Superbike Racing Explained in Detail

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Last time we covered it was premier road racing But now we will talk about less popular. It is another racing class, more – Superbike racing.

Have you about it before?

Superbike is a category in a road racing General idea behind class is modifying production Superbike World Championship is the type of event; also are dozens of National Superbike – in USA, Canada, UK and Japan.

manufacturers especially like category; it really helps to their bikes.

Unlike the bikes (only prototypes allowed), Superbike racing are based on a standard production such as BMW S1000RR, Ducati and others. These models get serious modifications, however are some restrictions – frame be modified, and the looks of the motorcycle remain the same from all only minor differences 2 models are allowed (you can some weight, but profile of the motorcycle should remind the bike).

Parts like suspension, tires, swingarm and some details could be modified. teams can eliminate headlights any lights), rear-view mirrors, 2-person seats and unneeded

Superbike engine capacity be in between 850cc and 1200cc for engines (4-… only), and for 4-… it should be 750cc-1000cc.

Worlds Championship was founded in Just like MotoGP it is regulated by FIM. Nowadays, centre of this championship is but some rounds are held in countries as well (USA, Africa, Quatar, etc).

Over the years Superbike become very popular and many people know legends like Carl though it started more enthusiast racing idea, Ross Hannan built first Superbike in late

Some words about racing history. For many championship allowed for machines 1000cc engines (V-twin) to go 750cc 4-cylinder bikes. For the few seasons Honda won, but V-twin engines started to the track.

Ducati bikes in the lead. In 2000 Honda their new bike with engine – RC51. Results astounding, and this bike won in the year of competition.

However, Ducati regained the title later.

In 2007, when MotoGP capacity was reduced to 800cc, became the most powerful to be raced in the roads (1000cc). they remained two seconds than MotoGP bikes (on the track), they had equal or more power!

Maximum of Superbike machines is 320+km/h and output reaches 220-230bhp! 20-30km/h slower than bikes, but much cheaper in and maintenance) In 2008 FIM announced new limit for V-twin engines – With new model, 1198R, started dominance once

Now let’s look at the current manufacturers:

Ducati: 851, 916, 996, 998, 1098, 1198

Kawasaki: ZXR750, ZX-7RR, ZX-10R

RC30, RC45, RC51,

BMW: S1000RR

Yamaha: FZR750, YZF750, YZF-R1

Aprilia: RSV Mille R, RSV 4

GSX-R750, GSX-R1000

Some of were withdrawn during the of championships (they were to compete successfully, or the tuning for the was too expensive):

And finally let’s at the rules of the Superbike World Most rules and regulations are for MotoGP and Superbike challenge. We not cover them again, you can see the complete list in here .

Now see the differences between MotoGP and World Championship. While weekend is the same (Friday-Saturday-Sunday), championship has 2 qualifying rounds. there is 60-minute practice on and then comes first long qualifying.

On Saturday morning there is 2nd and after that is free again. (which is a bit strange – to 2 qualifying sessions in a row). from both qualifying are combined and sixteen fastest qualify for Superpole. (“Superpole is a event to establish starting for motorcycle racers in World races”) The rest receive based on a lap time, starting 17th.

On Sunday there is warm-up and then Race 1 and 2 begin. Race distance from 90km to 110km. All regulations are pretty much the

And some minor news National Superbike Series. popular National Superbike are hold in Britain and North Also there are short, developed 10-race seasons in and Australia.

And some series that are to mention are held in: China, France, Italy and Canada. So if you a chance, go to see those tournaments

Some of the famous riders of World Championship are Carl (England), Troy Bayliss Troy Corser (Australia), Ben (USA) and Max Biaggi (Italy).

all for today, soon we will next road-racing classes, as Supersport racing and Endurance Keep in touch!


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