WSBK » EBR scores first points but with Pegram


Wild-card Larry Pegram bests the factory EBR's by taking his privateer 1190RX to the manufacturer's first-ever WSBK points.

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V4Poweeeer

July 17, 2014 9:14 AM

1MoreRound: Can we please do away with the phony headlight decals? That is all.


I doubt it will its merely a rule for Dornas/WSBKs marketing department for people who just dknt know that there is a difference between an M1 and an R1. Imo you don't learn that in a relatively short oeriod of watching the sport then your interest in the sport is probably very little.

FastestBloke

July 17, 2014 4:10 PM

Is there a plausible explanation for that exhaust pipe on the EBR machine?

I mean, I thought smaller and lighter pipes were preferencial for racing bikes, but ebr seems to have discovered some breakthrough...

RFS131

July 17, 2014 9:18 PM

Pegrams result only proves that the factory riders as well as Pegram himself are way past their "use by" dates. Put a decent rider on that bike and I think they would have a handful of points by now...as long as the bike doesn't break.

But I guess those guys are all pretty affordable.

Mark53

July 17, 2014 10:37 PM

Between exploding Rotax motors and useless "innovations" like peripheral brake rotors they will be lucky to finish a race much less get into Superpole. I mean if peripheral brake rotors were so good, why hasn't anyone copied or licensed the patent? Yeah, all those stupid factories using regular rotors. LOL!

Joeski

July 18, 2014 9:43 PM

Truthfully...I applaud the effort but I do not understand the strategy...If you cannot manage to win/dominate or be consistent 1-3 in your weak national championship...why would you step on the world stage with guys and bikes that are faster and better?.... At a minimum these guys should be competing with the EVOs but they cannot even make it to superpole..why bother...they should have entered BSB (questionable) or another competitive championship like the CEV...

Anyway I hope they achieve what they want to achieve!! it is better viewing for me if they do...

Vilas46

July 19, 2014 2:53 AM
Last Edited 19 days ago

Joeski

yeah i think BSB could had been more interesting for them because most of the British tracks are tigth and very tecnical so would had been better for one engine that is low on Power.. At least the bike have a good chassi and it will be interesting to wach the braking power!!

This AMA Video is very nice because you can see one rider using one Vtwin Motorcycle on the maximam effort to keep up with one GSXR clearly faster on straigth but not has good on brakes has the EBR also thankx to the Vtwin engine..

youtube.com/watch?v=qetWxMAHVqU

1MoreRound

July 20, 2014 3:23 AM

But I guess those guys are all pretty affordable.


I'm pretty sure they give Yates a sleeping bag, portable TV/DVD player, a microwave pizza and a 6-pack of busch light to enjoy in the trailer for travel accommodations & compensation . He weighed this against the option of couch surfing back home and said "yea, fuggit... sounds like a deal".

PatrickD

July 23, 2014 1:04 PM

I applaud EBR for giving this a go, when KTM are too chicken, BMW too cheap and plenty of others talk-the-talk, but that is all.
We've seen ane enormous multi-national (pertronas) make a hash of this too, whilst not even producing a road bike.
EBR have jumped in at the deep end and kudos to them for getting some points on the board. Their unconventional approach to some features is interesting technically and will help them establish an identity.
What would you prefer? An aprillia engine in their own chassis? (Norton, anyone?) These guys are heros to me for really testing themselves and their products. Harley Davidson all but killed them, and here we are a couple of years later with their own bikes scoring WSB points!

RSMick

July 31, 2014 8:26 PM

V4Poweeeer:
I doubt it will its merely a rule for Dornas/WSBKs marketing department for people who just dknt know that there is a difference between an M1 and an R1. Imo you don't learn that in a relatively short oeriod of watching the sport then your interest in the sport is probably very little.


It was Flamini's IMS actually made that rule, after Ippolito asked them to get some control of his championship and start imposing some restrictions, this was his answer.
30 seconds behind after 9 laps on a go kart track is hardly celebration time though, to think old Shamaron used to call those CRT's dangerous.

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