The Search for America's Fastest Bike!!!


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LINK HERE---> The Search for America's Fastest Bike - Sport Rider Magazine

Think you’ve got the best sportbike in the country? Tired of all the trash talking and ready to prove your bike has what it takes? Source Interlink Media publications Sport Rider Magazine and SuperStreetbike Magazine will now give you your chance. The Search for America’s Fastest Bike presented by Lucas Oil contest is your chance to prove once and for all who has the best-performing sportbike in the country.

By “best-performing”, we mean all-around performance; this entails everything from dragstrip to top speed to roadracing to street riding. Strict regulations on the bikes will ensure a fair and exciting contest; the series of challenges over a two-day period (September 20-21) to be held at the exclusive Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas will flush out the winner.


This is an open invitation to any and all bikes in the U.S.A. Email bike entries with pics and mod list to srfastest@sorc.com. A total of 10 finalist bikes (plus 10 alternates) will be chosen by the editors to compete head-to-head in the two-day event to determine which is the all-around fastest motorcycle in America.

The event
• Scoring is based on multiple categories. The total points from all categories will decide the overall winner. Winners of each category will also be recognized. Categories include:

– 15-mile street course

– 1/4 mile dragstrip

– Dyno shootout

– Top speed challenge

– Roadrace course

• Pro riders will ride finalist bikes in order to equalize the field.
• The 15-mile simulated street course on the facility will test each bike’s “streetability”. Dead starts, stops, idling, and various obstacles will help distinguish just how much of a streetbike each contestant is. Points will be deducted for not meeting certain standards.
• Dyno shootout is self-explanatory—the most horsepower wins. However, there will be bonus points awarded for meeting certain power marks.
• The quarter-mile drag challenge is also easy to deduce. Quickest bike gets the lion’s share of the points.
• The top speed challenge will test each bike’s ability to combine horsepower with wind-cheating aerodynamics. Bonus points will be awarded for meeting specified mph goals.
• The roadrace course will be ultimate test of each bike’s performance capabilities. Thus, major points will be awarded for being quickest on this course.



Not only will there be big cash prizes and other swag awarded to the contestants, but the winner will receive a free set of fabulous BST carbon fiber wheels from event sponsor Brock’s Performance. The event will feature other activities for the finalists besides the Search For America’s Fastest Bike contest, and will be covered in all forms of media (print, web, and social) as well as be the subject of a feature video on Motor Trend’s “On Two Wheels” YouTube channel.

For the complete rules/regulations of the Search For America’s Fastest Bike contest, keep on the lookout for sportrider.com’s SFAFB page which will be going up soon.
Read more: The Search for America's Fastest Bike - Sport Rider Magazine
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The Search is open to any street-legal motorcycle available for sale in the U.S. Entries can be emailed to us at SSBfastest@sorc.com. Selections will be made by the editors of Super Streetbike and Sport Rider magazines, and the 10 finalists will be invited to the showdown held at the Continental/General Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, TX where the bikes will be run through five events to determine the winner.

The Event
Scoring is based on multiple categories. The total points from all categories will decide the overall winner. Winners of each category will also be recognized. Categories include:

15-mile street course

1/4 mile dragstrip

Dyno shootout

Top speed challenge

Roadrace course

Pro riders will ride finalist bikes in order to equalize the field.
The 15-mile simulated street course on the facility will test each bike. Dead starts, stops, idling, and various obstacles will help distinguish just how much of a streetbike each contestant is. Points will be deducted for not meeting certain standards.
Dyno shootout is self-explanatory—the most horsepower wins. However, there will be bonus points awarded for meeting certain power marks.
The quarter-mile drag challenge is also easy to deduce. Quickest bike gets the lions share of the points.
The top speed challenge will test each bike’s ability to combine horsepower with wind-cheating aerodynamics. Bonus points will be awarded for meeting specified mph goals.
• The roadrace course will be ultimate test of each bike’s performance capabilities. Thus, major points will be awarded for being quickest on this course.

