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Re: WSBK: Interesting rule change for 2017
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2016, 11:38:31 am »
The electronics package was developed in motogp. Kawasaki was the first to introduce it on the superbike, at the same time that they left motogp.

You and I wouldn't be able to buy the bits and pieces available to the factory teams. The wsbk bike has close to 30 sensors for the electronics package to work optimally. Not a chance Kawasaki would give you all the secrete bits they have on that bike.
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Re: WSBK: Interesting rule change for 2017
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2016, 05:30:13 pm »
The electronics package was developed in motogp. Kawasaki was the first to introduce it on the superbike, at the same time that they left motogp.

You and I wouldn't be able to buy the bits and pieces available to the factory teams. The wsbk bike has close to 30 sensors for the electronics package to work optimally. Not a chance Kawasaki would give you all the secrete bits they have on that bike.

No argument on the electronics, but there is a vast difference between passing over the electronics, or some of the electronics and homologating the whole MotoGP bike as a superbike.  WSBK rules since about start 2015, or 2014  states all parts usedon a WSBK bike must be available to buyers. 

Anyway, I think what is important is that Kawasaki, once they decided to pour all their resources into the development of their WSBK team, started ruling the roost. 

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Re: WSBK: Interesting rule change for 2017
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2016, 05:24:23 pm »
This all very interesting BUT shouldn't there be a separate board for WSB 2017, like there was for 2016, but then it disappeared.  ???

Mods...why did you guys take it off?...too little contribution?...that's probably due to the dominance of the Kawa's, but still...it is part of the greater motorcycling fraternity and should have a board of it's own, irrespective of whether there is less contributions compared to MOTOGP... or am I missing something here?  :sip:
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