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MotoAmerica's Battle Of The Baggers Race at Laguna Seca

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  1. Army Tanker

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    Interesting, S&S is entering the Challenger. I look forward to seeing what they do to that bike for this race. Per the article you posted, S&S says: “We’re leaving no stone unturned when evaluating the modifications needed to be successful at Laguna Seca.”

    Hopefully we'll know more before the race in late October of 2020.

    Indian Motorcycle And S&S Cycle To Race In King Of Baggers At Laguna Seca
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this
     
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    As am I. We know this SS prepped bike should be represented as a Victory but .......
    I hope it’s televised.
     
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    I would like to see this race also. They should also do a stock bike from the factory race at this event. Why not have Honda Goldwings and BMW K 1600 B and Triumph Rocket ( 1st generation bagger ) as they fit the bagger moniker?
     
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    A Blind Crest and a Three-Story Drop -
    The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca

    Watching bagger bikes race through those Corkscrew curves will be interesting - if the bagger race is televised.



    I much prefer aggressively rounding through a tight, ascending curve over rounding through a tight, descending curve.
     
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    I am going to do my level best to be there, but I may have a conflict, so we will see. I look forward to this.
     
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    So...who thinks the S&S Indian will take it? It's interesting because you know most of the other Harley's will have S&S components as well. With their huge line of Harley products they must be anxious to show off what they can do with the "other" American motorcycle. (Notice I didn't say first.) I wonder if this Indian bagger will have any Lloydz goodies or just pure S&S? From what I've heard S&S and Lloydz have worked together in the distant past...

    I would like to see the rules they must adhere to when it comes to mods.
     
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    I sure hope it is televised. It seems like a great opportunity to show off your potential and run your latest bagger commercials. It's not like there are a ton of other sporting events taking place right now.
     
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    The Indian has the handling and suspension out of the box and I’m sure there’s improvements that will be done there as well. I think the Indian could win this. Looking forward to a bagger drag nationals too. This should Happen also. We need entertainment what will all our events being shut down do to C19.
     
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    While bike specs and handling are certainly important, the rider's ability dealing with a modified, roughly 600 lbs bagger bike is going to be incredibly important, especially concerning last-minute braking, delayed turn-in while cornering, trail-braking in the curves, delayed apex in the curves with aggressive yet smooth acceleration out of the curves, aggressive yet smooth cornering throughout the curves, and significant in-board rider body-leaning to provide more traction potential and mitigate against hard-parts-scrapage while cornering. Acceleration in the straight-a-ways are important, but a rider's cornering skills and abilities at Laguna Seca have a huge influence on which rider stands at the top of the winner's podium at the end of the race.

    And while bike modifications will be permissible, I hope the bagger race bikes will still somewhat resemble the appearance of a bagger bike, including some sort of saddlebags and some sort of front fairing. After all, bagger bikes are and look different than heavily stripped-down bobber bikes.

    Tyler O'Hara will be riding the Indian Challenger. It would be nice if we could see him practice for the bagger bike race.

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    Wouldn’t it be funny if one of the teams entered a Victory and won. Let the orphan beat the “better horse”.
     
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    That would be cool, @Poseidon !
     
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