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Harley-Davidson Races To The Finish Line With The XG750R

By Victor Baker


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Some of you might remember the iconic XR750, an incredible motorcycle made by Harley-Davidson back in the 70s with only one thing in mind: racing. Primarily used for dirt track racing during that period, this bike was also the favorite motorcycle of daring stunt performer Evel Knievel.

It was also available in a special road racing version, but then it went slowly off our radar for a couple of decades, until.. today. Harley-Davidson is entering a new era with a new and improved version of this iconic flat tracker, called the XG750R, a purebred, a racing machine developed around the Revolution X liquid-cooled V-twin engine.


Obviously, building the XG750R flat tracker wasn’t an easy task, because it’s a real challenge to convert a road-legal bike into a top-level flat track racer, and unfortunately we don’t have any technical details of this new motorcycle – we’re expecting to be impressed, and then some.

Taking advantage of the AMA’s rules, the performance of the XG750R will surely go over the 53 hp (40 kW) mark of the initial production model, which is pretty great when you consider the bike’s 300 lb (136 kg) weight.

It seems that the XG750R has shown great potential in testing, but fiddling about and tweaking the hell out of it is a must before it can turn into a winner. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for a road-legal version of the XG750R. Until then, you might want to look for some dirt bike boots for sale, to be sure you can tackle almost anything with this beast.


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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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