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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Amasbk, Wldsbk, & Motogp Rules

Hey, does anyone know where I can find a basic breakown of the different classes in each racing association so I can compare them side by side. ie. superstock, supersport, formula xtreme and displacement and basic engine/modification allowances of ea.

the AMA has some good info but I couldn't find much on MotoGP and WorldSBK.

Just starting to follow roadracing more and looking for a basic overview.
thanks for any help
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 07:29 PM
 
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Should we assume that you've visited both the MotoGP and the WSBK websites? You should be able to find the info you need there, but if not, what exactly are you looking for?

Here's a brief overview of MotoGP:
-Engines are limited to Four-stroke not to exceed 990cc or Two-stroke not to exceed 500cc.
-Engines can have as many or few cylinders as you would like.
-The engines cannot use mass-produced parts.
-I forget the minimum weight requirement...
-Bikes are not based on street-going, mass-produced bikes but are prototypes, one-offs.

As compared to World Superbike:
-Engines are limited to either 600cc Supersport or 1000cc Superbike if it's an inline four or 750cc V-twin in the 600cc Supersport class (to allow the Ducati to participate). I may be wrong about the 1000cc inline four, perhaps it's a bit smaller to allow for the V-twin 1000cc bikes to compete?
-Bikes are based upon production models, same frame, swingarm, engine block, etc.


There are a lot more technical rules, but the basic explanation is that MotoGP is non-production bikes created purely to scare the hell out of riders and spectators alike and World Superbike are production bikes tweaked to within an inch of their lives. Either way, both series are fun as hell to watch!!!!!!!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool
thanks for the info Slaintedan
exactly what I was looking for. the AMA sight was pretty cool they had a page called Superbike 101. brief overview, points payout and basic set up

Superbike:
750 - 1000 cc
allows the most modification just needs to resemble a production bike
2 - 4 cyl.

Superstock:
745 - 1000 cc
closest to stock production
multi cyl.

Supersport;
0 - 600 cc
closest to stock production
2 -4 cyl.

Formula xtreme:
450 - 600 cc multi cyl
595 - 750 cc twin cyl liquid-cooled
850 - 1350 cc twin cyl air-cooled
all based on production bikes.

couldn't find anything like that on motoGP or WSBK
thanks again Slaintedan
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 08:20 PM
 
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couldn't find anything like that on motoGP or WSBK
thanks again Slaintedan
WSBK: http://www.motorbike-search-engine.c...004_Rules.html

As for MotoGP rules...
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 09:26 PM
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I didn't check out all the info. on this site, but it should help ya..

http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s180/st12767.htm

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yeah! now we're gettin somewhere. thanks for all the help. I have to check out the sights when I have more time.

there is a cool page on the sight Hammer 4 gave me with a quick list of the bikes entered in motoGP and Superbike- I think it may be referring to British super bike

http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s180/st31942.htm

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