Motorcycle Types Cruiser Harley-Davidson Returns to Indy (Video)

Harley-Davidson Returns to Indy (Video)

2011-harley-davidson-returns-to-indy-video (1)

Harley XR1200 at Brickyard Video

With the Red Bull Indy MotoGP set for this weekend, one American manufacturer will be making history at the Brickyard – Harley-Davidson.

The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 class will be the only AMA Pro Road Racing class at the Indy GP. This will be the first time Harley-Davidson has competed at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1909.

As some preparation to Indy, the XR1200-class riders underwent two days of testing at Indy last Thursday and Friday. Attached above is some footage of the AMA XR1200 riders at IMS.

AMA Racing reports that Daytona SportBike rider Jason DiSalvo, who made his XR1200 debut today with Team Latus Motors Harley-Davidson, declared himself one serious class rookie by notching the quickest time ahead of series regular and championship contender Steve Rapp (Parts Unlimited). DiSalvo ran a 1:58.342 to Rapp’s 1:58.597, the duo comprising the only two riders able to crack the 58-second range today. Tyler O’Hara, running under his own banner, was third quickest.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Honda CRF300L and CRF300L Rally First Look (12 Fast Facts)

There is going to be a 2021 Honda CRF300L and CRF300L Rally, in Europe, at least. We’re getting our first look at these two...

2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition First Look (12 Fast Facts)

Every autumn, like Charlie Brown in the pumpkin patch, we await the arrival of the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition. Well, we're getting our...

Lieback’s Lounge: Winter Romance in the Basement

I love the holidays, but there’s one element that destroys "the most wonderful time of the year," and that's "The Vanishing of the Motorcycles."

The Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide: 2020-2021 Edition [Review]

The Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide: 2020-2021 Edition is a worthy resource for classic and vintage motorcycle lovers.

2021 Isle of Man TT Canceled [Classic GP Still On So Far]

The Pandemic of 2020 has not only caused the cancelation of the 2020 Isle of Man TT. On Monday, the Isle of Man Government...

2021 World Superbike Schedule First Look: 13-Round WSBK Calendar

The 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship calendar is now public, and it is planned to be a 13-round affair. Government restrictions in reaction to...