April 22, 2020
Print the XR750 coloring page to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this legendary flat track racing machine.
2020 marks the 50th year since the debut of the XR750 – the winningest motorcycle in AMA Pro Racing history. What better time than now for artists of all ages to be inspired by this Jet Fire Orange race bike?
The XR750 coloring page is one part of H-D's plan to keep people engaged and connected throughout these times. We're dropping coloring sheets each week and sharing our fans' completed artwork that we find posted to #harleydavidsondrawing.
HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY HARLEY-DAVIDSON® XR750 MODEL
Born in 1970 with the advent of the new AMA Racing equivalency formula, the XR750 was created by Harley-Davidson's Race Team Manager Dick O'Brian and team to replace the highly successful outgoing KR750.
Using a Harley-Davidson® Sportster-based engine, the XR750 utilized modified cast-iron heads and cylinders, a magneto instead of generator, and improved oiling. In 1972 a new, more powerful all-aluminum alloy XR750 engine was introduced.
The perfected machine dominated flat track racing for decades to come. Between 1972 and 2008, the XR750 would go on to win 28 of 37 AMA Grand National Championships. The XR750 racked up more wins than any other motorcycle in AMA racing history and earned the description of being the "most successful race bike of all time."
In addition, the XR750 became a cultural icon with legendary stuntman Evel Knievel at the handlebars. Evel Knievel began jumping an XR750 at the height of his career from 1970 to 1976, and alongside the exploits of the racing versions of the XR750 inspired a generation to ride.