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Buell XBRR

Dueling Boilerplate: Is The Buell Legal In AMA Formula Extreme?

fact: there is no such as an XBRR streetbike

by dean

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Buell XBRR which this week is an interesting no doubt, and signals a serious by Buell to become competitive in It is assumed that this model will be Buell’s into the 2006 Formula class#151 (it’s nearly the rumor in racing that has Jeremy McWilliams, Pascal and Mike Ciccotto lined up to this motorcycle in Formula

However, the boilerplate attached to the release announcing the XBRR and the AMA Pro rule book would to be at odds.

The 2005 AMA Pro Racing book states on page 21 the heading of Equipment Standards—Formula AMA Formula Xtreme motorcycles are on production four-… street

And, on page 27 of the 2005 AMA Pro rule book it states: Xtreme competition is restricted to (engines and frames) produced for US use and available in the US through retail

Buell PR says that the is a modified XB engine and chassis.

is no such animal as an XBRR

Clearly, to race Formula in 2005, a motorcycle needed to life as a production street

For example, when Jake Honda Formula Extreme goes to the grid, it is clearly on the CBR600RR streetbike .

However, on the of the press release announcing the new the following is stated, It is illegal for to ride this motorcycle on roads. The Buell XBRR does not meet NHTSA or EPA for on road use. This may only be used on closed

Buell XBRR

The Buell press release that this XBRR is a new a limited-edition production racing designed exclusively for closed competition. Using the phrase exclusively in this context seem to mean this is not a machine based on a production Buell PR says that the is a modified XB engine and chassis.

is no such animal as an XBRR

Erion Racing’s Kevin had a copy of the 2006 AMA Pro Racing book and said both noted above read the same in the 2006 editon.

Erion, whose two riders, Gobert and Josh Hayes, race the Formula Extreme in 2006, was disturbed that the XBRR may be raced in Formula Based on the language in Buell’s release, their bike is not for the Formula Extreme class. The book states two times motorcycles for the FX class are based on street motorcycles; it’s the first sentence, Erion

If the new Buell is legal for Formula it may fundamentaly change the class. a Formula Extreme racer had to life as a production streetbike. if the new Buell is legal, it’s a to the other manufacturers that can assemble 50 lot kit bikes-for which is no clearly discernable production race Formula Xtreme.

For example, what’s to stop from building a short run, designed exclusively, consistening of a 999R or 749 chassis by their 1000cc air-cooled, engine, to race the Daytona 200

AMA Pro Racing sources said week that based on the that the rules for an air-cooled in Formula Extreme are so wide, and for so many modifications, that it is belief that the XBRR is for the Formula Extreme class.

The relevant question seems to be where is the XBRR streetbike machine is based on?

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