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Thread: Indian Motorcycle bags victory at 2020 King of the Baggers

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    Default Indian Motorcycle bags victory at 2020 King of the Baggers

    We all remember Laguna Seca for the famous manoeuvres from Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez on their MotoGP missiles. But this time, we bring to you some very unlikely motorcycles racing on the famous Laguna Seca circuit; baggers! The race called King Of Baggers saw a ferocious battle of V-twins as the riders wrestled them around the racetrack. The event was staged by MotoAmerica Speedfest.



    Tyler O’Hara of S&S Indian won the race justifying him being referred to as the pre-race favourite. But Tyler's race was far from perfect as he went off track at Turn 2 aboard his Indian Motorcycle Challenger. In the end, Tyler fought back and won the race by 1.9 seconds beating Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson's Hayden Gillim.

    This is what Tyler had to say after the first-of-its-kind 8-lap race: "Three or four laps in, I was going into (turn) two and I didn’t have any moments going into turn two the whole weekend and just ended up tucking the front. I saved it and then actually went all the way off into turn two. Actually, at the start Frankie (Garcia) was telling me my bike was smoking and I was like, ‘You’re full of it. What are you trying to psych me out?’ But he was serious. I looked at the bike and looked down and I saw a little brake fluid on the pipe. I said, ‘Okay, well we can figure this out. Don’t pull me out of here. We’re just going to figure it out."



    “We didn’t have any rear brakes at all either, so that was a little interesting. We just did our homework and I was very fortunate that I was able to keep it on two wheels in the sand. Hayden was riding really good, and same with Frankie. It’s just so fun, like you said, being able to be part of this whole King of the Baggers. I haven’t seen people that excited about motorcycle racing in a long time. People were jumping up and down and hooting and hollering. It was just fun to put on a show with these guys. My hats off to everybody who rode a bagger this weekend because some of the bikes out there didn’t look too fun to be on. So hats off to the team,” he added.

    The final step on the podium was claimed by another Indian-mounted rider, Frankie Garcia as he bounced back from a painful crash during practice on Friday. Travis Wyman was fourth, over 30-seconds behind Garcia, followed by Cory West, Eric Stahl, Tony Sollima, Josh Chisum and Logan Lackey. Josh Herrin was a DNF.

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    Default Re: Indian Motorcycle bags victory at 2020 King of the Baggers

    Should be quite a handful handling these heavy weights on a track.
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    Default Re: Indian Motorcycle bags victory at 2020 King of the Baggers

    Should be quite a handful handling these heavy weights on a track.
    Yes indeed
    riding those monsters could be hard even in straight line

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    Default Re: Indian Motorcycle bags victory at 2020 King of the Baggers

    “We didn’t have any rear brakes at all either, so that was a little interesting. We just did our homework and I was very fortunate that I was able to keep it on two wheels in the sand

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