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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 7, 2021.
MotoAmerica Releases Rules For New-Look Supersport Class
Just what the Supersport class needs. Hope we see some manufacturer support return to the class.
Be nice to have aome different exhaust notes!!
The new SS class probably launches the 955 Ducati to the top of the class, despite being ridden by privateers. Maybe shades of Doug Polen early days with Ferracci? But then the 'balance' rules will likely kick in... We all know why the FIM and MotoA need to do this but it seems to place a lot of responsibility for competitiveness on the rule makers rather than the OEMs and teams. Oh well, they have to start somewhere so why to try this and see how it plays out.
I'm hoping Ducati is eyeing up building a daytona bike!!!
Looks like Baz is going back to WSBK on a Beemer. Wonder who will get the ride on the duc? Plus, kyle deciding too not run a duc next year. Baz proved the bike can go. Hopefully they can attract a good talent.
MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers To Feature Six Rounds In 2022, Including Daytona
HSBK Thanks Baz, Plots Return For 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike And Supersport
Good time to expand the field with some more brands. BMW just put out a big twin bagger. There's some Yamaha big twin baggers still out there. I've given up on thinking the F6, or BMW 6 cyl baggers, will be allowed. Far too modern.
I get the impression that the money in the Bagger series is from the aftermarket. Unless Vance&Hines is going to sell 20,000 exhaust systems a year for BMW cruisers, we probably won't see any interest in having other brands in the series. All of which is fine with me. Baggers is a fun side show and its putting money into the pockets of some racers but I don't want to see it eclipse racing platforms for sportbikes or bleed even more money from AFT.
Your right. Rob Buydos, one of the guys that helped get it going, works for parts unlimited. He DID get us in the parts unlimited hospitality at Indy one year!! free food and drink! He was also responsible for the flattrack fiteclub that was held over at the Salem OH short track during covid lockdown.
Only reason V&H sells that many exhausts to the cruiser crowd is their direct partnering with HD. They don't sell shit to anyone else these days. If it's aftermarket that drives it, have you seen the farkle industry that has enveloped the BMW faithful? It's practically where the term "farkle" began. Hell, Touratech has lived off the BMW faithful for decades. It's all a forlorn hope anyway. MotoAmerica wouldn't dare upset HD, and to a certain extent Indian, with another brand competing in their own little private pond...er, race series.
Touratech, or anyone else in that segment, isn't going to spend money in a bagger series - unless MA introduces a joker lap where competitors ride farkled-up GSAs through a Starbucks's parking lot.
That fiteclub short track was fantastic. I hope they do it again.
200 miles goes way past Ducati endurance. Suzuka 8 hours, the world endurance rounds, domestic 3-6 hour races, aren't populated with Ducatis.
Jason DiSalvo made a Ducati work at the 200.
yeah, they did pretty good at a little track called Imola back in the 70s!!
Well, yes-- but mostly because they didn't allow Yamaha 350's.
You can look it up.
Genius! Man, million dollar idea! I expect them to do that. No, really, I actually like that idea, lol
I imagine the so-called 'bagger' series will go the way of the 883's. Kind of a fun novelty to watch, but still; it is a novelty. Even the bike-build detail is interesting, though not relevant to anything consumable by motorcyclists.