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Old 07-25-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Re: Proposed 2005 AMA Superbike Rule Changes Announced

One can only hope that allowing the top10 riders to compete in both Superbike and Superstock, will somehow encourage Kawasaki and Yamaha to compete in both classes, then and only then, will Superbike have full credibility.
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Screw it Sean, there are just too many classes ..dilution of talent and bikes

I agree. Top pros should be limited to superbike. Supersport should be support with younger, less well known riders.



Note that, on top of the 4 ring circus that currently exists, they want to introduce a "spec-class".



Let's dilute the talent pool even more.....
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Old 07-26-2004, 04:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: AMA Announces Proposed 2005 Superbike Rule Changes

Helmet Removal Technology? Are they talking like the explosive bolt in the middle of the helmet like in F1? Don't think that will be very cheap...Someone correct me if I'm wrong..
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:34 AM   #6
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Default Re: AMA Announces Proposed 2005 Superbike Rule Changes

Can they do something about the tires? Hacking's tire failure this weekend at high speed (150mph+) just adds to the list of riders who survived from pure luck. It's only a matter of time until one doesn't.
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Old 07-26-2004, 06:01 AM   #7
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Default Re: AMA Announces Proposed 2005 Superbike Rule Changes

Its a matter of physics. The HP these bikes are putting down, combined with the (albeit minimal) extra weight compared to the old 750s, just puts that much greater strain on the tires.

The tire manufacturers, I hope, are constantly improving the design to keep those failures from happening, but R&D to the track takes time.
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Old 07-26-2004, 06:07 AM   #8
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Default Re: AMA Announces Proposed 2005 Superbike Rule Changes

To be honest, I wish they would dump the FX class. In its present form, its just a gimmie to the big red.

They might as well bring back the HD883 race class.

Then they can set up a class for bergman scooters.

All the present situation gives is a dilluted talent pool in the top class, did you see how many local privateers lined up at the last race?

Bless them for trying but the AMA needs to get the best of the best in the superbike races.
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:34 AM   #10
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Default Re: AMA Announces Proposed 2005 Superbike Rule Changes

They need to do something about the Supersport class. Did you see the mess at Mid Ohio yesterday? Either restrict the number of entrants (smaller lap time window) or my preference, run a separate Supersport race for the slower privateers. It's not fair to have the top riders restart several times during a relatively short race. It also increases the chances of a factory rider getting hurt and not making the Superbike grid.
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