Sigma Performance — Ducati 748R-748RS

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The Ducati 748R the Ducati

In the UK in 2000 a little tuning (us!) decided to go British Supersport racing. Supersport is a lot to road bikes than so, just like the production in 1999 what we learned be of direct relevance to the street we deal with daily.

In British Championship racing we would be going head to with Factory Hondas and Importer Teams in a televised This was not a sideshow or ‘Saturday this was one of the main parts of the championship. It is a ‘win on Sunday, on Monday’ class, it is very to the manufacturers.

Our overall budget was to be half of what Honda paying Jim Moodie to simply their CBR600.

We bought a 748RS. Here you can see the of the bike ‘on delivery’. As you can see it is a down version of the street with lightweight bodywork, only wiring loom, Cam belts and internal engine that are inline with the FIM Supersport rule book .

All countries and the UK use these same for their National Supersport Pitching 750 twins against 600 the Supersport class is one of the most fought over in the world, the had fallen behind over the few years; the 748RS was the chosen for their re-entry onto the stage.

From the start we there would be little in the budget so we elected to run like a 250 team. Small van (bloody third hand Merc actually) and a borrowed 1965 GP real GP, real 1965!) three people max, a rider on his way up and not yet being paid no semi trailers, hospitality and paddock totty for us (One

We made several important we would be entirely independent of the trade, everybody else bought in engine preparation and we would build our own. The for doing a year at this even on a shoestring Budget, was to that we can build Ducati’s, motors and set them up with the there is.

As expected not everything to plan, there are many involved in getting a racing to the front of a race that be decided by things completely out of our Despite promises we were not to have full choice of we did not have the money to test as as we would like, and there simply too many costly

But we did all the races we could afford, and on one weekend in May we proved our point, qualified the bike second in front of the previously mentioned Jim and finished sixth in a foreshortened We always got in the top five for speed; by the end of the we were always qualifying in the top ten and at once were the first We had one mechanical problem all year had trouble changing down the we are still looking for the fault).

The article that follows is a comparison of the main differences the Racing Ducati 748RS and the going 748R on which it is I have included the relevant of the FIM rule book where (in italics) and sought to show how close the road bike is to the and to run through the different ways the two are set up and the reasons for the differences. The tech of the bike is set out here and a full of the Supersport pages of the 2000 FIM rulebook can be found here. The of Sports Production racing

To competition between machines of potential power, but with engine sizes and configurations. To use in machines with the appearance as to production as possible. To provide a class with machines in adequate quantities through commercial channels.

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To allow freedom to the tuner. To cost limiting factors. To interest to the after-market suppliers to be in competition activities.

To maintain and horsepower at a safe level.



Supersport motorcycles require an FIM (see Art. 01.62). All must comply in every with all the requirements for Road as specified in the Road Racing Rules, unless it is equipped as on the homologated machine.

The appearance from both rear and the profile of Supersport must (except when stated) conform to the homologated (as originally produced by the manufacturer).

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