I have heard and read a bit over the this season. Of course I can see where people are coming from, to an extent. there are many differ. agendas here. One being "Im used to spanking people on my DUC1000 and who's this guy... two, regardless of it weighing in at 444lbs. post race the fact of the matter is it has a 58.5 inch wheelbase. true comprehension of riding boils down to wheelbase. that is more of a deficit than power or weight. any BMW dealer will give anyone a demo ride oportunity on their R1200S. I rode a duc1000 two valver, stock, sv, built to the gills sv, and a factory Buell over the off season. if your complaining about my lap times now... lol
The powers that be need to be given more credit for thier decisions. We are thankful to even have a series and not have to run elsewhere. A rider should not be persecuted for experience or ability. If this paid your bills and or cut inot your lively hood then tehre is another can o' worms here. I feel kinda awkward even posting this, anyone who knows me has never even heard me talk in this fashion. I am going to finish what I have started this season and push for even more development of this great bike. Dont be surprised if there are one or 2 BMW's next season besides me. I may be moving in another direction in my career which you wont see me in theLW class, but there will be others that enjoy the machine and have a place to run. It is an easy bike to ride, just challenging to go fast on. can you say that about your own purpose built bike?!
Ed Key a well respected rider and countless others that get it done on SV's, Buell's, and Duc's have all been for a diverse class. A couple of them have ridden my bike, maybe I can get them on here to tell you what they told me.