MotoAmerica changes for 2018

Discussion in 'General' started by rcarson15, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. aftriathlete

    aftriathlete Well-Known Member

    Sean Ungvarsky got his start road racing with ASMA here in New Mexico. He was already a pretty accomplished stunt rider and dirt rider before he hit the track though, and he was pretty instantly fast on an old ZX6R. He’s also a super nice kid and a lot of fun to have around, he has an infectious positivity about him.
  2. t11ravis

    t11ravis huge carbon footprint

    Very cool. I don’t think I ever saw that kid not smiling last weekend.
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  3. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe Well-Known Member

  4. The 9500 makes sense seeing where the power of them peaks. Do they allow adjustable cam sprockets?
  5. Steady T

    Steady T Well-Known Member

    This. He was pitted a few doors downfrom us and always had a goofy grin on his face. His funometer was red-lined all weekend.
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  6. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Does this mean that the 790 is released to the States?

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  7. regularguy

    regularguy Always Krispy

    Not yet. Still scheduled to be a 2019 model. MA seriously has to think about letting that bike into the twins cup.
  8. r6boater

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    Probably about like the 390"R" in the jr cup... have fun chasing it.
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Sacko

    Looks like KTM made a small MW Twins machine.
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  10. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

  11. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    I think he’s saying it’s not a LW bike but more of a smaller displacement middleweight.
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  12. Scott S.

    Scott S. Well-Known Member

    before all the rpm limit dances between brands etc. trying to equalize this class I hear there will be a minimum geared up rider and bike minimum weight for all bikes.
  13. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Bike I can understand but rider weight?
  14. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    If you interpret that sentence as "minimum bike weight" and "minimum rider weight" it makes no sense. I read it as "minimum bike+rider weight" which to me, pushing 190, sounds great.
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  15. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    bike and rider weight have to be separate because each model has its own minimum weight. u could do a combined weight per model, but thats exactly the same thing.

    adding a minimum rider weight accomplishes the same thing as a combined weight regulation. plus, it also prevents teams with heavy riders from trying really hard or spending $$ to reduce the bike weight, not that the rules allow much.

    I suspect min rider weight might also cut down on too many riders cutting too much weight, which could be a good thing.
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  16. r6boater

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    We have one of the biggest riders but still have 8lbs added to the bike to be legal. The only weight reducer mods we have are an exhaust and 415 chain set.

    An adjustment to the "package" of rider+bike for a minimum weight would be awesome for us.
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  17. r6boater

    r6boater Logged out

    Minimum rider weight?! Makes no sense... there are 14 year olds who weigh 85lbs and guys in their 20s (or close) who are 150+... how do you suppose having a minimum rider weight would work and attempt to even things up? Add lead to the little kids' boots? To work, it would need to be combined weight

    Or am I totally not understanding how it would work?
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  18. Scott S.

    Scott S. Well-Known Member

    Thats the point. On the otherhand instead of burdoning teams with hp, weight, and ckeckbooks let the brands go for the win. If the grid in 2019 turns green, so be it. KTM obviously wanted it but the price literaly doubled from the old cup bike
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  19. Scott S.

    Scott S. Well-Known Member

    Minimum weight, bike plus rider sitting on the bike at race end.
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  20. r6boater

    r6boater Logged out

    And I know of three people who have tried to buy them and they aren't available...yet homologated?! Doesn't make sense.

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