It seems to me that these bikes are almost like cheating in the middleweight SuperSport class.
Between the added 37ccs and the fact that you can legally bump the compression with a thinner head gasket (since we've been blessed with a STUPID thick OEM one) and degree the cams, how are more people not interested in using the '13+ as a racing platform?
Does the R6 have a thick head gasket that can easily be swapped for a thinner one as well?
I race with OMMRA and the 636 was not allowed in our "600 Supersport" class until we recently voted to allow it for 2017. Those in favor cited that there hadn't been any clear cut evidence of a significant advantage since it hadn't won any 600 superbike or 750 superbike races. It also passed due to the fact that it is allowed in WMRRA and AFM and it makes it easier on those riders when they want to race with OMRRA at PIR. I am anxious to see how they fair this season, especially since our reigning 600 ss champion (MA 600 superstock rider Andy Dibrino) will be racing for the Overall championship on a 1000 this year.
Not sure, I only looked at CCS contingencies, and Bridgestone was one of the companies that offered some. I imagine they offer it for other organizations as well, so look into it if you're willing to run Bridgestones.
Bridgestone sponsors our novice classes and offers a nice contingency for podium finishes and end of season top bridgestone rider. I was thinking of switching to bridgestone as well. Until I read PS's quote below
I need to check with the Pirelli dealer first about a possible contingency since they seem to work so well with our bikes.
Call it the top percent of each class then. The point is that it is for dedicated winners.
No amount of money would have me racing on tomb...err bridgestones.
I personally have to disagree. I prefer the firmer tire of the Dunlops. It's just a preference and riding style thing I guess. I don't like the squishy feeling I get on the Pirelli's.
Besides... I ride the D...
For race tires I have only ridden Dunlop D211 N-Tecs and GPA Pro's. I have had the unfortunate experience of using them without warmers as well. Absolute fear inspiring! They are scary stiff and slick to say the least in cold temps. I do like them when I use warmers, but I really have never gotten used to them under hard braking. I get some sort of chatter, it could be suspension related but I never felt it when I was using Rosso Corsas.
Do the Daytonas get to race in this class? If so, they've got a whopping 76cc more.
They only have 3 cylinders which is why they're allowed in most orgs. The Ducati 848 is also allowed since it's a twin.