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Richard230

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Sportbikes banned at Pikes Peak
« on: December 17, 2015, 08:33:06 PM »
Time to change your handlebars if you want to race: 

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/12/17/pikes-peak-bans-sportbikes-motorcycles/
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 06:43:17 PM »
So that rules out the Energica Ego. But her evil twin the Eva can go. Something for Hollywood Electrics to arrange maybe?
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Re: Sportbikes banned at Pikes Peak
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 02:20:18 PM »
Here is a link to an article providing more information (and justification?) regarding this new rule:

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/12/22/motorcycle-news/pikes-peak-hill-climb-explains-one-piece-handlebar-rule/

It is a mystery to me why the organizers just couldn't require clip-ons to be replaced by standard handlebars.  It seems like that would be an easy modification to make and some manufacturers probably have parts from their "naked" bike models that could be used to make that conversion (if the organizers don't trust the builders to do a proper job themselves).   ???
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