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Old 01-19-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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MotoGP VS AMA Racing

While the two really can't be compared in terms of technology or speed, MotoGP just doesn't appeal to me like AMA superbike racing. MotoGP bikes are one off prototypes using the lightest space age materials available, whereas Superbikes are production based and not much different from something that you can buy of the showroom floor. I guess I can look at my bike and somewhat relate to them more.
I attended the AMA Superbike Nat'l's back in October at Mid-Ohio and it was pretty cool just to be able to go up to a racer and talk with them for a few minutes or get an autograph. Got a chance to meet Pridmore, Spies, Roger Hayden and Danny Eslick. I've heard that its not as easy at a Motogp event. I had access to everything for $55.00, which includes grandstand seats, and paddock passes for three days. I'm avoiding Laguna this year just because of the crowds and the ticket prices are pretty crazy too. Mid Ohio didn't have a large crowd, in fact it was quite small, and about three feet of space between me and the next guy in the grandstands.

How many of yall have been to either and what were your experiences?
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While the two really can't be compared in terms of technology or speed, MotoGP just doesn't appeal to me like AMA superbike racing. MotoGP bikes are one off prototypes using the lightest space age materials available, whereas Superbikes are production based and no much different from something that you can buy of the showroom floor. I guess I can look at my bikeand somewhat relate to them more.
I attended the AMA Superbike Nat'l's back in October at Mid-Ohio and it was pretty cool just to be able to go up to a racer and talk with them for a few minutes or get an autograph. Got a chance to meet Pridmore, Spies, Roger Hayden and Danny Eslick. I've heard that its not as easy at a Motogp event. I had access to everything for $55.00, which includes grandstand seats, and paddock passes for three days. I'm avoiding Laguna this year just because of the crowds and the ticket prices are pretty crazy too. Mid Ohio didn't have a large crowd, in fact it was quite small, and about three feet of space between me and the next guy in the grandstands.

How many of yall have been to either and what were your experiences?
ama superbike racing appeals to you??? to watch suzukis win it year after year after year??? LOL WSBK for the win.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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ama superbike racing appeals to you??? to watch suzukis win it year after year after year??? LOL WSBK for the win.
Racing is racing, look at honda and MotoGP. Suzuki owns every year because they invest the time and money to put their riders on winning bikes.
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Ive never been to either but I just got tickets to the daytona 200 during bike week in march
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...I had access to everything for $55.00, which includes grandstand seats, and paddock passes for three days.
That's because no one goes to AMA races. Moto GP has 100,000 plus people at their events so pit access and close access are not as easily done.

I've been to the AMA races in Virginia and really enjoyed my experience there but I have not been to a Moto GP event so I cannot compare the 2.
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While you're in Daytona, try to take in one of the AMA Flattrack races at Municipal Stadium either Mar 7 or 8. I guarantee you will get hooked. word has it that Pastrana might try again to qualify. Last year he missed the 60 rider program by a couple of spots. It's some of the most exciting racing you will ever see. 20 guys handlebar to handlebar, completely sideways and all that action is right in front of you.

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Ive never been to either but I just got tickets to the daytona 200 during bike week in march
thats awesome, have fun.
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While you're in Daytona, try to take in one of the AMA Flattrack races at Municipal Stadium either Mar 7 or 8. I guarantee you will get hooked. word has it that Pastrana might try again to qualify. Last year he missed the 60 rider program by a couple of spots. It's some of the most exciting racing you will ever see. 20 guys handlebar to handlebar, completely sideways and all that action is right in front of you.

Tickets for the Daytona Short Track at Municipal Stadium are available at www.racetickets.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.


if its the 8th I might do that
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thats awesome, have fun.

I hope the weather is nice
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if its the 8th I might do that
It's both days! They have two rounds during bike week
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ama superbike racing appeals to you??? to watch suzukis win it year after year after year??? LOL WSBK for the win.
Can you say traction control? :laughing6
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I never been to an AMA, WSBK or MotoGP but if you ask me, my preference is:
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I never been to an AMA, WSBK or MotoGP but if you ask me, my preference is:
A) WSBK
B) MotoGP
C) AMA
for me it's

1 wsbk
2 motogp
3 wss
4 birtish superbike
5 then maybe ama racing. actually it might be better this year. they need to get rid of formula extreme or make that a up and coming series only. with no factory involvment at all.
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Racing is racing, look at honda and MotoGP. Suzuki owns every year because they invest the time and money to put their riders on winning bikes.
and that's fun for you?? to watch someone run away with it all year. LOL
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and that's fun for you?? to watch someone run away with it all year. LOL
Yep, I enjoy going to the races...not watching on TV. Thats the main theme of my post. I could care less who wins, I have a Kawi And Yamaha. I'm indifferent to either manufacturer. AMA seems to be more grass roots, which I happen to like. Try getting up close to a MotoGP bike, but at an AMA event I did it all weekend, both factory and privateer.
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I've been to 3(?) AMA races all at Texas World Speedway, and 2 MotoGP races at Laguna Seca. MotoGP by far is the better show for me.

As far as relating to the bikes. Meh. One of my biggest gripes about AMA racing is that the bikes (especially the factory teams) look stock with a few stickers on them. BOOO-RINNNNGGG. The racing isn't all that great in superbike. Suzuki has been dominating by 'cheating' (traction control vs engine management bs)

Superstock bikes are turning faster times that some of the superbikes.
Superstock should just be eliminated and let supersport have the spotlight again. They should also remove the factory teams from Supersport. What's the point? Put those guys in aren't riding SBK up there to fill out the grid with more, competitive machines.
Just too many classes, but at least they don't have the Harley Class anymore. Although that was probably some of the best/closest racing. I miss the 250 class. :BangHead:


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I prefer MotoGP mostly because I know all the riders and its the "Big Show". It would be like preferring triple a baseball to the major leagues. I am sure there are people out there who do but for me, I wanna see Rossi vs. Hayden.
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I like watching the CMRA races the best so far and when the USGP ran at TWS (Texas World Speedway)... that was awesome!
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I've been to both AMA and Motogp races for the past two years at laguna seca, what an experience!!!!

As far as access to the riders we met more gp riders than we did with the AMA, motogp riders were more friendly and approachable.

My list:
1. CMRA Only when I race.
2. Moto gp
3. World SBK
4. Isle of Man
5. AMA:
1st Superstock
2nd Supersport
3rd FX
4th SBK <--- I can't rermember the last time I watched the whole race.

We even had better access to the motogp bikes.

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Awesome pics^^^
I dont have a favourite. I love it all.
I even enjoy trackdays..
I love it all!!!!
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