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March 21st, 2018, 09:33 AM   #41
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Amazing, both being so competitive I must admit I'd thought it might cause a few problems, nice to see it won't.
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Can watch the launch live https://www.iomtt.com/#video
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So still no superbike then, then again him and Hutchy have still managed 133mph laps on stockers, put them on proper slicks they'd probably go a bit quicker.
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So still no superbike then, then again him and Hutchy have still managed 133mph laps on stockers, put them on proper slicks they'd probably go a bit quicker.
I don't think so and the reason being that they ride ordinary roads with plain tarmac, none of this fancy shit the MotoGP riders get, ie a bit like watching golf bet they wouldn't be better on the courses the average person plays.
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I don't think so and the reason being that they ride ordinary roads with plain tarmac, none of this fancy shit the MotoGP riders get, ie a bit like watching golf bet they wouldn't be better on the courses the average person plays.
True, though I reckon it's possible to win the superbike and senior races on a stocker, especially a BMW, Hutchy and Michael can lap a superstock bike faster around there than anyone else including John McGuinness can on a superbike.
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True, though I reckon it's possible to win the superbike and senior races on a stocker, especially a BMW, Hutchy and Michael can lap a superstock bike faster around there than anyone else including John McGuinness can on a superbike.
One thing I've always thought about superstock is that here you have a bike thats had minimal alterations to standard road bike format, as far as I can remember you were allowed to change things like foot pegs, exhaust, handlebars and obviously the levers, front and rear suspension, but the front was limited to the internals, you had to use the standard tubes, the tyres were road tyres but cut differently but they had to be road legal.
I think the modern superstock is not that much different to the superbike, just cheaper to make, so people like Hutchings and Dunlop who to be fair to the majority are the standout riders should do better than the average. Just one question are the tyres still limited to legal road tyres or do they run slicks.
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One thing I've always thought about superstock is that here you have a bike thats had minimal alterations to standard road bike format, as far as I can remember you were allowed to change things like foot pegs, exhaust, handlebars and obviously the levers, front and rear suspension, but the front was limited to the internals, you had to use the standard tubes, the tyres were road tyres but cut differently but they had to be road legal.
I think the modern superstock is not that much different to the superbike, just cheaper to make, so people like Hutchings and Dunlop who to be fair to the majority are the standout riders should do better than the average. Just one question are the tyres still limited to legal road tyres or do they run slicks.
They are road legal tyres but they have the absolute minimum tread allowed they are really slicks with a few groves cut in them.

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They are road legal tyres but they have the absolute minimum tread allowed they are really slicks with a few groves cut in them.

Mine had a few more grooves cut than that, but not much more and they were knackered after a day
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