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    It really depends on how they write the rules. Section 2.8.2 covers balancing the different twins within that displacement range. I would think 848's would have to be heavier and / or limited by intake restrictors. But we will see.
    I, as a old timer twins racer, and very happy to see a middle weight twins class back at the top level of American motorcycle racing. I remember back in the day, the twins racebikes were actually some of the coolest racebikes at an AMA pro event. Granted, that was a long time ago, and back then the standard Japanese streetbikes were not that trick, not like they are now. But it was still some of the coolest stuff. I don't expect this to be a return to those days, but I do think it will be a cheaper way to go pro racing in this country without having to ride a little motorcycle.
    My one disappointment is my RXV550 roadrace project won't be legal.
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    The 848 has been out of production too long and will not be homologated. The 821 monster could be the class leader or the KTM. The 650's will have a hard time keeping up. The FZ07 will be decent.

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    The SV 650 will more than likely be the bike of choice. It is popular and cheap to run.
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    I'd like to see Indian homologate a street legal sportbike or sport-naked based on that FTR750 flat tracker motor. They already had a bunch of experienced Swissauto GP engineers design the powerplant, maybe they can finish the rest for us?

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    This company builds a FZ07 race bikes they look really cool

    http://www.fz07r.com/merch/

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    This is sort of a weird class, more like a dead end club racing category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo J View Post
    This is sort of a weird class, more like a dead end club racing category.
    id like to see a big bore single or twim super motard race series at SB level, or moto gp, trouble is they need tighter tracks. Here in NZ, the biggest bike racing field is the 450 motards, its also the most exciting, especially on our many street race circuits.
    It used to be "Rock around the clock" now its "limp around the block".................................In the shed...... Multistrada 1200, Termi full system with matching ECU, and ohlins SCU. KTM 640 supermotard, with full titanium system and a shit load of spares. (track bike) and a Bran spanking new 1290 GT. Torque monster.

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    Last year, a few of us wrote to Moto America brass asking for a big naked sportbike class. Tuonos, KTMs, Ducs, Yams, you name it. We thought it would be a HUGE crowd pleaser. Obviously they did not. We get this goofball twins class instead. Hey, it's the perfect time to grab lunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigo298er View Post
    besides an 848 and the fz07, what else is there, realistically?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodnutt View Post
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    So the 848 will be more than halfway through the homologation period (set at 8 years, last model year was 2013). maybe it is only the SV650, the FZ-07 and the F800R

    $7,200 for a new FZ-07...kinda hard to beat that to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billerzal View Post
    Those FZ7's are tasty, maybe Yamaha is about to debut a new FZ8. Still, an 848 wins by a lot.
    I believe they made a fz08 a couple of years ago. Fz09 should be the most current model.



    The FZ07 race model has become popular but the SV650 is still more popular cause of cost and parts. They both seem to be close enough in competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigo298er View Post
    So the 848 will be more than halfway through the homologation period (set at 8 years, last model year was 2013). maybe it is only the SV650, the FZ-07 and the F800R

    $7,200 for a new FZ-07...kinda hard to beat that to start.
    The Ducati 796 monster will definitely be allowed and possibly the 821 Monster as well. The KTM will be there too if they get enough of them built to be homologated in time. The proposed bodywork rules are pretty much open, so no worries starting with a naked bike. I would have preferred they kept the stock like bodywork rules. It would have given the Ninja 650 a fighting chance since the others would all be naked (or mostly naked).

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    2blue...what KTM? the 690 is a single

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    KTM 790 Duke, 790cc twin with 120HP at the crank stock. Supposedly is going to be a 2018 model. It will be right there with the 821 Monster in HP and even lighter if you believe all the hype.

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    Keep an eye on that 790 Duke, that has to be the bike. I applaud KTM if we end up seeing a grid full of those. I applaud them anyway since I ride a 350-SXF and it's the best motorcycle I've ever owned.

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