supposedly the v-twins are neutered to power match the 600's, but the buell lol. It's sad that the only American manufacturer builds a bike with a foreign engine and then doesn't have the balls to just man up and race it only as a superbike. Oh no they had go on and cut a deal with DMG so they could race in the 600 class. Sad :th_down:I was watching an AMA race last night and noticed the in the 600 class there where 1000's ( Buell 1025 or 1125 & Aprilia RSV 1000 ) wtf is going on ? DMG or who ever they are really are f 'ing the AMA up . Sorry if this is a repost
Not the same bike. The SS bike is a V-twin, the superbike is the RSV4. That said, a lot of people believe the Beulls have a distinct advantage but others argue if that were true you would see more of them at the head of the pack (not just Eslick). Also they haven't been setting fastest lap times.DMG, and yea I think it's sad that the same bike they run in the Superbike class they run in the supersport class.
Even though they suck, still! WTF!!!!!!!!!
Your spot on Kill. I agree that it is the correct way of thinking its just unfortunate like you say that to obtain that goal they had to go the 600 route.the disparity is the extended displacement afforded to the buell. If you look at the bikes eligible for the class, the 600s, the 675, the aprilla 1000 twin, ducati 848 and buell 1125R.
Now DMG thinks (maybe correctly) that to make this series huge in the states, that they have to get an American Bike contending for the lead (forget the fact it's now a Rotax engine...). And using their idea of a fan base (Nascar, pretty patriotic group) they are probably right that their fans will praise a bike's country of origin.
True. Maybe this arrangement will only last for a year, but with the Buell actually getting beat on occassion it wont be as easy to justify as if it were say laying pipe every race on the 600's. Sad to say, but I think the engines good, its all that American stuff around it thats keeping it slow lol. I wish our 1 production manufacturer could remove its head from its pie hole. Then on the opposite end of the spectrum you have "motoczyz"(sure I spelled that wrong) with a bike so damn advanced they cant get it into production :gay:I don't think the blame lies with buell so much as it does DMG. DMG is using Buell to make their series more marketable. It may or may not work, and the Buell isn't at such an advantage that it's unbeatable, but still the parity is unfair. If your Buell and they say you can run against the 6's, you're a fool not too. DMG should ultimately require Buell to come up with a 1000cc twin that's competitive and make them run that. I only choose that number because it's the 2nd highest displacement (aprillia) that's on the grid. Then, you've got to allow duc to run 999 as well. You can't vary displacement requirements on a manufacturer basis. Physical engine layout, sure. But draw a line in the sand for All Twins and then a separate for all 4s if need be.
No it isn't. Both the Buell SS and SBK bikes are Rotax powered, 1125cc Vtwins. The RSV4 is an inhouse Aprilia powerplant and isn't even available to anyone except the factory Aprilia WSBK teams. :beat:Not the same bike. The SS bike is a V-twin, the superbike is the RSV4.