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It was a cute race, they only had to spend $100k to rebuild them to make them go around corners. Raised the engines in the frames, bespoke swing arms, everything is CF and they still weighed nearly 600#. Even after all that, they ran comparable times to a Ninja 400. Maybe next year they'll let stock C14s, FJRs, BMW Kbikes and Goldwings run too.
What a pitiful attempt to appeal to a specific crowd. A crowd (in general) that would want nothing to do with Moto America, the riders, and the equipment If it weren’t for this spectacle. Unfortunately it’s going to be back this year. I guess they couldn’t justify spending all that money modifying those things for only one race.
Older link - however - not a fan, but in stock trim, the Yamaha’s and Kawasaki’s might get their butt's whipped. Two-lungers tend to hook up better in dirt due to the inherent lag between power strokes. May have to put a kill switch on the competition to temporarily knock out a cylinder (or two) like they did with Roberts TZ triple back when he ran one for a couple of years….. or configure them to a big bang configuration like some of the MotoGP bikes have used on occasion for better hook-up.