Royal Enfield x S&S Cycle Go Racing
Royal Enfield, S&S Cycle and Moto Anatomy are presenting an opportunity to experience flat track racing at its purest. Four purpose-built flat track racers, based on the Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle and modified for flat track by S&S Cycle, will be revealed and run for competition for the first time at this year’s AIMExpo. On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Champions Race will be held at 6 p.m. during the Sideways Saturday event held in Columbus, Ohio, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
“Flat track is the fastest growing motorsport today, and when we looked at becoming part of this world, it made sense to approach it from a uniquely Royal Enfield angle. Our motorcycles are aimed at being accessible, and so we approached flat track in a similar way — rather than going racing, we want to open up the possibility of trying flat track to as many people as possible. With this in mind, we’ve focused on developing some proper flat track motorcycles that are at the same time easy to get on and learn — all of the fun, none of the stress,” said Adrian Sellers, group manager, Royal Enfield Custom Program.
The size and power of the tracker Himalayan makes it a perfect motorcycle to throw a leg over for your first flat track experience, allowing first-time riders to experience getting sideways without the intimidation of a high-capacity racer, while still racing a full-size, competitive motorcycle.
S&S has a proven track record (literally!) in American Flat Track and has taken that expertise and applied it to the Himalayan motorcycle. In tuning the Himalayan for track use, the obligatory 19″ rims have been added, as has a high-mount exhaust and carbon fiber seat unit. Every bit of unnecessary road equipment has been removed, and a lightweight Full Spectrum Power battery, which reduces the total bike weight to 164 kg (360 lbs), has been added. The air box has been substituted for an open filter, and a Dynojet Power Commander delivers the perfect calibration for the modified exhaust and intake. The frame remains stock with no mods to the sub-frame, perfectly fitting within the seat unit.
“The Himalayan is already an inexpensive and fun machine, converted to a flat tracker with the S&S Lefty Kit. It is far more affordable than anything out there and makes for an exciting and very rideable track bike. With novice riders in mind, we feel the Himalayan Hooligans will help usher in a whole new group of enthusiasts to this already growing sport,” said Paul Langley, president, S&S Cycle Inc.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the race will take place with four identical Royal Enfield x S&S flat track Himalayans and includes a roster of top-notch flat track talent. As the bikes are all equal, it will be up to the riders’ skills to determine the winner.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with S&S Cycle. The combination of our tremendously successful Himalayan motorcycle and S&S’s unparalleled flat track expertise has resulted in an incredibly fun, accessible and capable flat tracker motorcycle. We cannot wait to see it in action,” said Rod Copes, president, Royal Enfield North America.
After AIMExpo concludes, you are welcome to visit the Speed Ranch Motorcycle Club in Viola, Wisconsin, 2 miles from S&S Cycle, where the four flat tracker Himalayan motorcycles will be available as part of the Speed Ranch flat track schools.
For more information, please visit www.RoyalEnfield.com.