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Old 02-11-2014, 06:09 AM   #21
Camel ADV
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Originally Posted by Off Road Ryder View Post
keep it as is at 652 which includes the 690
The rule was put in place to keep the xr out, unfortunately it also kills the KLR by default, not plan. not sure how else it could be done.
an Aprillia 450, 550 are twins, but not ADV bikes.
Tweaking rules to keep the 690 out is a moot point as they aren't dominating the class, so far not even a podium finish. There are always going to be bikes with a big advantage over others in a class like this. A BMW 1200GSA in the same class as a KTM 950 SE? That's crazy and certainly not a fair fight but seems to me the whole point of this class is racing with the wrong equipment and doing it with a big smile on your race.

Being that it's a struggle to find enough guys wanting to race, why not open up the rules or make exceptions. Keep the 652cc min but wave it for certain bikes like the KLR650, 650 V-Strom, DR650 (others?).
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