During the final seven races of the 2012 NHRA season, the Harley-Davidson motorcycles driven by Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines will have a variety of new looks.
“The only thing we can tell you is we have new products and new things launching in our dealer show, which is Monday (Aug. 20) after (NHRA’s) Brainerd race,” said Kris Schoonover, the racing manager for Harley-Davidson Motor Company to Competition Plus.com. “What I can tell you is we are going to do something special with these guys (Hines and Krawiec) starting in Indy through the rest of the year. I can’t tell you all the details but things are going to look different from Indy to the end of the year with this team with the bikes and with the leathers. We are launching some new products in paint and other things and we want to use this as kind of a highlight. We have the big strategy of how we are putting stuff out and this is just one step of the way.”
Following Indy, the six-race Countdown to the Championship begins at Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 14-16.
“We wanted to highlight our drag racing program and with these guys (Krawiec and Hines) running the way they are it is perfect,” Schoonover said.
Krawiec (four) and Hines (three) have combined to win all seven of NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle national events this season, including Krawiec capturing the Mile-High Nationals Sunday at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. Krawiec and Hines return to action Friday through Sunday at NHRA’s Sonoma (Calif.) Nationals.
Schoonover said Krawiec’s motorcycle is going to have a couple of different looks in the final seven races and Hines’ motorcycle likely will keep one new look during those races.
“It is all aesthetics,” said Hines about the changes coming to the motorcycles.
“It is only cosmetic stuff,” Schoonover said. “It is just awareness. It is nothing to do with performance.”
Harley-Davidson Inc., is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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