Last month Jeffrey Carver Jr. won his first career title at the 2017 Lone Star Half-Mile Twins Race. While Carver rides a Harley-Davidson XR750 he is not a manufacturer sponsored rider, instead racing as a privateer. Despite not being a sponsored flat track racer Harley-Davidson took out a full page ad in CycleNews to congratulate Carver and undoubtedly show thanks to him for being loyal to the brand and racing the XR750.
Race Day is a great opportunity to see interesting custom bikes built to ride. Case in point, this great looking Harley-Davidson Sportster. You have to appreciate both the performance and stylistic modifications made. Notice, for example, the custom paint scheme featuring an AMF Harley-Davidson logo that has been long discontinued by the factory yet seems to fit this later model Sportster. A few minutes after this picture was taken the bike was ridden in a dirt track short loop race.
Indian Motorcycle® has announced their all new Scout FTR750 race bike will make it’s race day debut on Sunday, September 25th. The bike will be racing in Santa Rosa, California at the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track race. Gates open at 11 am PDT at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
The FTR750 was unveiled in August at the annual Black Hills Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. The bike is powered by a specially designed, high performance 750cc V-twin engine. It features a reduced weight, carbon fiber body and steel frame. It was designed by the Indian Motorcycle Racing design and engineering team and will be ridden by Joe Kopp, winner of the 2000 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship.