Race-Tuned Harley-Davidson Road Glide Shatters Kings of the Baggers Track Record

This past weekend featured another thrilling race in the King of the Baggers series, with a doubleheader at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Typically an exciting event, this race stood out due to a remarkable achievement by Harley-Davidson Factory Racing's rider, Kyle Wyman, etching the event into the annals of racing history.

Competing on a specially prepared 2024 Road Glide, Wyman entered the race as the series leader, and expectations were high for his performance on the Texas circuit. He delivered, securing second place in the first race and first place in the second. However, it was his performance between the start and finish lines that was truly extraordinary.

The King of the Baggers races were six-lap events. In the first race, Indian Motorcycle's Troy Herfoss made a spectacular comeback from sixth place to claim victory. The second race saw Wyman triumph over Herfoss, thanks in part to a record-setting lap during the final round. Wyman executed a near-perfect lap in just 2:14.8 minutes, a record for this class at Circuit of the Americas, finishing a mere 0.677 seconds ahead of Herfoss.

This year's King of the Baggers series, the largest in its short history, includes 18 rounds, with four already completed. Wyman leads the standings with 96 points, while Herfoss trails with 85 points. James Rispoli, Wyman's teammate, holds third place overall.

The next race in the series will be held at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, from April 19-21. The series will conclude in September at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

The King of the Baggers competition features only Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles, all equipped with hard side bags and fairings, and a total weight limit of 620 pounds (281 kg).