Rule change - Supersport

Discussion in 'Rule Book Proposals' started by bsa_414, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. bsa_414

    bsa_414 WMRC Formula Classic Rep

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    I propose that we revert back to the 2012 version of Supersport Rules.

    rational: we blured the line between supersport/superbike.... time to make it clear again.

    cheers
    alex
     
  2. Dean

    Dean Just a beer league racer

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    Can you highlight the changes between the two so that people do not have to open 2 rule books and try to compare lines?
     
  3. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    I'm guessing it is a rehashing of the linkage sh*t again....
     
  4. bsa_414

    bsa_414 WMRC Formula Classic Rep

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    It is not a rehash of anything Ryan... Can I remind you (and others) that I was the one that stood up and walked out of the meeting before that ridiculous vote was held?

    Supersport is budget/entry level racing. You go to a dealer, buy a a bike off the floor and with minimal investment you go and race. Sure, you're going to push the bike beyond what it was designed to do. It will have some 'quirks' since you're now racing, and might not handle 100%, but then again we all sign that waiver that says 'motorcycle racing could be dangerous'....

    Superbike is the next level of racing, for people with deep pockets. Make as many changes as you want (or your CC allows).

    Supersport can bump up to superbike. You will be at a disadvantage though... Superbike should NEVER bump down to supersport as it is unfair to the supersport people.

    By changing our rules last year we blurred the lines between the two classes.

    I proposed that we revert the rules back to what they were... Nobody needs to open up the two rule books side by side... We all know what is being talked about. I don't want discussions, I am simply putting it out as a yes/no this year. Should we go back to our 'old' supersport rules?

    cheers
    alex
     
  5. Andrew Marles

    Andrew Marles Moderator

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    This probably does need to be dealt with by the rulebook committee. If we can use linear shock links, why can't we change the triple clamps? Lots of bikes work a lot better and are 'safer' with afternarket clamps, so why can one be changed but not the other? Lots of other organizations constantly argue over these sorts of details, and I personally (IMO) think the club needs to be pretty careful where we draw the line. Why do we allow aftermakret master cylinders when World Supersport does not? Is that a safety issue? Personally, I don't really care what is and isn't allowed - I can't afford to make those sorts of upgrades regardless.

    I think the issue here is the scope creep of the rules, once you allow one mod, somebody is going to come up with a good reason to allow another mod, and then eventually you just have another superbike class. I don't think that is healthy for the club or the class since it pushes people to mod and spend money on their bikes just trying to keep up - I think that goes against the spirit of any supersport class. I think it's better to have a strong distinction between the bikes running in supersport and superbike, just like in international series and in other clubs.
     

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