Indian Motorcycle Racing Announces Factory Race Team, Privateers & Contingency for 2022 King of the Baggers Series

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MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced Tyler O’Hara and Jeremy McWilliams as factory riders aboard two Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challengers for the 2022 MotoAmerica® King of the Baggers series. In addition, Indian Motorcycle Racing is announcing nearly $40,000 in privateer contingency for the 2022 season. Privateer efforts include two privately backed teams: Roland Sands Design and the Saddlemen, Indian Motorcycle Charlotte & St. Paul powered by Lloyd’z Garage – each team with two riders aboard Indian Motorcycle baggers.

“The inaugural King of the Baggers race in 2020 truly disrupted the motorsports world, and the three-race season in 2021 expanded on that and left fans hungry for more. Now with seven races in 2022, King of the Baggers season is primed to take bagger racing to an entirely new level,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “These races

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Watch Tesla Model S Plaid vs. Harley-Davidson e-motorcycle drag race

A Tesla Model S Plaid lined up for a drag race with a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle earlier this week in the first known case of this EV matchup.

The race was brought to us by the YouTube Channel Tesla Plaid Channel, whose owner frequently takes his Tesla Model S Plaid to the races.

We’ve actually seen a race between a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle and a Tesla before, but last time it was a Tesla Model 3 Performance.

In that case, the LiveWire bested the Model 3, though it was certainly a close race.

This time a LiveWire is taking on a much more powerful Tesla, and it’s doing it on a shorter 1/8th-mile track.

Take a guess at who won, then check out the video below to see for yourself. Keep reading below the video for the spoiler.

As you can see, it wasn’t a particularly

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Shayna Texter-Bauman Joins Indian’s AFT Factory Race Team

Press Release | November 18, 2021

Shayna Texter-Bauman has officially joined the Indian Motorcycles 2022 AFT SuperTwins Factory Race Team where she will pilot the Indian FTR750. Texter-Bauman, who is the AFT Singles winningest rider, becomes the third member of the Indian flat track team as she joins her husband and two-time AFT SuperTwins Champion Briar Bauman along with reigning 2021 AFT SuperTwins Champion Jared Mees. Indian Motorcycles are the reigning five-time Manufacturers Champion of the series and look to continue their success in flat track racing. This news follows the announcement from earlier this week that Shayna Texter-Bauman and the Factory Red Bull KTM Flat Track Team would not be continuing their relationship for the 2022 racing season.

Shayna Texter-Bauman and her new ride.

The official press release from Indian Motorcycles is below.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (November 18, 2021) – Following an exhilarating 2021 Progressive American Flat Track (AFT) season,

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Watch the Tesla Model S Plaid crush 2 of the world’s quickest motorcycles in a drag race

Tesla Model S Plaid sedan

Tesla Model S Plaid. Tesla

  • The $133,000 Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest-accelerating production car you can buy.

  • It hits 60 mph in under two seconds and hits 120 mph in under six.

  • Edmunds pitted the Plaid against two of the quickest motorcycles on the planet in a new video.

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The 1,020-horsepower Tesla Model S Plaid can smoke any production car you pit it against. But is there a stock motorcycle that can beat the $130,000 super sedan in a straight line?

That’s what Edmunds aimed to find out when it brought a Plaid and two of the quickest superbikes on the planet to the track for a recent video. (Watch the clip below.)

Both the Suzuki Hayabusa and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R are tremendously quick, packing larger engines and more horsepower than many cars. They both claim a limited top

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