Racing on tarmac is challenging but it takes real skills, and guts, to participate in a Flat Track race. A Flat Track race takes place on an oval-shaped dirt course where participants drift their motorcycle along the circuit. If you think that’s shocking and bizarre, wait till we tell you the name of the dominating team of this national championship.
The leading racing team for this form of race is apparently worldwide leader in manufacturing cruiser motorcycles. It’s the Harley Davidsons. Harley-Davidson has had an official H-D Factory Racing team in existence for 100 of its 111-year heritage. This season, after scorching the ice at ESPN’s X Games Aspen, the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 will kick up the dirt and the action at the X Games Austin.
Reigning AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National champion Brad “the Bullet” Baker lead the exhibition race on the Street 750 – the first all-new motorcycle platform from Harley-Davidson in 13 years.
Dino Bernacchi, Director U.S. Marketing of Harley-Davidson Motor Company said,“The action-packed environment at X Games Austin fits perfectly with the attitude and identity of the new Street 750 motorcycle. And, since we gathered input from more than 3,000 customers, riders and dealers in more than 10 countries around the world to create the Street platform, it seems only fitting to let our fans decide if Flat Track racing should become an X Games medal event.”
“Long before events like X Games, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders were pushing the limits of their motorcycles up hills, around wooden board tracks, across beaches, on ice and through the mud,” Bernacchi further added.