2010 AMA XR1200 Spec Class: It’s Real

March 4, 2010
Steve Atlas
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Introducing the 2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200.
Vance & Hines, Harley-Davidson and AMA Pro Racing have teamed up to bring the XR1200 spec class for 2010.

Announced today in Daytona Beach, Florida was the teaming up of AMA Pro Racing and Vance & Hines to introduce a new Harley-Davidson XR1200 spec road racing class, called the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

The new class will join the AMA Superbike boys for the June race of the championship in Road America, Wisconsin. They will run additional races in Ohio, Virginia and New Jersey, then finish the five-round championship at the final stop of the AMA Series in Alabama.

Vance & Hines has been integral in putting the class in motion and as the presenting sponsor, will also serve as the official race kit supplier for the class. The kit will consists of a Vance & Hines XR1200 exhaust system, Fuelpak fuel management system, race bodywork – including number plate, single-seat tail section and belly pan – 17-inch front wheel with matching front fender, steering damper, oil cooler relocator and race decal package. The cost for the complete kit will be $3500.

Along with the Vance & Hines supplied kit parts, teams will be allowed to upgrade suspension, hand and foot controls, front and rear brakes, and gauges. Like the rest of the AMA Pro Road Racing Series, Dunlop will provide the spec tire for the class and Sunoco will be the spec fuel.

Vance   Hines XR1200 AMA spec racer.
Vance & Hines race-kitted Harley-Davidson XR1200.

In addition, Vance & Hines will be selling a similar kit for those H-D XR1200 street bike owners that want to convert their machines in something along the same lines as the racing bikes.

Vance & Hines founder and former champion drag racer Terry Vance said: “We have racing in our DNA, Harley-Davidson has racing in their DNA and we are truly thrilled to bring Vance & Hines and Harley-Davidson back into AMA Pro Racing. The XR1200 has proven to be an exciting platform for spec racing in Europe and this class will be a perfect cost-effective platform to showcase new talent on a national stage. Many of the finest motorcycle racers all over the world got their start in the AMA Supertwins class of the 1990s.”

“Adding another element to our events with a series of this caliber will be a great benefit to our sport,” added AMA Pro Racing COO David Atlas in the release. “The specification of the XR1200 package will put the premium on the rider’s ability and will provide a great new class of racing that has ties to the past.”

They also announced that the XR1200 Series will feature a $5000 purse payout at each round; $2500 to win, $1000 for second and $750 for third. Fourth and fifth place will receive $500 and $250, respectively. Nothing was announced in regards to there being a season-ending championship bonus of any kind.

For additional information, people can call Vance & Hines at (317) 852-9057, email plangley@vhmotorsports.com or visit www.amaproracing.com.

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