Act fast to pick up your own Harley-Davidson XG750R if you want to make it to Daytona in time for the season opener Saturday night. All the premier-class SuperTwins spots are spoken for, thanks to AFT’s controversial new format, but you might still squeeze into AFT Production Twins on your new XG. That’s factory H-D rider Bryan Smith’s bike in the lead photo (complete with front brake for TT courses), but it’s based on the V&H bike.

These bikes are in fact built by Vance & Hines for H-D, available in very limited quantities, and a bargain at just $35,999. Of course, they haven’t had quite the success of the Indian FTR750 so far, but anything can happen can’t it? Especially with your raw talent.

The package includes:

Engine Type: H-D 60º V-Twin XG750R
Cooling:  Liquid
Fuel Delivery:  Fuel Injection
Valve Actuation:  SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Displacement:  798cc
Bore:  87.75mm
Stroke:  66mm
Compression Ratio: 12.6:1
Gearbox: 4 speed
Air Induction: 38mm Throttle Body
Clutch: Hinson Multi-Disc Slipper Clutch
Exhaust: Vance & Hines 2 – 2
Suspension: Ohlins
Body Work: XG750R Carbon Fiber
Wheels: Performance Machine Flat Tracker (Front 2.75 / Rear 3.0)

Anyway, you have to admit it’s a great looking motorcycle, and if you do happen to get lucky, H-D has expanded its support of the AFT Production Twins class in the form of a $250,000 cash contingency program. May the best racer win.