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Old 02-16-2008, 09:24 AM   #117
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Originally Posted by markk53
It was modified and had similar power delivery as an XR750. Unfortunately it had enough power to beat the Harley, so the AMA made it carry more weight to the point of being uncompetitive so Honda figured it wasn't worth racing if you can't win - they quit.
I'm a big fan of the XR750 but that whole episode (and similar history before that) kind of disgusts me.

Harley was getting beat. Of course, rather then they have to (god forbid!) competitively develop the bike...just have the AMA add twenty pounds and restrictor plates to the Honda and voila!

I just can't imagine why all the manufacturers aren't lined up to go AMA flat track racing!

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