EMRA Executive Member
Hi Tosh,why dont we just remove the fz07 from lightweight and bring the class back down to 599cc for 2 cylinder motorcycles and both urself and steve can go into middleweight...... we have enough lightweight bikes so whats stopping you guys from moving up ? Moto america runs fz and sv together.
There seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding.
Keri wants to increase the CC for Lightweight Superbike, not for Lightweight Open.
The CC limit for Lightweight Open is already 325cc for 2 cylinder motorcycles.
The CC limit for Middleweight Twins is 750cc for 2 cylinder motorcycles.
Both the FZ07 and the Monster 696 are already eligible for Middleweight Twins. I consider this my primary race on the FZ07.
Middleweight Twins and Lightweight Open grid together on the track with a waved start. There is no opportunity to race in both races.
The other race in question is Lightweight Superbike, which has a CC limit of 680cc for 2 cylinder engines. This class has historically included SV650s and Ninja 650s.
There was a lot of discussion last year at the AGM to reduce the CC limit, so that this race is exclusive to lightweights, similar to Lightweight Open. And opposed discussion to increase the CC limit to 700cc to allow the FZ07 and the Monster 696 to compete in this class, the idea being that the FZ07 is competitive with the SV650 and Ninja 650 (I am not familiar with the Monster 696, but when raised at the AGM there was concern that it was a more powerful bike). The vote at the AGM was to let the exec decide the final details at a later date, because the conversation was dragging on too long.
At the exec meeting where this was discussed, I suggested not to allow the FZ07 as it would appear to be favoritism towards me, but the exec voted to allow the FZ07 by exception.
Obviously I have a personal interest for this rule, and I am not seeking to influence your opinion, only to clarify which rule Keri has proposed to modify.