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Old 12-08-2008, 03:51 PM   #11
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:26 PM   #12
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OK- let's break down the DMG idea. Put two classes on the grid that are virtually identical. Except, one of the classes has hot-rodded bikes similar to FX. Why would we expect good racing from this Hines 57 racing? Because this racing is done by power to weight ratios. So, it's possible to have a 146hp Buell run against a 140hp 848 or a 135hp R6 as long as the Buell, Triumph, Duc, Aprilia are all within the weight spec then Barney has as good a chance at a win at Jake Zemke. You start adding the "Oddities of Racing" to the grid and riders have more choices in the privateer ranks. I'd bet buying a "works" KTM is the same as an 848 or a CBR. Next thing you know you have many companies willing to pay contingency money. More opportunity to ride many different bikes opens things up for more possible wins by the guys that don't get to run with factory backing. DMG is taking the grand step of blending grass roots racing with professional racing. Allowing those that would not normally contend to have a chance to get on the box. In the end they will get competitive bikes on the grid and the purse money will actually pay some bills.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:06 PM   #13
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Would have expected the Buells to be beating the 600'z first time out,being that they have such a displacment advantage. Glad to see them so close though, that will make for better racing, for sure.

Was Jeremy McWilliams at this test? Any times? You ask me I think they should add Dave Estok as the thrid rider, fast as shyt!~
My guess is the Buell teams aren't spending a half-million per bike like the Japanese factory teams.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:20 AM   #14
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My guess is the Buell teams aren't spending a half-million per bike like the Japanese factory teams.
I'd assume that there are restrictions on the modifications that can be made to the Buell, since it makes as much, or more, horsepower stock as the fully tweaked 600s do.
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I'd assume that there are restrictions on the modifications that can be made to the Buell, since it makes as much, or more, horsepower stock as the fully tweaked 600s do.
You are correct. But when you look at the power to weight of a Buell vs a Yamaha they are actually pretty close.
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You are correct. But when you look at the power to weight of a Buell vs a Yamaha they are actually pretty close.
They may be doing something right on the classes; if I read the post on everyone's lap times the bikes look to be within fractions of a second of each other for the most part. Unless they all sandbag like in "Pinks."
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