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Apparently AHRMA is on the take....from triumph:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/triumph-motorcycles/thruxton-cup/

quote:Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd., has announced a new partnership with the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA). Kicking off the 2005 season with an inaugural race at Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC, on March 3, 2005, the Thruxton Challenge will be a regular feature at all AHRMA Historic Cup Roadrace Series events, including March 7-8 at Daytona International Speedway.

The Triumph Thruxton 900 is a modern interpretation of the classic café racers of the past. Drawing on Triumph’s steep racing heritage, the motorcycle and its classic silhouette reach back to the evolution of purpose-built sport bikes and the era of the café racer. With its clip-on handlebars and rear-set foot pegs, the Thruxton 900 is perfectly suited to spec class road racing.

The Thruxton features an 865cc air-cooled twin-cylinder power plant. Peak power output of 69hp is delivered at 7,250rpm and peak torque of 53 ft. lbs. arrives at 5,750rpm. The precisely crafted chassis inspires confidence with preload-adjustable 41mm telescopic forks, sharp steering geometry, and a fully floating 320mm front disc with twin-piston brake caliper in a tubular steel twin-cradle frame.

The Thruxton Challenge is sure to inspire competitors and spectators alike. Triumph Motorcycles will be offering a special rebate program for series competitors. AHRMA license holders purchasing a new Thruxton 900 for this race series will receive an $800 rebate directly from Triumph.
Anybody know more about this? Seems like a fun way to get into racing, plus it recalls the days of riding your race bike to the track. Anybody else up for it? I think I mayhove to go pick up a new thruxton (or at least a good used one).

 

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I was on the track with them at mid-ohio this year, and it seemed to produce good racing. Springsteen walked away with it, but behind him there was some dicing going on. I like the idea of a spec class almost no matter what.

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