Wheels Of Grace Magazine

Volume 12, Issue 1

Issue link: https://cp.revolio.com/i/1327981

Contents of this Issue


Page 21 of 31

22 | WheelsOfGrace.com | #53 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CELEBRATES The 2020 season marked the 50 th year since the debut of the XR750, a motorcycle raced, wrenched on, and beloved among the American Flat Track (AFT) paddock to this day. To celebrate the anniversary, Harley-Davidson® Super Twins and Production Twins bikes along with the Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/ Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock motorcycles featured the historic color of Harley-Davidson competition motorcycles, Jet Fire Orange, along with team haulers, uniforms, and branded accessories. "The XR750 is the winningest motorcycle in AMA Pro Racing motorcycle history," said Jon Bekefy, General Manager of Brand Marketing at Harley-Davidson, Inc. "Harley-Davidson is taking this 50th anniversary as a moment to reflect on the legacy and individuals who have designed, engineered, tuned, and raced the XR750 during its years of competition, and to celebrate Harley-Davidson's 2020 racing efforts." History of the Legendary Harley-Davidson® XR750 model Born in 1970 with the advent of the new AMA Racing equivalency formula, the XR750 was created by Harley-Davidson's Race Team Manager Dick O'Brian and team to replace the highly successful outgoing KR750. Using a Harley-Davidson® Sportster-based engine, the XR750 utilized modified cast-iron heads and cylinders, a magneto instead of generator, and improved oiling. In 1972 a new, more powerful all-aluminum alloy XR750 engine was introduced. The perfected machine dominated flat track racing for decades to come. Between 1972 and 2008, the XR750 would go on to win 28 of 37 AMA Grand National Championships. continuing its 100-plus-year HARLEY-DAVIDSON CELEBRATES Harley-Davidson celebrates the TO ORDER YOUR SUBSCRIPTION or A BOX OF MAGAZINES CALL: (951) 777-0503 To subscribe online go to: WheelsOfGrace.com and click the GET THE MAG tab (discounted rates offered for military) HOPE DELIVERED! THE MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE WITH A POSITIVE MESSAGE! GOD & BIKES

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Wheels Of Grace Magazine - Volume 12, Issue 1