- Created: 05 October 2009
MSVR have announced that the Harley-Davidson XR1200 production race series is go for 2010, with rider and team registrations now open.
The series has been in development in 2009, with celebrity riders like Sean Emmett and ex-GP racer, and BSB champion Niall Mackenzie in action, testing the distinctive XR1200 flat-tracker machine. Now the tuned proddie bikes will form part of the BSB programme in 2010, with the XR1200 Trophy series spread over ten rounds.
Two H-D UK dealers have already signed up for the action, with Blade Motorsport, representing Oxford and Cheltenham H-D, taking part in parade laps at the BSB meeting held at Silverstone on 27th September. Warr’s H-D of London, one of the longest established Harley dealers in the UK, have also committed to take part in 2010, with three bikes entered in their name.
For £13,000 an aspirng club racer gets a Harley XR1200, a season-long tyre deal with Dunlop, entry fees to ten races, plus a tuning kit developed by Harris. Compared to buying your own club racing bike, plus all spares, tyres, tuning parts, entry fees etc, it represents good value.
“Our plans to launch the series in 2009 were perhaps too ambitious,” says Greg Willis from Harley UK, ” but with the extra year of development we’ve had with Harris we now have an exciting race package. To sell four bikes before the season starts is good news.”