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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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I'm trying to figure out which bike would be best for me next (after killing the Ducati 750 Sport)... I'm looking to the future with it and am a little confused as to which classes which bikes fit into.

Looking at WERA I find;

A = Open machines, B= 750/4's and 1000 twins, C=600's, D=400's (these are all aproximate and are not all encompassing, see the rulebook for specifics). Then we also have Clubman which is a catch-all for things like the EX500, GS500, thumpers etc... Lightweight Twins is for Twins up to 700cc, Heavyweight is for everything larger. Formula 2 is for 250 GP machines and we allow some four strokes in as well, 125cc GP is pretty self explanatory, Formula 1 is totally unlimited except for one motor, two wheels and fuel must burn with a visible flame.

Superstock is basically the same allowable modifications as AMA Supersport rules (our specific rules are listed in the rulebook).

Superbike is the stock cases and frame (the frame can be modified) but all other modifications are allowed within the displacement limits.

Formula is no limits other than displacement.




Granted CCS states:

SUPERBIKE - This is the premier class at Formula USA events. Requires stock frame, wheels, brakes, and engine cases. Machines are limited to 115 max horsepower and 360 lb min weight.
640cc maximum liquid-cooled four-cylinder
775cc maximum air-cooled four-cylinder
980cc maximum three-cylinder
800cc maximum liquid cooled twin-cylinder
Unlimited displacement air cooled twin-cylinder
Unlimited displacement single-cylinder
DOT tires required

FORMULA SPORTBIKE - This is the big brother of the premier class at Formula USA events. Requires stock frame, wheels, brakes, and engine cases. Machines are limited to 140 max horsepower and 370 lb min weight.
775cc maximum liquid-cooled four-cylinder
1100cc maximum air-cooled four-cylinder
1000cc maximum liquid cooled twin-cylinder
Unlimited displacement all other engine configurations
DOT tires required

SUPERBIKE - Heavily modified middleweights. After market wheels and suspensions are allowed.
660cc maximum liquid-cooled four-cylinder
1200cc maximum air-cooled, two-valve, four-cylinder
980cc maximum three-cylinder
800cc maximum four-valve twin-cylinder
Unlimited displacement less than four-valve twin-cylinder
Unlimited displacement two-stroke
320cc maximum liquid-cooled two-stroke
340 lb minimum weight limit
Slick tires allowed

THUNDERBIKES - A class with an eclectic mix of bikes indexed together. Buell, Suzuki, Triumph, Ducati, Aprilia, and other production-based singles, twins and triples can all compete together. (The Ducati 748 series machines are excluded from Thunderbike).
800cc maximum liquid cooled twin, four valve per cylinder, non-desmodromic valves.
Unlimited displacement air cooled twin cylinder
1200cc maximum three cylinder, non-fuel injected
Unlimited displacement single cylinder
Slick tires allowed

TEAM CHALLENGE - All riders can participate in this 200 mile endurance event. Only one
rider change is required, and it can be on the first lap, the last lap or any lap in between.


GTO - Unlimited Displacement
GTU - 660cc maximum four cylinder, 800cc maximum liquid cooled twin
GTL - 565cc maximum four cylinder, 700cc maximum liquid cooled twin
Minimum two riders - Teams must change riders at least once per event
Unlimited modifications


I figure to stay similar to the Ducati 750 sport, I'm looking at Suzuki's SV650. Would both of those be in WERA's lightweight twins? What else would be in that class? Are the Buell XB12 & XN9 the only others worth looking at? Would they all be running in CCS Thunderbike... or where?

I'm looking to get something cheap to learn on. I'm finding there are a LOT of GSXR600's, CBR600's, or R6's out there (with a cheap salvage title), but I don't want to head up to 100+ HP. I want to stick to 60-80HP for an easier learning curve on the track. Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help guys,
Tom

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Rs 125!

EX500, SV650, GS500, RS125, FZR400, are all good bikes to get started on

OH YEA!

TOM TOM TOM, OH TOOOOOOOOM!

I know a guy that has 2 Yamaha FZR400s. Ones in Peices, the other one is all put together ready to go racing. He wants 1200 bucks for both.

The guy lives in Park Forest.

Rite up your alley man! Perfect winter project.

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SV 650. An SV is legal (and competitive) in more CCS classes than your body/your wallet can afford to run. You'll consume fewer tires than on a 600, parts are EVERYWHERE, especially at the track... and the guys running LW are a helluva nice bunch of people.

Lightweight SuperSport
Lightweight SuperBike
SuperTwins
Lightweight GP
GT Lights
Thunderbike
Lightweight Formula 40 (if the rider is of a certain "vintage")

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FZR 400, plus spare motor frame and all kinds of parts for 1200 buckaroos

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