About AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport
- Engine Displacement: 600cc – 675cc – 848cc – 990cc – 1000cc – 1125cc
- Horsepower: 110 hp to 130 hp
- Minimum Weights: 4 cylinders – 355 lbs.; 3 cylinders – 360 lbs.; 2 cylinders – 375 lbs.
- Top Speed: 165 MPH
- 0-60 MPH: 3 seconds
- ¼ Mile Acceleration: 10 seconds
- Tires: Dunlop SportMax GPA Front (120/70R-17) and Rear (190/55ZR-17)
- Race Lengths: 35-mile sprints
- Eligible Bikes: Aprilia RSV1000R/RSV1000R Factory, Buell 1125R, Ducati 848, Honda CBR600RR/CBR600RR ABS, Kawasaki ZX-6R, KTM 990 Super Duke, Suzuki GSX-R600, Triumph Daytona 675/675R, Yamaha YZF-R6
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport is GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing’s showcase of America’s future motorcycle racing stars today and the class often puts on some of the most exciting racing action at each event. This proving ground class is designed for up-and-coming riders to compete on sport bikes that are only minimally modified from what can be found at a Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda or other motorcycle dealership.
The same motorcycles that are featured in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike division are eligible in Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and although they are allowed less modifications, the top speeds for competing bikes still reach in excess of 165 mph. The list includes the Yamaha YZF-R6, Suzuki GSX-R600, Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and similar sport bikes.
As in all GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing classes, Sunoco fuels all race bikes and Dunlop and its proven racing tires are the series-standard application in SuperSport. Competitors must use original equipment wheels and braking systems, with alternate brake pads or discs the only change allowed.
Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport is divided into East and West divisions to control travel and entry costs for privateer riders. Riders can compete in any (or all) of the SuperSport races, but can only score points in the division they designate at the beginning of the season.
Some events may be designated as single-race events—rounds that, due to the format of those specific race weekends, will feature only one SuperSport race. To compensate, a point will be awarded for the fastest lap of the race and championship points will also be awarded for each rider’s final grid position, thus providing competitors with the opportunity to score 63 points, the max points haul for a regular two-race event.
At the end of the year, one of the two divisional champs will receive the coveted No. 1 plate and be declared the SuperSport National Champion, based on their on-track performance relative to each other. Additionally, a special award will be presented to the highest-scoring 16- to 21-year-old rider.
Success in Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport also means successful graduation from the class. Riders who have won two Divisional or SuperSport National Championships are no longer eligible to participate in the SuperSport division. Any overall National Championship along with the qualifying Divisional Championship earned in the same season will be counted as one.
The SuperSport class was designed to be a great place for rising stars to hone their skills as they prepare to advance up the ladder of professional road racing. Many of the riders that have ascended to the ranks of GoPro Daytona SportBike and National Guard SuperBike show promise right away, proving that they have gained the competitive edge needed to compete as they ascend the ranks.