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Hal
Hal SuperDork
11/21/14 5:34 p.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: This might work(i.e. low death toll) if you put a 50cc cap on it, moped racing.

Most fun motorcycle racing I have seen was MB5's at Summit Point. Imagine a pack of 20 bikes coming down the chute 4 wide and 5 deep taking up as much track space as a couple E30's nose to tail.

Honda MB5: 49cc, ~6HP, 5-speed, and a 10,500rpm redline!

jasontallen
jasontallen New Spammer
10/30/19 2:40 a.m.
Most fun motorcycle racing I have seen was MB5's at Summit Point. Imagine a pack of 20 bikes coming down the chute 4 wide and 5 deep taking up as much track space as a couple E30's nose to tail.

Honda MB5: 49cc, ~6HP, 5-speed, and a 10,500rpm redline!

I do not want to imagine I want to buy a ticket for the next Summit Point and see everything with my own canoe eyes!

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
11/21/19 3:29 p.m.

I remember having the Chump Bike conversation with my friends in 2014 as well!

stroker
stroker UltraDork
11/21/19 6:41 p.m.

I still think this is a good idea...

chaparral
chaparral Dork
12/3/19 9:15 a.m.

I think I could sell enough of the street equipment off of a 2002-2006 ZX-6R to get it under a $1000 price cap. Against a field of junk bikes will be a bike that does a quarter mile in ten-eight and laps within a few seconds of a brand new 600. I'm not sure this is a good idea.

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
12/3/19 12:37 p.m.

I think it would have to be kept to Singles.

stroker
stroker UltraDork
12/3/19 5:14 p.m.
GCrites80s said:

I think it would have to be kept to Singles.

What about bikes at least 30 years old?  Or maybe air-cooled only?

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
12/3/19 10:15 p.m.

^H2s and XS1100s are still too out of hand

grpb
grpb Reader
12/4/19 10:24 a.m.
stroker said:

Seems to me like $500 motorcycles in a similar series would be screamingly popular...?

4 wheel chump stuff makes sense because 'real' w2w racing with 4 wheels is prohibitvely expensive. 2 wheel w2w racing is not prohibively expensive, the limiting factor is primarily the willingness to just go for it.  The fees for just one weekend of SCCA or NASA racing would be several weekends worth of fees for motorcycle roadracing, and probably a seasons worth of fees for flattrack or motox.  At the local/regional level of course.

And on 4 wheels the machine makes a massive difference, even/especially in spec classes.  On 2 wheels until you're really really REALLY fast, the machine isn't the limiting factor.  Fast guys on their pit bikes could probably give novices on 'real' racebikes a run for their money.

But a negative, depending on your point of view, is that 2 wheel racing is also more of a lifestyle choice, you have to be in shape, maintain your fitness, do some training regularly.  

Bottom line, if you want to race on 2 wheels (just for fun) on a nothing budget, you can do that now, just go for it.    

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
12/4/19 9:09 p.m.

Even a track day in a car costs the same as 4-10 motocross races as far as entry fees go.

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