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Old 12-09-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question Would anyone be interested in a Sportbike competition for private individuals?

Just putting some feelers out to see if anyone would actually attend something like this to race, watch, whatever..

A while back a magazine wanted to put on the "SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S FASTEST STREETBIKE EVENT!" Here: http://www.sportbikes.net/forums/gen...treetbike.html

If the rules were changed to be more of a true STREETBIKE would people be interested?

For instance:

1) The registered owner would have to be the rider?

2) The bike has to run the same setup (length/gearing) on the drag strip, that it does on the Top Speed/1-Mile/Roadcourse?

3) Change the events, maybe add a 50-150 or 60-130 times or roll race event? Also braking 30-0/60-0?

4) 30-minute street ride or longer?


Currently just putting out some feelers to see if it would be worth the effort to get something like this going. The cars have a bunch of events, curious if motorcycle guys/gals would also be interested...

Thanks for any feedback...
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Straight lines are boring...
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Straight lines are boring...
Then you have never been going fast enough.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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I would say ZXALAN would be a shoe in
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Then you have never been going fast enough.
I have...nothing beats carving the roads in the Alps.
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Alan needs to get that tranny fixed now lol
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not my cup of tea, but good luck... hope it works out for you.
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Straight lines are boring...
The race he is talking requires serious hp. Nothing is boring about a race like this. I couldnt even see messing with this with less than 300 hp considering the gearing/ set up requirement. 300 is gonna get rolled easily buy a turbo bike on a roll race
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Then you have never been going fast enough.
How fast is fast enough?
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Its not how fast you have been. Its how fast you can get to that speed. most of us have been 160. Its nothing. Do it in the 1/4 and it seems like something. Then you realize that you are still going slow. lol
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #11
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160 doing a wheelie might excite me..more..lol

I get it. I was at the Texas mile helping my friend... He seemed to love it..
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Yea, i want to know what the difference between 180 and 220 is.
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Yea, i want to know what the difference between 180 and 220 is.
About 100 horsepower,or 40 mph
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About 100 horsepower,or 40 mph
100 hp?? ! Def would watch it, well worth it
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It takes a tremendous amount of horsepower to go 220mph.Good aerodynamics and a small talented rider help also.Its always funny to go to the Texas Mile and watch all the "200mph" motorcycles go 170mph.
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Yea, i want to know what the difference between 180 and 220 is.
Accelerating from 0 to 220 in a quarter mile would require steel braided undies..
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No !..
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A 1.5 mile would be awesome. I'd come to it.
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Add a road course, flat track, and a tighter SCCA style course.... it'll be like Top Truck Challenge, but for bikes. Need more variation than just different straight events.

Also put in "the box" from MSF

EDIT: one of the car events is "ultimate streetcar challenge".
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I'd be interested.
Will there be a stock wheel base/non stock wheel base class?
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