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Old 09-06-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
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I agree with the letter..why keep him out..rex
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Old 09-06-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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so what is the AMA's side for keeping him out????



the article doesnt state it exactly. it addresses issues of uncompetitiveness, and possible safety issues regarding the bike.



Those seem to be nonissues (although he states his lap times, the FX laptimes are not, hmmm is there more there?)
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Old 09-06-2003, 05:38 PM   #3
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AMA's decision makes no sense to me. The American Motorcycle Association should have a class in which an American machine can compete.
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Old 09-06-2003, 07:43 PM   #4
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But it is basically AMA saying that Buell can't cut it in Formula Xtreme, which is really the any-thing-goes techno-lust-fest for Japanese I4sL



Do you honestly think a 1.2L, air/oil cooled V-twin Buell is going to have a hope-in-hell of being competitive with a tweaked-to-the-moon GSXR-1K, CBR1000, ZX10R, or R1?



With the 1L Buell only able to keep pace (how can it be "lightly modified" if that lump is putting out 112+ hp?) with 600 supersports, I don't see what there is to really gripe about here.

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Old 09-06-2003, 11:55 PM   #5
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While I am a big fan of the new Buells I too have a tough time believing that they will be competitive in FX's 'techno-lust-fest' even with the impressive HP numbers quoted. However, I think the AMA is grasping at straws when they claim concerns about safety or unsavory pit crews. (Yes, I know the previous Harley/Buell superbike was an oil-leaking, parts-spewing sonofa***** but I dont think it really compares to a new XB12R). So, what is the AMA really saying? 'We think you will get your ass handed to you every race and we want to spare you the embarassment?' Give me a break. Let the guy race. Let him on as an expo or something and tell him he gets one season to prove the safety and relative competitiveness of the bike. At least give him a chance to embarass himself, if that ends up being the case
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Old 09-07-2003, 02:10 AM   #6
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Seems to me it is the American manufactuers responsibility to have a machine that can compete in AMA racing.
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Old 09-07-2003, 04:12 AM   #7
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Well that would be Buell's problem would it not? Why not let them show what they can or cant do?



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Old 09-07-2003, 04:14 AM   #8
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Sorry, I meant my reply to the message above yours.



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Old 09-07-2003, 08:31 AM   #9
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Your missing the point. The AMA is eliminating the 1L I4s from FormX racing. The new rules will allow modified 600's (liquid cooled I4), and I believe 750 vtwins (also liquid cooled). So his point is an air cooled 1200 vtwin could compete in this class, and he is right IMHO.
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Old 09-07-2003, 12:03 PM   #10
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For 04 formula extreme is going to change to 600 c.c. bikes with unlimited mods, check your facts first, and yes they might be competitive.
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