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Old 07-09-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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AMA Superbike? 600cc?

I keep hearing this disgusting rumor that they are doing away with liter bikes as the superbike class, to me that sounds stupid it is a step away from what racing really is which is run what you brung instead of slapping suzuki yoshimura team in the face for leading the tech field with there awesome bikes. Seams like the other teams would be given impetus to step up there game.
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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1000 cc bikes will remain for 2 years ,
but the premier class will become modified 600cc bikes (daytona superbike class) To try & bring in sponsors other than manufacturers


at least that's the current plan
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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1000 cc bikes will remain for 2 years ,
but the premier class will become modified 600cc bikes (daytona superbike class) To try & bring in sponsors other than manufacturers


at least that's the current plan
There's several threads on this forum on this subject, and obviously all over the moto web sites too.

The most current "plan" appears to be a WSBK format that includes those rules, but excludes a spec tire.

DMG changes their "plans" like the weather it seems- whatever suits them at the time and based on how the media/ public reacts.

It's either a really smart media hype attempt, or a really stupid attempt to gain more notoriety.
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that wouldn't be cool, love you sig though
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Personally, I would dig on it if they went to WSBK rules. I think that format is working very well over there, and there is almost a different manufacturer that wins every race. Lots of close racing too... all the way to the finish line at the majority of the events.
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Thanks I keep trying to put a pic up from me at the 3.1 cresson trackday but I keep screwin it up either its to big or all messed up. Oh and yeah the wsbk rules would be sweet here in the ama.
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Personally, I would dig on it if they went to WSBK rules. I think that format is working very well over there, and there is almost a different manufacturer that wins every race. Lots of close racing too... all the way to the finish line at the majority of the events.
Dont you think its a combination of the WSBK rules, AND the spec tire, that make WSBK racing so close? I just wounder if the racing result isnt going to look just like what we have now in AMA Superbike with this open tire rule.

I'm really suprised DMG would run an open tire rule at all. Its not their standard, I'll take the highest bidder for tire support posturing you see them take in every other form of motorsport they are involved. I suspect when a tire maker comes to the table with the right funding, that rule will change.

They just dont want to deal with that sh$t storm right now.

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Dont you think its a combination of the WSBK rules, AND the spec tire, that make WSBK racing so close? I just wounder if the racing result isnt going to look just like what we have now in AMA Superbike with this open tire rule.

I'm really suprised DMG would run an open tire rule at all. Its not their standard, I'll take the highest bidder for tire support posturing you see them take in every other form of motorsport they are involved. I suspect when a tire maker comes to the table with the right funding, that rule will change.

They just dont want to deal with that sh$t storm right now.
Absolutely. However, the engine homologation (sp?) and chassis rules make a big difference too though. Yes though, I do believe that the spec tires play a huge part in that part of it's success.

The thing is that even these newest changes that DMG proposes will change again methinks. It seems to be the norm for that group.
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