2022 MotoAmerica No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    It would be no walk in the park. Weaving a loaded GSA between ratted-out old sportbikes with ear-splitting aftermarket exhausts, and spinning late-model Mustangs requires a lot of skill.
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  2. Big John Sny

    Big John Sny Long timer

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    i do wish the XR1200's would have continued. When I actually rode One I was floored. It was actually a really good bike, and when you go back and watch the races by themselves, it was really good racing.
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  3. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan Supporter

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    I really liked that series too. Richie Morris built a few to rent to racers who waned to try the class. I offered to rent one for each of my sons but they declined. They said the XR1200's were too heavy to be any fun. Both were on Supersport bikes at he time. I regret that they didn't at least enter the Indy round during MotoGP. Maybe 2008??
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  4. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    Kyle Wyman also offered rental XR1200s, around 2012.

    Wow, Google says Indy XR races were 2011 to at least 2014. I had forgotten as well.
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  5. kenlake

    kenlake Long timer

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    I was there at Indy in 2013 & saw Jeremy McWilliams & Hafizh Syahrin split wins in the XR1200 series that weekend. They had ebike races that weekend too.
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  6. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    From what I recall, the 883 racebikes were rather fragile, especially when trying to get any HP out of them
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  7. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan Supporter

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    I read the War Horse Ducati team will field a new Panigale V4 in MotoA Superbike plus a 955 V2 in Supersport! The article says they have 'factory' support. I wonder how MotoA will handicap the 955.
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  8. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan Supporter

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    My fave XR1200 race was Indy when Tyler O'Hara won. He needed that win to have enough money to get home to California! Might have been the first Indy XR1200 race. Tyler became my hero after that performance because we knew he had to win from the announcers before his race. Very cool to watch it unfold.
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  9. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    MotoA is moving to the upcoming FIM supersport rules package. Performance indexing, weight requirements, and somewhat complicated modification limitations by bike. Sounds like WERA will not be paralleling them as Sean has said he feel's it's too complicated to police for WERA.
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  10. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer Supporter

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    I like the variety of bikes and I hope it works, but I fear it'll be a weird mess like IMSA's GT classes, where BMW barges are somehow competitive with actual sportscars.
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  11. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ive ridden some Harleys.

    "really good bikes" is a very subjective thing especially about Harley's.
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  12. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Weren't they pretty limited on what could be done to engines? I dunno,it was a long time ago.
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  13. Big John Sny

    Big John Sny Long timer

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    in terms of the XR1200, I was comparing it to my Ducati Monster when I thought it was a good bike.
    You should ride one. It measures up as a "bike", not as a "Harley". Not perfect, but neither was my monster. Very similar riding in some ways. The Harley was more comfortable and the Monster had a bit of a performance edge (but not by the margin you would expect). Take that and the very low maintenance on the XR1200, made me really want one, back when I thought all Harleys were trash.
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  14. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    XR1200 was, more or less, a tarted up Sportster. And was pretty much panned as any kind of performance bike. Harley dropped it pretty quick. Prices are going up on them now I think.

    I gotta admit if I had ever bought a Harley it would have been an XR1200. It turns out the 890R I just bought is pretty close to the right bike for me.
    It is a laugh a minute,really fun on road,and very ridable on dirt roads. I laugh walking away from it.
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  15. bikerfish

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    Just read a rumor about Petrucci possibly taking the warhorse ducati ride. THAT would be sweet!
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  16. SGrider

    SGrider I give up

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    I thought he was going to race Dakar with KTM? It would be cool if he did come over.
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  17. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    He could easily race that and still do Moto America. I think having international flavor in our series can only help our young guys. Plus, Petrucci is a simply a really nice guy. Be a great addition to the paddock.
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  18. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Herrin had a great tik tok out over the weekend..
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  19. mminob

    mminob MotoHolic Supporter

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    New title sponsor for MotoAmerica in 2022, Carparts4less.com and hope it works out... I had no luck ordering parts on this website ? Last year Honos was strange as they were just t-shirts and stuff... I guess it is a work in progress ? The series sponsor should have a quality website so fans could support this great American race series !

    https://www.cyclenews.com/2021/11/a...f-the-2022-and-2023-motoamerica-championship/
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  20. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan Supporter

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    Looks like two fledging companies trying to make gains. One needs money and the other needs customers. Hopefully it works out for awhile.
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