The new Draggin’ Bagger class will feature bikes using the company’s Screamin’ Eagle 120R engine, a fully assembled performance engine designed for off-road racing use. Assembled at Harley-Davidson’s Pilgrim Road facility in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin, the 120ci V-twin is claimed to produce 135hp and 137lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel when equipped with a high-flow throttle body and injectors, tuned intake and exhaust system.
Reserved for ’99 and later H-D Touring models equipped with the 120R engine, the Draggin’ Bagger class features limited performance modifications to ensure low entry cost and a high level of competition. Original equipment frame, fairings, saddlebags and other bodywork are required, and limited modifications are permitted to the brakes, suspension, transmission and other components to maintain the externally stock appearance of the motorcycle.
“This is Harley-Davidson’s first time in several decades to offer a crate racing motor, and we’re excited to work with AHDRA to launch this new racing class to support the Screamin’ Eagle 120R engine,” said Tony Nicosia, Category Manager for Screamin’ Eagle Parts & Accessories.
“Together we’ve created a class that allows even a novice team to enjoy affordable racing. We anticipate strong participation and some exciting action during the 2011 racing season.”
Full details of the Draggin’ Bagger class, which debuts at the AHDRA’s Screamin’ Eagle Bike Week Nationals in Orlando, Florida, March 4-6, are available online at ahdra.com.