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Take a look //http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2008/May/080529e4.htm looks like a cross between current superbike rules and superstock seems like the big difference is in the front suspension. From the reading looks like the trick forks are no longer allowed also haven't seen any hp restrictions. The 09 season is going to be interesting to say the least.
 

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Good catch on the horse power limit............wondering if this will drive the manufactures to start producing the "special edition" bikes like in the 90s, i.e. ZX-7RR, RC-45, YZF750RR etc. If the bikes come stock with the "good" suspension then it opens the door for the internal mods as the rules state. Seems like the AMA is going down a road they've already traveled.
 

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What size wheels do they currently use? 17" or 16.5"'s?

New rules are 17" only....
 

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Good catch on the horse power limit............wondering if this will drive the manufactures to start producing the "special edition" bikes like in the 90s, i.e. ZX-7RR, RC-45, YZF750RR etc. If the bikes come stock with the "good" suspension then it opens the door for the internal mods as the rules state. Seems like the AMA is going down a road they've already traveled.
I think the intent is for the manufacturers to NOT make "homologation specials".

The AMA has not gone down the HP/weight route before, but Canadian Superbike has, and that's where Colin Fraser comes from. The max HP / min weight / spec tire situation has worked okay here.
 

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What size wheels do they currently use? 17" or 16.5"'s?

New rules are 17" only....
and spec tires, too. (Tire manufacturer yet to be announced.)
 

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This is sweet. Much less unobtainium. Now we can see who the best riders are. Because currently we are not seeing who is actually a great rider. Only who has the best equipment.
 

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This is sweet. Much less unobtainium. Now we can see who the best riders are. Because currently we are not seeing who is actually a great rider. Only who has the best equipment.
:+1: at least someone gets it......
 

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this could make for a better series
 

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Looks the FIM is considering so new changes for 250GP, this is copied off SuperbikePlanet.Com

Away from the MotoGP class, the MSMA have finally decided what sort of bike they would like to replace the 250s.
The Japanese factories suggestion for prototypes based on 600s will go forward to the next stage. The Dorna/IRTA view is that it should be 625-650cc in-line engines with control ECU and control data logging plus a minimum weight limit on individual components with free chassis regulations. Costs will be held down by a rev limit (policed with
the standard data logging) and the minimum weight rules. More on this subject shortly, meanwhile wee have to find out whether Casey has rediscovered his mojo.

Dorna/FIM has been talking with the AMA recently............appears there might be changes in other series besides the AMA.
 
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