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British Superbikes

Superbike racing is a category of motorcycle racing that employs modified production motorcycles. Superbike World Championship is the international superbike championship, and national superbike championships are held in many countries as well, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, and Canada. Superbike racing is very popular with manufacturers, since it helps promote and sell their product, as captured by the slogan "Win on Sunday; Sell on Monday".

Superbike racing motorcycles are derived from standard production models, so for a bike to be eligible, the manufacturer must first manufacture the required number of roadgoing machines. While rules vary from series to series, in general the motorcycles must maintain the same profile as their roadgoing counterparts, with the same overall appearance as seen from the front, rear and sides. In addition, the frame cannot be modified. Teams may modify some elements of the bike, including the suspensions, brakes, swingarm, and the diameter and size of the wheels.

Superbike racing motorcycles must have four-stroke engines of between 850cc and 1200cc for twins, and between 750cc and 1000cc for four cylinder machines.

The restriction to production models distinguishes Superbike racing from MotoGP racing, which uses prototype machines that bear little resemblance to production machines. This is somewhat similar to the distinction in car racing between touring cars and Formula One cars, though the performance gap between Superbike and MotoGP racing is much smaller

2013 Events for British Superbikes

British Superbikes Fixtures 2013
Round Date Venue Track Layout
1 5th-7th April Brands Hatch Indy Track and Info
2 12th-14th April Thruxton Track and Info
3 4th-6th May Oulton Park Track and Info
4 14th-16th June Knockhill Track and Info
5 5th-7th July Snetterton 300 Track and Info
6 19th-21st July Brands Hatch Track and Info
7 9th-11th August Oulton Park Track and Info
8 24th-26th August Cadwell Park Track and Info
9 6th-8th September Donington Park (BSB) Track and Info
10 20th-22nd September TT Circuit Assen  
11 4th-5th October Silverstone GP Track and Info
12 18th-20th October Brands Hatch Track and Info

 

Results for British Superbikes 2013

British Superbikes Results 2013
Results

Latest News for Superbikes

May 10th 2012

JOSH WAINWRIGHT HAS A HUGE CRASH AT OULTON PARK

Josh Wainwright has a lucky escape at Oulton Park. Or not so lucky depending on your point of view. He escaped with a broken sternum and collarbone
 

May 8th 2012

HONDA RIDERS HUNT FOR CLEARER SKIES AT DONINGTON

After two rounds of varying weather conditions, the World Superbike championship re-assembles at Donington Park this weekend (11-13 May) for round five of the 2012 series. Honda World Superbike Team riders Jonathan Rea and Hiroshi Aoyama will be hoping
 

May 3rd 2012

SAMSUNG HONDA SET FOR OULTON PARK BANK HOLIDAY TRIPLE HEADER

The Samsung Honda team return to action this May Bank Holiday weekend at Oulton Park as Jon Kirkham and Michael Laverty resume their assault on the British Superbike Championship, whilst in the National Superstock 1000 Championship the team have both Jaso
 


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