I want a 565!!
The elimination of "vintage" classes and replacement with "Classic" adds in interesting addition to this thread. Build your 565 from a 2006 or earlier R6 or Gixxer600 and run it in Lightweight Classic. Then you will have four races in LW that you can run your 565 in. I guess Vintage did not attract enough riders to make it financially feasible for CCS. I bought a nice FZR400 and built it to race LW vintage.
I raced it once and two weeks later had a crash on my other bike that I was trying to sell riding less than 100 ft to tech not wearing a helmet. Left in a helicopter. ALWAYS wear your helmet when riding. I would say most riders do not wear their helmet to tech. Including me. Stupid stupid stupid.
Away from the track from that injury for a year but was planning on a comeback of sorts at Daytona on the FZR. New rules made the decision to try car racing easy.
Pondering it though as my 2005 Bimota/Ducati air cooled 1100 twin would be legal in Classic MW by the new silly rules. Oh....I would have to take off the BST Carbon wheels and put the stock OZ mags back on.
Not gonna do that either. I supported the Vintage attempt by CCS when they introduced it. But 2006 isn't vintage anything.
But from an income to CCS standpoint there are plenty of 2006 and earlier bikes running modern classes already at the track so for another class to race the numbers may work out better for the club.
See you guys at the track but will most likely be spectating.
Back on topic: The 565 rule, I believe was made so FZR400s could be competitive with the onslaught of SVs dominating LW. I remember one that was over 100hp but not always reliable.
But the rule has been on the books for a long time. Why it is there is irrelevant. The folks who figured out they could fit in the class legally with a destroked 600 are racing within the rules. Very creative.
I have heard some bad mouthing about them and it is uncalled for. Rulebook interpretation and maximization of the rules is part of racing. Cheating is not. OK it is but it should not be. 565s are not cheaters. Get over it.
If enough people approached CCS and wanted the rule changed I am certain it would be considered.
"CCS may refactor any bike...." But in the meantime have some respect for the creative builds.