Buells To Gain Weight

Paul Carruthers | April 13, 2009

The dominant Buell 1125s just got a little bit heavier, thanks to a new competition bulletin issued today by AMA Pro Racing.The Buells, which have won three of the five rounds of the Daytona Sportbike class in the hands of Danny Eslick, now have to weight 380 pounds – and not the 365 pounds they were allowed to run in the first five races.The other bikes in the class, meanwhile, all get to lose a bit of weight. Four-cylinder bikes can now weigh 360 pounds instead of the original 365; triples can weigh 365 instead of 375 and twins (except the Buell 1125) can weigh 380 pounds instead of 385.In SuperSport, the weight limits have also changed to mirror the new limits of the Daytona SportBike class.

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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.