Harley-Davidson Preps For X Games
AUSTIN, Texas – After scorching the ice at ESPN’s X Games Aspen, the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 will kick up the dirt at X Games Austin with an adrenaline-fueled Flat Track exhibition race just weeks before the new bikes begin to arrive at U.S. dealerships.
Highlights of the race will air on ESPN during the X Games competition coverage.
A Harley-Davidson Street 750 prototype race motorcycle – ridden by AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion, Brad “the Bullet” Baker – sends dirt flying during an exhibition Flat Track race leading into X Games Austin and just weeks before the new bike hits U.S. dealerships. Fans get to decide if Flat Track racing will become an X Games medal event in 2015 via #XGamesFlatTrack.
Reigning AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National champion Brad “The Bullet” Baker leads the exhibition race on the Street 750 – the first all-new motorcycle platform from Harley-Davidson in 13 years. In the spirit of the customer-led product development approach that Harley-Davidson undertook to create the Street motorcycle, fans will be the ones to decide if Flat Track racing should become a future medal sport at X Games Austin using #XGamesFlatTrack to make their voices heard.
“The action-packed environment at X Games Austin fits perfectly with the attitude and identity of the new Street 750 motorcycle,” said Dino Bernacchi, Director of U.S. Marketing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
“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.”