Tour of Vance and Hines

Last weekend, Vance and Hines was gracious enough to open its doors for journalists and members of HOG (Harley Owners Group). For those of you unfamiliar with who Vance and Hines are, they are a race team that started back in the late 80s, but have managed Harley’s NHRA race program with the V-Rod since 2006. They also make some of the sweetest performance parts for Harley and many other bikes.

Here, Vance and Hines develops and builds not only their V-rod race bikes, but their own competitors engines as well. They are a family owned and staffed business with proven race results in various race series. They campaign bikes in the NHRA, produce the parts for the XR1200s in the AMA Pro XR1200 series, and also builds parts for dirtbikes as well.

One may not think of Harley and precise race applications, but Vance and Hines shows otherwise. For instance, an engine for the V-Rod drag bike takes 20 days to be milled out of a 70lb. chunk of solid aluminum. This attention to detail has led Vance and Hines to a 6 sec. pass at 199mph, and 3 championships in the NHRA pro stock division.

If you would like to see their work go around corners, check out the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series. This is a spec series where racers pilot identical XR1200s, all equipped with Vance and Hines performance parts.

Not to mention, the parts available for their road and race applications are all made in the U.S.A.

  

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