Not only will there be big cash prizes and other swag awarded to the contestants, but the winner will receive a free set of awesome BST carbon fiber wheels from event sponsor Brocks Performance. The event will feature other activities for the finalists besides the Search For America’s Fastest Bike contest, and will be covered in all forms of media (print, web, and social) as well as be the subject of a feature video on Motor Trend On Two Wheels YouTube channel.


The Prizes


Overall winner receives $1,500 cash, a set of BST wheels, and a Lucas Oil care package

Each category winner receives $500 cash
Speed and Strength will provide each finalist with full gear to keep (must be worn during street course competition)
The Rules




•Each bike owner has the option to participate in the street ride portion, but the on-site riding professionals will ride the bikes in all other events.
•Each bike must have current registration tags and insurance. Street legality also includes functioning turn signals, headlights, brakelights and license plate.
•A bike will be DQ'd for any event category it is not ready to participate in based on the daily time schedule.
•DOT tires are required. Each entry has the choice of using two DOT tire models.
•No weight ballast may be added to the bike.
•Each bike must have at least one rearview mirror.
•Wheelbase is free to work within the range of swingarm adjustability. Bolt-on extensions are allowed but must be installed prior to contest and must remain installed. Swingarm swaps are not permitted.
•Any sprocket/chain setup is allowed and may be changed from event to event.
•No battery swaps.
•Gasoline of choice is permitted.
•No bodywork swaps from event to event, but the windscreen can be changed. Taping is OK.
•Critical bolts must be safety wired. This includes oil filter, oil drain plug, oil filler cap, rear axle nut, and front axle fastening system.
•No wheel swaps, except for wheels of the exact same spec (i.e. switching to spare wheels with fresh tires mounted).
•Ride height changes are OK.
•Steering damper required.
•Removal of components for weight is prohibited during the event.
•All coolant systems must contain water; no glycol-based coolants.
•Bike must be in same form as it was during initial tech inspection.
The Points System


Graduated scale based on 10 total bike entries with bonus points available for specific achievements that will help generate public interest.


Street Course

•This will be a group ride, not a race.
•15 miles with numerous stops and starts. Bike must be turned off and then restarted under its own power and starter motor.
•Bike must finish within one hour of first bike to finish the course,; failure to do so will result in disqualification.
•Visible sign of overheating is a 5-point deduction. Not being able to restart in 30 seconds is a 3-point deduction.
Dyno
•Two pulls per bike with points awarded on a 20-point scale.
•20 points for 1st, 17 points for 2nd, 15 points for 3rd, 10 points for 4th, 7 points for 5th, 5 points for 6th, 4 points for 7th, 3 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th, 1 point for 10th
•3 bonus points for reaching 250+HP
•5 bonus points for reaching 400+HP
Quarter-Mile
•Three runs per bike with points awarded on a 20-point scale.
•20 points for 1st, 17 points for 2nd, 15 points for 3rd, 10 points for 4th, 7 points for 5th, 5 points for 6th, 4 points for 7th, 3 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th, 1 point for 10th

Top Speed
•Three runs per bike with points awarded on a 20-point scale.
•20 points for 1st, 17 points for 2nd, 15 points for 3rd, 10 points for 4th, 7 points for 5th, 5 points for 6th, 4 points for 7th, 3 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th, 1 point for 10th

•3 bonus points for reaching 220+MPH
Road Course
•Five laps including warm-up with points awarded on a 40-point scale.
•40 points for 1st, 37 points for 2nd, 35 points for 3rd, 30 points for 4th, 25 points for 5th, 20 points for 6th, 15 points for 7th, 10 points for 8th, 5 points for 9th, 1 point for 10th


Read more: GAME ON! | Sport Bike News Blog & Discussion at Super Streetbike Magazine
 

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Sorry but I see turbo busas and zx14s are going to be a lot of the big players here
I am very curious to see. You would think but they've got to have more than just Busa's and 14's so I see the S1000RR's and maybe a couple other liter bikes in force. The other problem is 40% of the points are via the road course so just because it's the fastest doesn't mean you will win!

I'm still waiting on a response. If I can't ride any part of the tests (besides the street ride) then I probably won't enter... :(
 

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