WSBK » WSBK to be rebranded for 2012

Infront to introduce new brand and 'visual identity' for FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Heinz - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 8:50 PM
Last Edited 238 days ago

17 bikes started in France, 12 finished, at least three of them not running in 2012 we know all ready. Sort your tech rules out not fiddle with a logo. teams would love 50% of the cost of the rebrand. Load of cobblers


October 06, 2011 1:40 AM

Why rebrand ? what is wrong with "World Superbikes"? it sound better than Superbike World Championship" they should concentrate more on getting more bikes on the grid and moving them back to production bikes.


October 06, 2011 6:42 AM

I agree with you Liam48, only problem is that, typically, any effort by the organisers of ANY form of motorsport that tries to 'save costs', ends up costing more money, lots more money.

Putting in restrictions leads to more testing and costs. Going back closer to production bikes can make it hard and costly to fix deficiencies in a road bike that limit it in race trim. Sometimes it is better to have more open regulations to avoid this.


October 06, 2011 7:08 AM

According to the current informations, next year we will have a 20-25 bikes on the grid. At least 6 Ducatis (or more), 4 aprilia, 4 or 5 Kawasaki, 4 BMW, 2 or more Honda, 1 or 2 Suzuki. That is more than 20, and some source suspects that KTM will enter in some races next year, and maybe Yamaha also sell/borrow their current bikes.


October 06, 2011 7:28 AM
Last Edited 1591 days ago

The SBK game is 100 times better than MotoGP game.....

What they should do is allow them to shed as much weight as they like, ad a piggy back management (eg. Power Commander) to standard computer, with air filters and a full system. Then allow different sprocket setups. Maybe a few cam tweaks etc.

No more Ohlins, and gear driven cams (unless the production bike has them), or one off swing arms or any such things that would require extreme spending. (Need I mention Magnetti Marelli management costing THOUSANDS of dollars?)

Who knows, maybe that'll open the doors for other manufacturers such as MV Agusta, KTM, to join the party?

Just a thought.


October 06, 2011 7:56 AM

Anyone got any links as to what's going down in Silly Season? Besides Toni Elias?
Info, gossip and rumours are thin spread it may seam. (Recent and in English at least)

What's Camier doing?
Who will partner Rea?
What's happening with Sykes? Has a decision been reached?
Yamaha situation?
Haga staying with PATA?
Will Yoshimura join? Maybe become the Factory outfit? Hence Suzuki's hesitance to commit to Alstare? (JUST SPECULATING, THAT WAS A THUMB SUCK!) But would be interesting.
Will KTM be wild carding?
Are Crescent stepping up?!?! Maybe a Hopkins / Sykes double header? (Damn, I'd have to support a Suzuki...) We know they have a fruitful history.


GSiebert - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 8:53 AM

Aoyama will be Rea's teammate at Honda next year :)
Appart from that, its impossible to give you a definitive answer to all your other questions yet.

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