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MotorcyclesHarley-Davidson Wins At Dodge Mile-High NHRA National Drag Race

18:35  25 july  2019
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Harley-Davidson Gets With The Times. Or Does It?

Harley-Davidson Gets With The Times. Or Does It? The iconic American motorcycle company seems to be modernizing everything but its motorcycles. Recently, Harley-Davidson has made some moves I never expected. Best known for big classic American cruisers, Harley recently announced that it will be sponsoring a Formula E team, of all things. Stranger than that is Harley's partnership with Trials Frontier, a smartphone game involving riding a bike over, under, and through a variety of obstacles.

Harley - Davidson continues its assault on the quarter mile with two-wheeled rockets designed to raise hairs. Find NHRA news, events, racer bios NHRA Racing . Real speed. Unreal results. The roar of the crowd has nothing on the roar of nitro thunder. Harley - Davidson ® continues its

The new Harley - Davidson FXDR drag racing bodywork was a joint development project between Vance & Hines and the Harley - Davidson After approval by the NHRA and pre- race testing, the FXDR bodywork was fitted to the team’s race chassis one day before the Mile - High Nationals as a

The new FXDR 114 is apparently very fast in a straight line!

Harley-Davidson Wins At Dodge Mile-High NHRA National Drag Race© Harley FXDR Dragster

Harley-Davidson came out a winner at the NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway this past weekend.  Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec, both aboard brand-new FXDR-based drag bikes, took out the rest of the field. Then, to top it all off, Hines defeated Krawiec in the last race to take the title in his sixth win of the season.

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The new Harley dragsters sported brand new drag-racing bodywork developed in a joint project between Vance and Hines and Harley’s Product Development Center. New for 2019, the FXDR 114 is a performance/muscle cruiser sporting all kinds of lightweight aluminum and composites along with the Motor Company’s powerful Milwaukee 8 114.  Before the FXDR-based drag bikes were ready, Harley’s drag team piloted Street Rod-based bikes.

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Harley-Davidson Offers Students An Opportunity To Ride For College Credit If you’re a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, you have the option of taking an elective course with the objective of learning to ride a motorcycle , specifically a Harley-Davidson Street 500. This class would have had way more practical real life application than the electives I took in college, namely Snowboarding and History of Rock & Roll. I might remember the lessons better than I remember my four years of Mandarin Chinese, as well.

The Dodge NHRA Mile - High Nationals presented by Pennzoil rolls to a conclusion today with Sportsman cars on the track at 8 a.m. following Saturday's rain showers. Final eliminations in the Mello Yello pro categories racing kicks off with Top Fuel at 11 a.m. Eastern and will be followed by Funny

Harley - Davidson entered the sport in 2004 with its Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team. The team of riders Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec has achieved tremendous success on the track with backing from the iconic manufacturer, racing to eight NHRA Mello Yello

“Changing the bike mid-season can be a gamble because it can really affect the aerodynamics, handling and the rider’s view down the track,” said Hines. “Plus, we’ve been winning a lot with the Street Rod bikes. It took months of development to get the FXDR ready for the track, with some instrumental input from Harley-Davidson engineers and designers. We took a lot of time to make sure the fit and quality would be what Harley-Davidson expects out of us. They entrusted us to roll out a new model and that shows how strong our bond is and solidifies their commitment to our program and to NHRA.”

The bike’s bodywork needed pre-race testing and approval from race officials; squeezing every minute out of that process, the bodywork was installed the day before the races at the Mile-High Nationals. It looks like that worked out for them.

“It was a big challenge to balance aerodynamics, rider ergonomics, and styling to achieve a great FXDR body that was capable of carrying on where the Street Rod left off,” said Harley’s Chief Engineer of Core Engineering Jim Brendelson. “But we have great engineers and designers here at the Product Development Center that were up to the task, and we’ve had great collaboration with the Vance & Hines team from the start. Hats off to the entire team for making this debut race a special one for everyone involved.”

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