Deeley Harley-Davidson is putting their support behind the XR1200 Cup spec series again this season, but there are a few minor changes.
Competitors will still be running Harley-Davidson XR1200 and XR1200X machines with a Vance and Hines race kit consisting of Vance and Hines exhaust, a Fuelpak fuel management system, race bodywork, 17-inch front wheel, steering damper, and oil cooler. However, they’ll also be able to make changes to suspension components, hand and foot controls, instrumentation and brake systems this season. Full details are available in the 2012 CSBK rulebook.
Harley-Davidson is continuing some of the other race incentives as well, including a $1,000 parts and accessories credit to a retailer sponsoring a race team, for each bike the retailer sponsors. The Vance and Hines race kit is available for free to riders who run every race of the season; miss a race and you get a bill for the kit. Harley has limited numbers of these available, and is limiting them three per retailer.
Harley-Davidson will also have rims available to new or returning racers, if they don’t have their own spares, but they haven’t yet determined if this will be tied to attending all rounds. They’ll also be present at race weekends with a limited number of parts available to competitors, to be invoiced to a retailer the sponsors you.