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The largest motorbike racing events in the world (Part 2)

Motorcycles participating in the Grand Prix race are specialized vehicles, not mass production for the purpose of competition to bring glory to the car manufacturer.

Currently, there are many world motor racing competitions organized for different types of cars to determine the reputation and success of the participating automakers.

Superbike Racing

Superbike Racing is for mass-produced commercial motorcycles, with structural changes to suit the track. Motorcycles participating in this race must have 4-stroke engines from 800cc to 1200cc for 2-engine engines, and 750cc to 1000cc for 4-cylinder engines.

The cars involved are almost similar to the commercial models and upgraded some parts, in general they do not look different from the street cars, and the engine is allowed to be refined. special tuning.

Supersport Racing

The Supersport Motor Racing is also a racing formula for commercially tuned, engine-manufactured commercial vehicles. To be allowed to participate in this race, the car must be equipped with 4-stroke engine with a capacity of 400 to 600cc with 4-cylinder engine and from 600 to 750cc capacity for 2-cylinder engines.

Supersport’s regulations are somewhat stricter than the Superbike race, including the engine of the participating car must be the same size as the standard engine, can adjust engine power but also very strictly controlled.

Famous Supersport competitions include AMA Supersport Championship, British Supersport Championship and Supersport World Championship.

Endurance Racing

This is a race to test the durability of the car and the physical strength of the racer. Each team has many different riders and can be replaced during a very long race. The race format is to complete the number of laps in the fastest time, or to complete as many laps as possible in a given time. The durability and reliability of a motorcycle is one of the most important elements of this race.

Motocross

The world of Motocross (or MX) is similar to other motorbike races, but the biggest difference is the harsh off-road conditions. The closed loop is built to challenge all riders including a mixture of dirt, sand, mud and grass… even simulating rough terrain.

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Motorcycles Have The Same Power As F1 Racing Cars

These are supercars with the same capacity and power as the Formula 1 sports car.

Dodge Tomahawk – 8,300cc

The motorcycle, named after the famous Tomahawk cruise missile, is powered by a V10 engine and has a capacity of 8,300cc, which produces 500 horsepower. This is the fastest and most powerful car in the world. It can accelerate from 0-100km / h in just 1.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 675km / h. To be able to brake the terrible power, the manufacturer has used 508mm diameter double disc brakes with 16-piston rear brake clusters and 8 at the front piston assembly.

Dodge Tomahawk weighs 680kg and looks quite bulky. In the world today there are only 9 Dodge Tomahawk (since its launch in 2003) with the price of about 550,000 USD.

Boss Hoss – 8.228cc

Since the 1990s, Boss Hoss has pioneered the use of Chevrolet’s V8 engines on large displacement motorcycles. Initially, this engine had a capacity of 5,700cc, then increased to 8,228cc.

With a capacity of up to more than 500 horsepower, Boss Hoss became more and more famous for its power and style. Despite being one of the most powerful motorcycles in the world using an 8.2l V8 engine block, the Boss Hoss 502 costs only over $ 16,000.

Millyard Viper V10 – 8,000cc

Millyard Viper V10 superbike model is produced in the UK with an estimated speed of about 402km / h. However, during the actual test at Bruntingthorpe airport, the best speed of the Millyard Viper V10 was only about 333 km / h.

The highlight of the Millyard Viper lies in the 8,000cc V10 engine block, which produces 500 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque. To own this huge machine, customers have to spend about $ 400,000.

Leonhardt Gunbus 410 – 6,728 cc

Leonhardt Gunbus 410 has a cylinder capacity of up to 6,728cc, maximum capacity of 350 horsepower. It is noteworthy that two cylinders are taken from the aircraft engine, the engine is combined with a 3-speed gearbox with a reverse gear.

The overall length of the Gunbus 410 reaches 3,450mm, the seat is 800mm high. Below are the wheels with a diameter of 38 inches before and 42 inches behind. According to Leonhardt Manufacturing, the Gunbus 410 weighs about 650kg without fuel. To own this model, you have to spend up to 350,000 USD.

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Why Is BMW Motorrad Not Take Part In The MotoGP?

BMW Motorrad’s brand identity when participating in MotoGP racing is insignificant compared to the cost. This is the main cause.

BMW Motorrad has just returned to the WorldSBK race with the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR this year with two talented riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger. The last time this Bravia-made car was on the WorldSBK track was 2013.

Markus Schramm, CEO of BMW Motorrad, told Motorsport.com that WorldSBK is the right place for the company. In addition, the company also proves that BMW Motorrad cars give customers a perfect fit for use on the track.

However, when asked about his intention to join the MotoGP race, Markus Schramm said that the techniques used on WorldSBK racing cars are stronger than MotoGP. In addition, promoting its brand when participating in MotoGP racing is insignificant compared to the cost.

In addition to being a top-class motorcycle race, MotoGP is also considered a “catwalk” when automakers are always trying to improve their race cars in order to help their brands stay in top cars to finish first. To put it simply, MotoGP is the most costly advertisement of car manufacturers. This is a playground for automakers to show off all the technology they have on their race cars.

Returning to the WorldSBK race, BMW Motorrad won 4th place in this year’s return. Much of this victory belongs to Tom Sykes with a few times standing on a podium platform. The goal of BMW Motorrad in next year’s racing season is to have at least 3rd place.

The absence of this car company in MotoGP racing makes many people feel regret. However, it is possible that in a few years, BMW Motorrad will change its strategy and join MotoGP, which is the planet’s most attractive motorcycle race.

If we don’t let BMW S1000RR or HP4 participate in the race, how do we know if this is one of the fastest cars in the world?