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A 90 percent displacement advantage.

Of course, that's only for sprint races. They still have no chance of winning the Daytona 200, no matter how much duct tape and zip ties they use.

Thank you Roger Edmondson, for making World Superbike much more interesting to watch this year.

Sarcasm intended.
 

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A 90 percent displacement advantage.

Of course, that's only for sprint races. They still have no chance of winning the Daytona 200, no matter how much duct tape and zip ties they use.

Thank you Roger Edmondson, for making World Superbike much more interesting to watch this year.

Sarcasm intended.
:lol: funny guy!! I was surprised to see the ol' buell out waaaaaay in the front :headshake
 

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Although I do not agree with the 1125R being allowed in Dytona Sportbike, I think Eslick had a good chance of putting the Buell on the podium at Daytona, had the fairings not started falling off.

I wish the best for Eslick, because he seems like a fair enough rider, and a descent guy. But, the weight disadvantage of the Buell clearly does not outweigh the power advantage that it has over the Japanese 600's.

I thought Davies would be a handfull on the Aprillia. WTF?
 

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I've been a fan of Danny Eslick from the start of his AMA career, he's an excellent rider, no doubt about it. I'd like to see Eslick on a machine comparable to, say, Jamie Hacking's 600. How on Earth can we see who the better rider is when they're riding such wildly different machines?

If I were Buell's racing director, I'd be embarrassed to have my 1125R competing against 600cc bikes. Why don't they compete in Superbike with the other big dogs? By running with 600's, they're admitting they can't compete head to head with other manufacturers.

If things in AMA don't change soon, I expect I'll lose all interest in AMA and just watch WSB and MotoGP. With Speed TV playing the races a week or 2 after they take place, that's not helping either.

Have any of you seen Mat Mladin's posts on Twitter? Fun to read.
 

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I saw a 1000cc race up in Loudon a few years ago, not sure the class / specs... But the Buell was dead last by a LOOOOOOOONG shot.
 

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God do Buell bikes suck... a friend bought the 1125r when it first came out and I don't think he has personally had the bike for more than 10 days without something braking or the dealership calling him for a waranty recall on the hunk, on top of that it sounds like a sewing machine on steroids.
 

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A 90 percent displacement advantage.

Of course, that's only for sprint races. They still have no chance of winning the Daytona 200, no matter how much duct tape and zip ties they use.

Thank you Roger Edmondson, for making World Superbike much more interesting to watch this year.

Sarcasm intended.
:laughingr

Yeah I saw you at the Ama's that weekend, I was thinking the same damn thing!
 

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AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Presented by AMSOIL
Road Atlanta
Braselton, Georgia
April 3, 2009


Superpole Results (all on Dunlop tires):
1. Jason DiSalvo (Suz GSX-R600), 1:29.933
2. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR600RR), 1:30.254
3. Jamie Hacking (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:30.878
4. Chaz Davies (Apr RSV1000R), 1:30.935
5. Michael Barnes (Buell 1125R), 1:31.079
6. Roger Hayden (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:31.466
7. Tommy Aquino (Yam YZF-R6), 1:31.556
8. Josh Herrin (Yam YZF-R6), 1:31.588
9. Danny Eslick (Buell 1125R), 1:31.772
10. Martin Cardenas (Suz GSX-R600), crash, no time
 

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I apologize in advance, as I don't really know much about organized racing...

How come the Aprilia 1000cc and Buell 1125cc are racing with the 600's ?
 

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because they can't win in a fair fight
 

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I apologize in advance, as I don't really know much about organized racing...

How come the Aprilia 1000cc and Buell 1125cc are racing with the 600's ?
DMG wanted more manufacturers participating in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series (formerly known as AMA Supersport) so they opened the flood gates to all manufacturers.

Generally V-Twins need about 20% more displacement to be competitive with their I-4 which is why the Ducati 848 is allowed to compete... how the others are allowed to I don't know.
 

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I read today that Buell may be coming out with a dirtbike. If they want to compete in Supercross, will the AMA make new rules to allow the Buell to run 750CC motors when everyone else runs 450's?

Just wondering.
 
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