Remember a few months back when I asked about Harley Davidson’s road racing heritage? I have to wonder if someone at the museum saw that post because with Harley’s present emphasis on their “core” which is all cruisers, all the time, you have to keep reminding people that it wasn’t always so and the museum is having a program, Untold Stories: Built for Speed: The History & Evolution of Harley-Davidson Racing, which will cover that part of their past.
There’s no need to rehash the points raised in that previous article or the comments that followed, but I can’t help but notice the image on the flyer for the program is a road racer, not a flat tracker. They’re going to cover flat track and drag racing, board trackers, too, but it’s a road racer that gets the feature spot. While they still have their hands in other venues, it’s road racing that is gone. Nice to see the Motor Company acknowledge they actually had a racing past instead of trying to hide it. Interesting.
Link: Harley Davidson museum