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Spark plugs: racing vs normal

What is the difference between racing spark plugs and those for street riding? I looked up NGK R016-10 and it came up at $70! I could buy a whole set of normal (Iridium) plugs for that price.

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http://www.autos.com/car-maintenance...an-normal-ones
It does have some some answer, but it still makes me wonder if that alone is what makes them 4x as expensive as normal ones...

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They basically use more exotic materials to with stand higher compression higher temps and high rpm's over a long period of time.

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Does that mean that normal plugs would not last (or perform optimally) for the duration of a race? I have in mind professional race setting, where, I guess, the plugs are replaced after each race... Does the use of race fuel make a difference here?
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They require less voltage to fire but unless your running a twin turbo 1000 hp motor or running wide open for 500 mi or anything where your beating the dog snot out of a engine for a period of time there is not a advantage to running them. Just use what came in the bike.

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Just use what came in the bike.
I wasn't considering them seriously after I saw the price...

But thanks for the information. It was helpful.
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