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Old 02-10-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
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Default It used to exist.

Formula USA used to do this. You'd see a retired GP250 bike vs triked out Busa's vs...?? Whatever you could come up with. I thought it was the most interesting race I'd ever watched at Daytona. Guess it never really caught on. Not sure where it all went to. shame really..
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:46 AM   #12
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Default What does "fair" mean?

Everybody tries to stretch the rules as far as they can--that's a part of racing. When one side appears to have a lopsided advantage over the other side, then they change the rules for the following year, or the other side adapts and overcomes. It's a constant game of catch the mouse.



I remember when Audi was dominating US road racing and officials kept making up rules and placing weights in the audi because everybody else was crying like babies--but the audi still won. They finally banned all-wheel-drive, which finally did it for Audi.



My point is, "fair" seems to only BE fair to those that are dominant so long as they have the fastest bike. As soon as they start losing they start to cry like babies for rule changes. In this case, the green flag hasn't even dropped yet and the whiners are coming out already.
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:56 AM   #13
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Default Let Triumph in, too

Extreme my a$$. Let the D675 race. The Buell, the Triumph, the Duc 749 and all the Japanese Fours would make for a more interesting class.
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:06 PM   #14
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Default Re: AMA Gives Thumbs-Up to the XBRR

Now now, don't dredge up the painfull past...
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:06 PM   #15
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Default Re: It used to exist.

Cool thanks for the info.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:08 PM   #16
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Excellent point. Like in WSBK when Ducati V-Twins used to dominate the inline 4s when they were limited to 750cc. Not anymore.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:23 PM   #17
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Default Re: Let Triumph in, too

pretty sure Duc 749 is legal and probly the Triumph too. Difference is, neither co. is willing to mount an effort. Kudos once again to E. Buell for putting $$ where mouth is.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:43 PM   #18
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So would your mythical class limit the number of cylinders or could Honda build a 1000cc V6 and kill everyone?
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:19 PM   #19
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Default Re: Let Triumph in, too

The Duc is legal the Triumph is not. The triple being watercooled would fall under the 4 cyl rules and the displacement is too big.
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:56 PM   #20
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Default Re: AMA Gives Thumbs-Up to the XBRR

Fair? Ha! These are arbitrary rules. You could set classes based on how much air the engines pump (like they do in drag racing) and it would be just as "fair" as classes set by displacement.



None of this is determined by divine providence, y'konw.



Just look at what "stock car" racing allows.
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