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FIM Updates 2011 Superbike Rules

FIM Superbike

The World Superbike Commission, composed of Paolo Flammini (IMS), Claude Danis (FIM) and Giulio Bardi (Team representative) in the presence of FIM President Vito Ippolito, during a meeting held on July 31st in Silverstone, unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications to the Motorcycle Road Racing Superbike and Supersport World Championships and FIM Superstock Cup regulations.

Starting in 2011 the following new sporting rules and regulations will apply.

  1. The maximum age for Superstock riders is 26 years.
  2. The first free practices will be organized on Friday morning.
  3. Superbike teams may present for technical control a maximum of two (2) motorcycles per rider, for each event. Supersport and Superstock teams may present for technical control a maximum of one (1) motorcycle plus one (1) spare engine per rider, for each event.

Starting in 2011 the following new technical regulations will apply.

Superbike (World SBK)

  1. The minimum weight of all motorcycles (165 or 166 or 167kg) will be announced by the end of September. The minimum weight adjustment system will be modified accordingly.
  2. The method of cam drive (chain, belt or gears) must remain as on the homologated motorcycle unless a complete kit is available through normal commercial channels.
  3. Only one front wheel rim width is allowed: 3.50in.

Supersport

  1. The minimum weight of all motorcycles (161 or 162 or 163kg) will be announced by the end of September.
  2. The material of the fairing may be changed, but the use of carbon fibre is not allowed.
  3. Reinforcements in Kevlar or carbon fibre are allowed around holes and other stressed areas.

Superstock

  1. All engine gaskets may be changed.
  2. The material of the fairing may be changed, but the use of carbon fiber is not allowed. Reinforcement in Kevlar or carbon fiber are allowed around holes and other stressed areas.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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