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Harley-Davidson rider Kyle Wyman wins King of Baggers title and sets new record


When you live and breathe motorcycles, it’s only a matter of time before you start breaking records. Kyle Wyman not only led every lap of the race, but also set a new class lap record. Despite personal challenges, the Harley-Davidson Screamin ‘Eagle factory team rider won the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers title.
What do you do when you have had surgery because of an accident, just a few weeks before one of the most important races? Others might think about giving up, but not Kyle Wyman. He skipped the races in between and saved his energy for the King of the Baggers race.

His strategy was to focus on one round at a time, as if it were the only one. And it worked: he led every lap on the 2,238 mile WeatherTech Raceway track. Not only that, he even set a new class track record for the fastest lap, of 1: 31.983 seconds.

Having spent most of his childhood at a Harley-Davidson dealership in New York City owned by his father, Wyman knew how to get the most out of the factory-prepared Road-Glide Special # 33. Even though he had raced on the road with other brands in the recent past, and despite his injuries, riding a Harley was probably so familiar that the rider and the bike were almost one.

It was Kyle Wyman’s second victory in the King of the Baggers three-race series, in addition to a second place finish, which he finished with 70 points.

The winning Road Glide Special was powered by what Harley calls his “most powerful street-compliant body performance engine”, The 131 cubic inch Screamin ‘Eagle crate engine tuned for the street. Built at the powertrain operations facility in Milwaukee, this engine delivers 131 ft-lbs (177.6 Nm) of torque to the rear wheel, and is capable of high-speed throttle operation.

The Road Glide Special comes with the Milwaukee-Eight â„¢ 114, but this powerful engine can also be fitted to Harley-Davidson Touring models from 2017 and later.