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I've started gathering stuff for for ultra lightweight bike. I know your going to be doing a 250 some day and I think I'm going to head in the other direction. I have a very cool rolling chassis and hopefully this thing will weigh between 185 and 190. To be competive with an MT, its probably going to need atleast 25-27 horspower. The class is design for 200cc bikes but I think I'll need a little more cc to get the horspower I want. Is there more info on that class in the new rule book. Has anyone received a new rule book?

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Yeah...dumb to spend $80 to lose two times.

Aaron, I think ULWSV is the bump class for 250gp. Of course you'd have to have a drum to run in GP. But you could run 250cc and get the hp you need.
In my opinion you'd have to go two stroke to be competitive at 200cc and far as I know there is no handicap for 4 strokes....except running a 250cc GP machine.
Right now there is like nobody running ULWSV, Turk runs his MT, Marty runs his MT sometimes but lately has been justing doing laps in the class and pulling off before the finish and running for real in LWSV. The MT's run about 1:29...about 7 seconds faster than my best times.

It would be very nice if they gave air cooled 4 strokes 250cc and disk brakes to run in the class. Be aware that in AHRMA or WERA (not sure which) you can't run a disk brake on the MT's in the class they run in....which I assume applies to any bike in the class.

I know the guys like Turk and Marty wouldn't care if you ran 250cc and disk brake...they'd appreciated the competition.

The reason I was going 250gp was so I could run either 250 or ULWSV. But without some real hp (MT's are about 28hp) and an excellent brake, and a 200 lbs bike it would be hard to be competitive.
$80, That was a funny one...

WERA doesn't really offer a class for that bike, or I should say the class that you'd run it in has many other fast bikes. AHRMA has a pretty close equivelant, Formula 125. On the straights of Daytona I passed 2. One of them was the guy who won. They obviously don't ride them like Turk and Martin but I think the weight and the stopping power is what kills you. I thought they were closer to 24 horsepower and 150 pounds? I realize I could run in it with a 250 with a drum but I was just dreaming and playing motorcycles in my head while I was stuck shopping with the old lady.

I did fax in your order this weekend and will call them to verify everything tomorrow.

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