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Old 03-05-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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I love the Buell product, but why in the world is a nearly-1200cc bike racing against 600cc bikes? Why isn't the 1125R racing against the likes of Ducati in Superbike?
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:41 AM   #3
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Which class is this?

Daytona Superbike?

Then whatever Edmunson wants in, is in.
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I love the Buell product, but why in the world is a nearly-1200cc bike racing against 600cc bikes? Why isn't the 1125R racing against the likes of Ducati in Superbike?
Airflow. A 1200cc bike spinning at 7000 rpm pumps about the same amount of air as a 600cc bike spinning at 14000 rpm. That's the technical answer.

However the real answer is the bottom line. The rules are set to maximize the profitability of the series. And it really really needs profitability.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:18 AM   #5
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Anybody notice?

The "American Superbike" race was last night. Pegram has a 200MPH Ducati.

Gee, I wonder who won?
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I love the Buell product, but why in the world is a nearly-1200cc bike racing against 600cc bikes? Why isn't the 1125R racing against the likes of Ducati in Superbike?

Sorry but,...
Thats because the Harley would get its ass handed to them by the Ducati. Although Iam sure the amount of Volumetric efficiency is compairable between both bikes.

Besides we gotta make it a show and give the Harley a chance, right? J/K!
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Well, goddam. They had that Accord out for 25 laps to MAKE that race exciting.
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Airflow. A 1200cc bike spinning at 7000 rpm pumps about the same amount of air as a 600cc bike spinning at 14000 rpm. That's the technical answer.

However the real answer is the bottom line. The rules are set to maximize the profitability of the series. And it really really needs profitability.
I understand the concept of volumetric effeciency. My question is WHY would you want this? Your answer says it all - it's all about the $$$$. Do manufacturers have to pay to have their bikes included in a particular race series?

Seeing Eslick's batwing hanging off the side of the bike didn't exactly instill confidence in the side-radiator design. How did it happen? I missed that part.
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Harley definatly showed they have the pit thing down to a science, they spent more time in the pits then anyone. Eslick looked to be really strong before his little mishap though. Where was Barnes?
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Harley definatly showed they have the pit thing down to a science, they spent more time in the pits then anyone. Eslick looked to be really strong before his little mishap though. Where was Barnes?
How'd the batwing on Eslick's bike come off?
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