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* * MOTORCYCLE LANDSPEED RACING NEWS * *
DATELINE: Chesterton Indiana USA.


Since we are approximately 90% there in regards to finializing receipt of our new motorcycle, we thought it time to announce the 2014 plans for

Hoosier Daddy Racing - Motorcycle Landspeed Team.

1. Our record setting XLCR 1000 is undergoing a complete engine, chassis, and cosmetic rebuild in preparation for this year's Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials.

2. We have been working with the Harley-Davidson Race Department since last November when we first approached them with a sponsorship proposal regarding their new "Street" model. Their introductory videos describe this new bike as being modeled after the original XLCR Cafe' Racer, and geared towards a young market. Seeing as my son is 21 years old, and already races an XLCR it seemed like a perfect match up, and apparently they think so too. Though the bike is not in our hands as of yet; we are hoping it happens in the very near future. We know the clock is ticking for this year's Speed Trials, but are very encouraged by our latest discussions.

We are planning on entering anywhere from 1 - 3 different classes.
This will be aboard the New Harley-Davidson XG500 Street model.

Plus, hopefully back up and increase our existing record on the XLCR.
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Awesome !

But I wonder why they are going to use the 500 instead of the 750 ?
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"They" is me, and we are going to race an XG500 for a couple reasons. 1. Able to receive that displacement motorcycle earlier. 2. Specific records we are aiming for.

"Anybody can buy a bike and go fast nowadays, but there's a lot more in it and more enjoyable developing a slow machine to Go Fast" - Burt Munro 1970
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Cool, Gears. Keep us posted how it turns out.
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really interested in what you guys crack out, especially if you're trying to stay true to the original XLCR I've always thought the street was a bit cafe-ish yet with seat and ergos that don't match.
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Nice! Can't wait to see what the landspeed stats turn out to be.



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"They" is me, and we are going to race an XG500 for a couple reasons. 1. Able to receive that displacement motorcycle earlier. 2. Specific records we are aiming for.
Nice to hear can't wait to see your 500 in action

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We Picked up two more major sponsors!!

Michigan City Harley-Davidson (where my son/rider works).
Kersting's Harley-Davidson (They are close friends, and the whole Kersting family loves all forms of motorcycle racing).

Both dealerships are in Indiana, and very close to us.

Should have some other exciting news in the next week or two.

Stay tuned for more about the 2014 Hoosier Daddy Racing - Motorcycle Landspeed Team,
and the addition of a New 2015 Harley-Davidson XG500 Street to our lineup.

Go to Facebook and type in our complete highlighted name to follow our progress.

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THURSDAY 6/26- DRIVING TO MILWAUKEE

1. Going to H-D Museum to see New "Livewire" electric bike,
and talk to design engineers who will be there answering questions.

2. Meeting with H-D Race department manager to discuss our XG500 Street, Bonneville racing project.

3. Prospectively loading up motorcycle and parts to bring home,
and begin preparation for the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Yes, we are getting excited!
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THURSDAY 6/26- DRIVING TO MILWAUKEE

1. Going to H-D Museum to see New "Livewire" electric bike,
and talk to design engineers who will be there answering questions.

2. Meeting with H-D Race department manager to discuss our XG500 Street, Bonneville racing project.

3. Prospectively loading up motorcycle and parts to bring home,
and begin preparation for the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Yes, we are getting excited!
gears plenty of pics please, love this behind the scenes stuff
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