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April 1st, 2018, 12:42 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by yakamoto san View Post
Could image marques Rossi rea Haslam burns and a few more racing round Alton park on production bikes
Keys in the hat - Yamaha Pro Am Challenge. Identical 350LCs.
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April 1st, 2018, 01:52 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Arrabbiata1 View Post
You say that largely in jest, but as you know, you're right - it's pretty much what it was. The irony was that several years before the introduction of the open class, Peter Clifford's tricked up visionary WCM Harris project was a precursor to this but was ruled illegal by the FIM simply because it used R1 castings. In response to this, Clifford wrote to the FIM stating that all crankcases and indeed all motorcycle parts are made by"industrial production" (their point of contention) therefore, any cast engine will use castings of the crankcase, cylinder or cylinder head derived from the industrial production. I remember he ended the letter by saying. "Either all cast engines are legal or all are illegal. Please tell me which it is." He received no reply and his subsequent appeal was thrown out.
Governing bodies are the same the world over. I butted heads with the MSA on a few occasions when they declared things illegal, but wouldn't comment on what actually WAS legal. As with the FIM, they were notable in their silence.

Less than a decade later, the CRT ruling was introduced which spawned the Open Class two years later and Povol pledged never to watch a MotoGP race again.
And yet he did, why doesn't that surprise me?

This actually did fool me for a second:

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April 2nd, 2018, 05:51 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Arrabbiata1 View Post
Keys in the hat - Yamaha Pro Am Challenge. Identical 350LCs.
Now there was a bike that did contortions, like an Egyptian belly dancer.
It'd suit MM down to the ground.
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I have fond memories of the RD 350.
Not so fond memories of its brakes.
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