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World Superbike 2014 Rule Announcement

Friday, June 7, 2013
The FIM, Dorna & MSMA are pleased to announce that a new framework for the Superbike Technical Rules has been obtained after many discussions between the parties involved. The new Superbike rules will be applied progressively, starting in 2014, in 3 stages.

The aim was focused on the reduction of cost and to fix a maximum price for the motorcycle and its components, to be reduced in yearly in the next 3 years. The price of the motorcycle and its components will be much lower than today’s cost. Furthermore, a maximum number of engines for use by a rider during the complete season will be introduced. Items considered for cost limitation are suspension components, brakes and gearbox ratios.

The constructors present in the FIM Superbike World Championship agreed to have a minimum number of motorcycles with the same state of tuning, available for sale or through lease.

A draft of the new technical rules will be published soon.

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Deftone   June 30, 2013 09:24 AM
WSB & MotoGP are now owned by the same company. They are ruining racing. They've already ruined MotoGP and now they are going to ruin WSB.
Piglet2010   June 7, 2013 02:53 PM
@ teknic - the estimates for current MotoGP bikes I have seen range from about 280-290 HP for Honda and Ducati, and a little less for Yamaha.
teknic   June 7, 2013 02:17 PM
MotoGP used to be so sweet, look back at the first gen 1000cc machines.. 300lbs, 240bhp and 26 litres of fuel. Now they weigh 330lbs, 220bhp and 20 litres of fuel.. where's the excitement in that? where's the innovation? I thought these "premier" sports were supposed to be the best of the best? Now it seems like were trying to make it cheap enough for the mediocre teams / people to compete.