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    Default Harleys being raced on ice!: xBhp News

    Harley Davidson in a bid to popularise their latest motorcycles the Street 500 & 750, recently took and raced them on ice!

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    Harley Davidson has taken its latest motorcycles the Street 750 and Street 500 to the ESPN X-Games to showcase the capabilities of the two motorcycles. The motorcycles have been fitted out with steel studded tyres and will race each other on a frozen track!



    The X-Games fans will have a chance to vote and say whether the Motorcycle Ice Racing is extreme enough to be made a separate sport. Ice racing has been popular in some parts of the world, and Harley says that they have pictures of their bikes racing on ice from 100 years ago! The Street series of the Harley motorcycles have been specifically modified for the event.

    Dino Bernacchi, director of North American marketing communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

    "We modified several Street motorcycles by adding steel screws to the tires and let the worlds best flat track racers tear up the ice at high speeds," "We think fans will be captivated by the extreme attitude and beauty theyll see on the ice.


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    Default Re: Harleys being raced on ice!: xBhp News

    bad idea. harleys are not made for racing, and that too on ice, dirt style, no no.nobody buys an HD for racing on ice.

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    bad idea. harleys are not made for racing, and that too on ice, dirt style, no no.nobody buys an HD for racing on ice.

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    Default Re: Harleys being raced on ice!: xBhp News

    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    bad idea. harleys are not made for racing
    Really? AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association - motorcycle drag races Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts championship series

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    nobody buys an HD for racing on ice
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    Default Re: Harleys being raced on ice!: xBhp News

    This is funny, and indeed interesting! @Prince, mate i believe those are modified HDs, stock HDs can hardly go on off-roads forget Ice !
    It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the ride - bolts!

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    Default Re: Harleys being raced on ice!: xBhp News

    Harley can afford to screw a bike for such events not a owner

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    Default Re: Harleys being raced on ice!: xBhp News

    bro, have you heard about truck racing championships? does it mean that trucks are made for racing?

    that is what i intended to convey.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal View Post
    This is funny, and indeed interesting! @Prince, mate i believe those are modified HDs, stock HDs can hardly go on off-roads forget Ice !
    yes, indeed they are modified HD's.



    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Harley Davidson in a bid to popularise their latest motorcycles the Street 500 & 750, recently took and raced them on ice!......
    what i intended to convey was, if it is being done as a marketing tool, then they are missing the target audience, and shooting in another direction.

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    bro, have you heard about truck racing championships? does it mean that trucks are made for racing?

    that is what i intended to convey.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal View Post
    This is funny, and indeed interesting! @Prince, mate i believe those are modified HDs, stock HDs can hardly go on off-roads forget Ice !
    yes, indeed they are modified HD's.



    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Harley Davidson in a bid to popularise their latest motorcycles the Street 500 & 750, recently took and raced them on ice!......
    what i intended to convey was, if it is being done as a marketing tool, then they are missing the target audience, and shooting in another direction.

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    Default Re: Harleys being raced on ice!: xBhp News

    Harleys trying to tap into the 500-800cc market with a show of adaptability, customization ability and agility... The 750 and 500 are bikes that have been conceptualized with a different approach as opposed to their normal +800cc bikes... they might even be targeting a different audience.

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