FIM Superbike & Supersport, FIM Superstock Cup - Changes to the Regulations

2009-10-23 05:39
The Superbike Commission, composed of Mr Paolo Flammini (IMS), Claude Danis (FIM) and Giulio Bardi (Team representative), during a telephone conference held on October 23, unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications to the Road Racing Superbike & Supersport World Championship and FIM Superstock Cup. Changes in bold.

Technical Regulations

Application 2010

2.9.2 Minimum Production Quantities and Market Availability.

2.9.2.1 First Time Application for Superbike Homologation

A manufacturer which has never taken part in the FIM Superbike World Championship
with any of its models and is requesting a Superbike homologation, must follow the
procedure below:
• The manufacturer must have produced at least a quantity of 125 motorcycles
prior to the homologation inspection. The motorcycle must be on sale to the
public at that time.
• The minimum quantity of 500 units must be reached by the end of June of the
current year.
• The minimum quantity of 1000 units must be reached 15 days before the last race
of the FIM Superbike World Championship of the current year.
• The minimum quantity of 1500 units must be reached by the end of June of the
following year.
• The minimum quantity of 2000 units must be reached 15 days before the last race
of the FIM Superbike World Championship of the following year.

• All motorcycles must be identical to the model to be homologated with the same
specifications.
• Proof of production quantities must be provided by certified documentation as stated in
Article 2.9.2.
• The FIM will withdraw the homologation if these rules are not respected.

2.9.2.2 Subsequent Homologations for Superbike and Homologation for Supersport and
Superstock.

A manufacturer which has previously homologated a motorcycle in Superbike and is
requesting a new homologation, or a manufacturer requesting a homologation for
Supersport or Superstock must follow the procedure below:
• The manufacturer must have produced at least a quantity of 250 motorcycles
prior to the homologation inspection. The motorcycle must be on sale to the
public at that time.
• The minimum quantity of 1000 units must be reached by the end of June of the
current year.
• The minimum quantity of 2000 units must be reached 15 days before the last race
of the Championship or Cup of the current year.

• All motorcycles must be identical to the model to be homologated with the same
specifications.
• Proof of production quantities must be provided by certified documentation as stated in
Article 2.9.2.
• The FIM will withdraw the homologation if these rules are not respected.

2.4.7 Tyres

To add:
Only two rim sizes (3.50 x 16.5 and 3.75 x 16.5) shall be allowed for the front tyre and
only one rim sizes (6.25 x 16.5) shall be allowed for the rear tyre.


2.4.8.1.2 Carburation Instruments for 1000cc 3 & 4 cylinders and 1200cc 2 cylinders

Carburation instruments refer to throttle bodies and variable length intake tract devices.
• The original homologated carburation instruments must be used unmodified.
• The use of optional homologated carburation instruments is not allowed.
• The fuel injectors may be replaced, however they must fit without modification to the
homologated throttle body.
• The carburation instruments intake insulators may be modified.
• Bell mouths (including their fixing points) may be altered or replaced.
• Vacuum slides may be fixed in the open position
• Secondary throttle valves and shafts may be removed or fixed in the open position and the
electronics may be disconnected or removed.

Only for motorcycles homologated after the 1st of January 2010.
• Electronically controlled throttle valves, known as ‘ride-by-wire’ systems, may be used
exclusively if the homologated model is equipped with this system. Software may be
modified but all safety systems and procedures designed by the original manufacturer
must be maintained.


2.4.8.12 Transmission / Gearbox

All transmission/gearbox ratios, shafts, drums, selector forks are free.
Primary gear ratios are free.
The number of gears must remain as homologated.
Additions to gearbox or selector mechanism, such as quick shift systems, are allowed.
Countershaft sprocket, rear wheel sprocket, chain pitch and size may be changed.
Any power source (i.e. hydraulic or electric) cannot be used for gear selection, if not
installed in the homologated model for road use. Human power and so called quick shift
systems are excluded from the ban.


2.4.8.13 Clutch

Aftermarket or modified clutches are permitted.
Back torque limiter is permitted.
Any power source (i.e. hydraulic or electric) cannot be used for clutch operation, if not
installed in the homologated model for road use. Human power is excluded from the ban.

