- 19 mei 2001
Goed ideeMotorcyclenews wrote
NEXT season 1000cc four cylinder machines will be allowed to compete in British Superbikes. Engine and chassis modifications will be limited to those allowed under Supersport rules… but just what will the Suzuki teams be doing to the bike?
Click the link to the right to hear Dave Hagen, Technical Manager of Crescent Suzuki, explain how they go about turning the stock GSX-R1000 into a 180+bhp superbike.
Suzuki are ideally placed to capitalise on the rule changes proposed for next year. Not only do they have the most integrated team, and one that knows what it takes to challenge at the very top of the sport, but they have the massive advantage of the GSX-R1000. A bike many are already naming as a potential championship winner.
The rule changes will be adopted in Britain next season and are expected to form the basis for the world superbike championship in 2003.
They are as follows:
Teams: There will be 16, two-man teams in the blue-riband class.
Engines: 1000cc four cylinder machines will be allowed, with tuning permissible under current Supersport rules.
Chassis: Full superbike-spec chassis allowed.
Existing four-cylinder 750 superbikes may be permitted a hike in capacity (that rule change still needs ratification by the FIM), possibly to 825cc to make them competitive with the all-conquering 1000cc V-twin superbikes.
De twins zullen het nu iig een stukje moeilijker krijgen