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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-24-2004, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Track bike question

I was reading throuh the NESBA manual, but it didn't answer my one question. If I were racing, and for shits and grins, I actually got really good, only I was racing a 250cc race bike, could i still go to the advanced class even though it's a slower/smaller bike than the typical race bikes (600cc plus) at like blackhawk?

I was thinking of starting out on a 250cc, 500cc or cheap 600cc bike

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yes i am sure you can ride advanced when you get good enough even with a 250, and with nesba ITS NOT racing.

cc doesnt means shit when it comes down to being smooth high coner entry speed and exit, that is what any skilled rider goes for, the increase in hpr is a increase in all that involves track riding.



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Ken, thx again. I told you many dumb question coming your way.
THX for helping me get started!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2004, 08:57 AM
 
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I do believe you having RACING and TRACK DAYS confused. If you RACE 250's.....ALL the peeps are on 250's. If you get to be the fastest guy on a 250 while racing, and want to do a TRACK DAY(like Ken's track day), you could run advanced group on your 250 but will probably get passed by bigger bikes(nature of the beast) during the sessions. You may run the same lap times but you will get passed down the straights because others have more power to do it.

Example: my track day w/ the 750 Katana. I was running damn near identical lap times with most people in the B group. However, I still got passed by BWA and his bandit 600 down the straights......I had better corner speed(higher), but he had more power down the straight. Hell, I could've passed plenty of people in the corners(although it wasn't allowed) and would've had better times as a result......but some of the more powerfull bikes still would've passed me in the straights.

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there is a time when you CAN race the big dogs on the smaller machines....if you like ;-)

let us not forget the GP classes, which have 2-stroke machines (250's) versus the 4-stroke machines (600,750,1000's)

this last weekend @ CCS, Mark Stiles was consistently down in the 1:16's on his TZ250, bettering 50% of the grid, most of which are on the big bikes.....

CRAZY enough, but I do believe AMA combined the 250 GP bikes in 2004 with FormulaExtreme when they nixxed the 250 class...... btw Mark is not only FUSA/CCS but also an AMA racer...his cornerspeed is awesome!

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