9th Jun 9th, 2017 at 8:05 am

    When it comes to the NHRA Pro Stock class both car and bike : like Funny Car its all about the image having nothing to do with reality (other than a paint job / body part or two ) or the car/bike on the moniker .

    e.g. Its all about the marketing . And really . Think about it . Why would V&H sell you a motor to compete against them ?

    😎

  4. 4 BobS Jun 9th, 2017 at 9:30 am

    At least Harley sells Street Rods unlike one of this drag bike’s competitors. The drag Magnum is such a cool race bike…would shoulda coulda. Good luck to all the racers!

  5. 5 marcus Jun 9th, 2017 at 9:49 am

    V&H builds motors for many customers/competitors. Kawasaki, Buell, custom parallel twin engines. I’m not sure that they would sell you one of their custom built from scratch billet “V-Rod” engines, but they do a lot of work on other types.

    And yeah, these are just about as stock as the “stock” in NASCAR.

  6. 6 SYF Jun 9th, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Just a fake gas tank that looks like the street 750/500.
    I wonder if the dealers stock replacement parts for this bike?

  7. 7 SIGFREED Jun 11th, 2017 at 4:35 am

    At least the pipes look better…

  8. 8 beentheredonethat Jun 12th, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Its funny huh
    no Harley parts in the Harley drag bike
    and no Chevy parts in the Nascar race car
    and they wonder why they are both losing
    sponsors and spectators.
    They gotta bring back some of that ol’
    race on Sunday buy on Monday stuff.
    But oh well
    I know-its a lost cause

  9. 9 Dr. Rock Jun 12th, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I’d be more concerned about how poorly these teams are performing. Flat Track in the crapper, Andrew smoked in the first round and Eddie in round two yesterday. Not been a good year……..

  10. 10 1550tc Jun 13th, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    beentheredonethat i agree get back to looking like stock bikes or cars

    fans are just running away from nascar IRL ect like crazzzzzzy and for reasons too many to get into on here

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