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the brit
12-02-2008, 06:29 PM
Just got told about this by the owner of the dealership from whom I purchased my bike.. I was pretty excited, until it said it's designed for kids, haha.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=35101


New Spec Series For Kids Based On 2009 Aprilia RS125 Track Day Bike
Dec 02, 2008, ©Copyright 2008, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

No word on TV deal...
From a press release issued by Replicast

Replicast Challenge Race Series Launched!

Youth Motorcycle Road Race Development Program Announced

A new motorcycle road race series is coming to town – the Replicast Challenge is seeking young riders from all backgrounds to compete in a new youth development motorcycle road race series!

Created in alliance with Kevin Elliott and CCS Racing, the Replicast Challenge will provide a unique opportunity for young riders to showcase their talents and compete in a cost-controlled series that is designed to help young riders navigate a path to higher competitive motorsports series in the USA and around the world. The Replicast Challenge is comprised of five race events to be run in conjunction with East Coast CCS race weekends, and it will include a Championship Race at the end of the season to crown the Replicast Challenge Champion.

The select motorcycle for the Replicast Challenge is the 2009 Aprilia RS 125 repli-racer. This single cylinder two-stroke track-only racer delivers excellent performance and value for young riders. With all the modern updates of current race bikes, such as upside-down forks, radial brakes, braced swingarm, six speed transmission, and twin-spar frame, the Aprilia RS 125 will provide a solid platform for the development of young riders without breaking the bank. Costs will be controlled by using a spec fuel, spec tire, and spec bodywork supplier. No modifications to the Aprilia RS 125 will be allowed except for limited adjustments to improve rider fit and comfort on the motorcycle and to enhance safety. Dyno tests during qualifying and after the race will be utilized to ensure compliance and a level playing field for all competitors.

The mission of the Replicast Challenge is to provide young riders that lack sufficient resources or options an opportunity to develop their skills in motorcycle road racing by creating a series that will channel them towards advanced motorsports careers. By creating a cost-controlled youth development series, the Replicast Challenge will minimize expenses while maximizing growth in riders and the motorcycle roadracing industry. This youth development series is also designed to maximize the fun factor for families that want to experience the thrills of motorcycle road racing competition while improving rider confidence and skills.

For further information on the Replicast Challenge series, please contact Scott Rehl at scott@replicastchallenge.com.

nc_mx_kid
12-03-2008, 10:54 AM
http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=196613


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aif_DRuP6Qo

the brit
12-04-2008, 01:09 PM
http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=196613


Uhhh, that thread got REALLY weird towards the end.... :crybaby::(

Noassmblyrqired
12-04-2008, 03:20 PM
Yeah...real weird!!!

So, is their a non-teen RS125 series? Possibly for 200lb 30 yr olds who might fall well out of the 110% qualifying cutoff?

the brit
12-05-2008, 08:14 AM
Yeah...real weird!!!

So, is their a non-teen RS125 series? Possibly for 200lb 30 yr olds who might fall well out of the 110% qualifying cutoff?

I figured they might be interested in taking our money to help fill the field and provide some moving chicanes.. More realistic, like having a Super Aguri :cheers:

Sududri134
12-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Originally Posted by nc_mx_kid
http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=196613

that thread is almost getting scary! I appreciate this forum even more after reading that thread!

the brit
12-12-2008, 05:14 AM
that thread is almost getting scary! I appreciate this forum even more after reading that thread!



Yup, terrible. Almost hard to fathom actually - like someone left their computer logged on and a college roommate was playing a trick. Otherwise, it's just crazy..!

charlie1000cc
12-14-2008, 06:35 PM
Whats the age group? And what tracks will they be holding these races?

crojack
12-15-2008, 04:28 PM
What a crazy way to try and promote a new racing series!?!

back on topic, I'd love to race one of these if I had the money!

the brit
12-16-2008, 02:28 AM
What a crazy way to try and promote a new racing series!?!

back on topic, I'd love to race one of these if I had the money!

Yup, as fast as it peaked my interest, it dampened it by being just really really weird.. I'll go watch if it happens, but probably nothing else (not that it was really geared at my demographic anyway).

It seems like there's at least 4 or 5 forum users with RS125s in the NJ/PA area, so maybe a track day meet will be in order next year.

Noassmblyrqired
12-16-2008, 01:25 PM
I plan on running the RS125 (and my 675) at multiple NESBA events this summer in the area like Pocono and NJMP. We can all just run in the Novice class and stay in our own pack. We'll make good chicanes for the guys on liter bikes. I know they weren't happy about having to drive around me...let a alone 5 or 6 of us!!!

the brit
12-16-2008, 02:31 PM
I plan on running the RS125 (and my 675) at multiple NESBA events this summer in the area like Pocono and NJMP. We can all just run in the Novice class and stay in our own pack. We'll make good chicanes for the guys on liter bikes. I know they weren't happy about having to drive around me...let a alone 5 or 6 of us!!!



Sounds like a great plan!!