The Grass Roots Of Mission King Of The Baggers

There are some heavy hitters and big names competing in the 2021 Mission King Of The Baggers Championship. Indian and Harley-Davidson. Roland Sands Design, Vance & Hines, and S&S Cycle. Tyler O’Hara, Kyle Wyman, and Hayden Gillim. But, along with those big names are some riders and teams who are competing on a more modest budget. Among the grass roots…

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Harley-Davidson Becomes An Official Partner Of 2021 MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is excited to announce that the Harley-Davidson Motor Company has come on board as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series and its Mission King Of The Baggers Series. Arguably the most iconic motorcycle brand in the world, Harley-Davidson was founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where its headquarters remains today.…

Vance & Hines All In For MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Series With Hayden Gillim

The following is from Vance & Hines… The Vance & Hines Racing Team will return to the road courses for MotoAmerica’s three-race King of the Bagger series, leveraging the staff at the company’s new Racing Development Center (RDC) to build this year’s entry. Fielding one of the highest performance Harley-Davidson touring bikes ever assembled, the team is building off of their…

Heirs To The Throne: Who Will Wear The 2021 Mission King Of The Baggers Crown?

The overwhelming success of last year’s King of the Baggers Invitational held during the final round of the 2020 MotoAmerica season was undeniable. Among the riders, media and spectators in attendance as well as on MotoAmerica Live+, and also the hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide who have commented favorably on our social media channels, the inaugural KOTB event was…

Kyle Wyman A Harley-Davidson Factory Rider For MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers

The following is from Harley-Davidson… A new Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® factory racing team will compete in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Championship, a road racing series held in conjunction with the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series. The team is preparing a Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Special powered by a race-modified Screamin’ Eagle® Milwaukee-Eight 131 Performance Crate Engine for pro rider…

Throwback Thursday: Long Live The Homologation Specials

When a motorcycle road racing organization, like AMA road racing and its current form MotoAmerica, requires that the motorcycles competing in the series be production-based streetbikes that have been adapted for closed-course competition, the motorcycle manufacturers sometimes produce a limited run of high-spec units for public sale so that they can legally be raced. Such motorcycles are commonly called “Homologation Specials.”…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #77 Feuling Parts Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Piloted by Ben Bostrom, the Feuling Harley-Davidson Road Glide ran strong through the practice sessions and qualified fourth on the grid for the Drag Specialties King of the Baggers Invitational at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The team made key suspension changes and tire adjustments leading up to Saturday morning’s warmup session, and Bostrom dropped another two full seconds from his…

Stahl And Sollima: The Heart And Soul Of The King Of The Baggers Invitational

More than five years ago, Harley-Davidson Dyna riders Eric Stahl and Tony Sollima had shredded and thoroughly conquered every possible canyon they could find in Southern California. They thoroughly enjoyed stalking and hunting down every sportbike they could challenge in those canyons, but it simply wasn’t enough. They have a natural gift and a passion for ripping on their big…

A MotoAmerica Bike Brakes From The Pack

By definition, “provenance” is a noun meaning “the place of origin or earliest known history of something.” To collectors of art, ephemera, cars, and yes, motorcycles, “provenance” is a critical factor in setting the intrinsic value of the collectible. Steve Scheibe, owner of Scheibe Engineering and Scheibe Racing, currently has for sale a 2015 BMW S 1000 RR that not…

Baggers Builds: Feuling Parts

From the company that produced the jaw-dropping W3—a three-cylinder W-configuration engine designed and developed by the late Jim Feuling that features a triple gear-driven cam, 4-inch bore and 4-inch stroke displacing 150 cubic inches and delivering 150 horsepower and 170 ft-lbs. of torque to the rear wheel—Feuling Parts’ latest endeavor is the bike they are building for the Drag Specialties…

Rainey Was Beach: The 1985 AMA Grand National Championship

When JD Beach announced that he would compete in both the MotoAmerica Championship and the American Flat Track Championship in 2019, no doubt, those among us “of a certain age” immediately harkened back to the halcyon days of the original AMA Grand National Championship. Founded and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association in 1954, the AMA Grand National Championship encompassed five…

Being Scheibe: The Man Behind Harley’s Superbike Program Is The Frontman For Scheibe Racing

Steve Scheibe is a quiet and unassuming man. This, despite his vast engineering knowledge and mechanical aptitude honed razor-sharp from decades of experience in professional motorcycle road racing, and also despite the fact that his eponymous Superbike team is called “Scheibe Racing.” “That’s the official name of our team as it appears on the MotoAmerica entry sheets,” Scheibe explains, “But…

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