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"King of the Baggers", a new class to be raced at the Laguna Seca round of the MotoAmerica championship.

I'll bet the cleanup afterwards takes longer than the race... :rolleyes:


And I'll also bet they won't let a GL1800 anywhere near the track...it would be a slaughter.
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I like it . My old Harley buddies on baggers used to scare me to death ! In the Mountains , 2 up, throwing sparks on every corner. You might not believe it but some of those boys can ride !
 

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The first time these stupid pirates oil down the track that will end this lunacy. I waste too much time dealing with these rolling toad blocks every time I go up to the Dragon. And I’ve seen some “good riders” on these hogs that are still slow as shit in the turn and then haul ass on the straights trying to block faster riders. I hate them. I hate them more than following an open flat bed watermelon truck!


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A better one...I think more beer was involved...

 

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Baggers on a race track.....sounds like an excuse to go touring in front of a crowd. Manufacturers could show off new (cough cough) models in the process. You know, so the crowd could know what they'd look like riding down the same length of highway 20 times.

Seriously, I realize MotoA need to do something to get more people to their events. I just don't think this is it.

Back in the mid to late 90s there were plenty of Harley fans at the old AMA events. The reason why, is two fold. 1st, Harley Davidson built a VR1000 superbike to go racing.

2nd, they had a class called Sound of Thunder or Thunderbikes or something like that. 883 Sportster road racers. The racing was close, but slow.

It did however, get some exposure for some up and coming road racers. Both the Bostrom brothers started out in that class.

I imagine, baggers on track at Laguna would be even slower than the 883s. Why not just bring back 883 road racing?

Spec class, few approved mods....like suspension, jetting and pipes and that's it. Racing would still be slow, but it'd beat the hell out of watching a bunch of touring bikes touring around a race track.....sean
 

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