• For 1000 cc 2 cylinders
Clutch system (wet or dry type) and method of operation (cable/hydraulic) may be altered or
replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle.
• For 1000 cc 3 & 4 cylinders and 1200cc 2 cylinders
Clutch system (wet or dry type) and method of operation (cable/hydraulic) must remain as
homologated.

2.4.8.16 Air Box

The air box may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle (a special
design for racing is allowed). If fuel injectors are attached to the cover of the air box, their position
with reference to the throttle body must remain as original.
The air filter element may be removed.
The air box must be completely closed around the induction bell mouth and all engine breather
tubes. Carburation instruments may be entirely within the air box.
The air box drains must be sealed.
All motorcycles must have a closed breather system. All the oil breather lines must be connected
and discharge in the air box.
The breather system (air box plus any breather oil collector box) must be capable in the event of
drain pipe blockage, of retaining a minimum of 1000 cc of discharged fluid.

Only for motorcycles homologated after the 1st of January 2010.
The air box must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer on the homologated
motorcycle.
Air filters, internal flap type valve, sensors and vacuum fittings may be removed,
modified, or replaced with aftermarket parts.
Any holes in the air box to the outside atmosphere resulting from the removal of
components must be completely sealed from incoming air.
Ram air tubes or ducts running from the fairing to the air box may be modified, replaced
or removed. If tubes/ducts are utilized, they must be attached to the original,
unmodified air box inlets.
All motorcycles must have a closed breather system. All the oil breather lines must be
connected and discharge in the air box.


2.4.10.2 Front Forks

The front fork in whole or part may be changed but must be the same type homologated (leading
link, telescopic, etc.).
No aftermarket or prototype electronically-controlled suspensions may be used. If original
electronic suspensions are used, they must be completely standard (any mechanical or electronic
part must remain as homologated).
The original electronic system must work properly in the event of an electric/electronic failure
otherwise it cannot be homologated for FIM competitions.
The upper and lower fork clamps (triple clamp, fork bridges) may be changed or
modified.
Steering damper may be added or replaced with an after market damper.
The steering damper cannot act as a steering lock limiting device.
Electronic controlled steering damper cannot be used if not installed in the homologated
model for road use. However, it must be completely standard (any mechanical or
electronic part must remain as homologated).


2.4.10.6 Brakes

Front master cylinder may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle.
Rear master cylinder may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle.
Front calipers may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle.
Rear calipers may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle.
Brake pads or shoes may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle.
Brake hoses and brake couplings may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated
motorcycle. The split of the front brake lines for both front brake calipers must be made above the
lower fork bridge (lower triple clamp).
Brake discs may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle. Only
ferrous materials are allowed for brake discs. The use of exotic alloy materials for discs and brake
calipers (i.e. aluminium beryllium, etc.) is not allowed.
ABS (Antilock Brake System) may be used only if installed in the homologated model for
road use. However, it must be completely standard (any mechanical or electronic part
must remain as homologated, brake discs and master caliper levers excluded), and only
the software of the ABS may be modified.



Application 2011

2.4.8.1.2 Carburation Instruments for 1000cc 3 & 4 cylinders and 1200cc 2 cylinders

Carburation instruments refer to throttle bodies and variable length intake tract devices.
• The original homologated carburation instruments must be used unmodified.
• The use of optional homologated carburation instruments is not allowed.
• Injectors must be stock and unaltered from the original specification and manufacture.
• The carburation instruments intake insulators may be modified.
• Bell mouths (including their fixing points) may be altered or replaced.
• Vacuum slides may be fixed in the open position.
• Secondary throttle valves and shafts may be removed or fixed in the open position and the
electronics may be disconnected or removed.

2.4.8.17 Fuel supply

The engine control unit (ECU) may be modified or changed.
Fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator must remain same as on the homologated model.
(Max pressure will be defined in the homologation papers and the fuel line must be
modified to allow standardized checks by technical stewards).

No mechanical fuel pump is allowed unless installed in the homologated model.
Fuel lines from fuel tank up to the injectors (fuel hoses, delivery pipe assembly, joints, clamps, fuel
canister) may be replaced.
The fuel line(s) going from the fuel tank to the carburation instruments must be located in such a
way that they are protected from possible crash damage.
Fuel vent lines may be replaced.
Fuel filters may be added.
Fuel petcock may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle.

Source: FIM

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