August will mark the return to racing for American Flat Track (AFT) and Royal Enfield. Royal Enfield will debut its FT racer at AFT Rounds 5 & 6 on Aug. 28-29, when Moto Anatomy’s Johnny Lewis takes the track for the first time in the Production Twins class.
Lewis planned to unveil the concept FT at the Daytona AFT round in March, but due to COVID-19, the races were rescheduled. Despite the AFT season being temporarily postponed, Lewis is logging hours at his Center Hill, Florida training facility on the Royal Enfield FT concept. With the help of Royal Enfield, Harris Performance and S&S Cycle, the development of the FT has continued. Lewis will officially present the Royal Enfield FT at Volusia County Speedway on July 17.
“The Royal Enfield FT concept has already shown promise so far.” said rider and team owner Johnny Lewis. “We’re already seeing great results from the motorcycle. The team at Harris Performance and Royal Enfield have done a great job with the chassis, and we’ve already begun working through small adjustments based on my feedback. With the way the schedule is shaping out with small tracks, we could surprise many people.”
Lewis will be joined by the all-female BUILD TRAIN RACE participants at the Atlanta Short Track race at Dixie Speedway October 2-3 and the AFT season finale in Daytona Beach October 15-16. During these rounds, the women will conduct a special exhibition aboard their custom INT650 flat track motorcycles as part of the AFT event schedule.
Fans will also have multiple opportunities to ride Royal Enfield motorcycles during the AFT season. The full lineup of Royal Enfield motorcycles will be available for rides throughout the remainder of the AFT season to consumers with a valid motorcycle license. Additionally, Lewis will host a Royal Enfield Slide School at select rounds. During the Slide School sessions, participants will receive coaching from Lewis and learn the basics of flat track aboard track prepped FT411 Himalayan motorcycles.
2020 Slide School Dates
July 19: Center Hill, FL following Volusia AFT
August 8: Cleveland, OH
September 13: Gettysburg, PA following Williams Grove AFT
October 6: Travelers Rest, SC
October 18: Center Hill, FL following Daytona AFT
To learn more about the demo tour and the Slide School program, visit www.royalenfield.com/us/en/himalayan-flat-track/.