FIM WSBK Homologation Requirements Cut by 50 Percent

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The FIM and Dorna, together with the Superbike Commission have reached an agreement (though partial) to cut down the numbers of motorcycles manufacturers must produce and sell for racing homologation purposes.
The figures have been reduced by a half, though motomatters report that the decision was not an unanimous one. No word on who voted against it surfaced, though we believe it will not be too long until such info surfaces.

All in all, any manufacturer has to have already produced 125 bikes by the time they applied for homologation. The end of the first year of participation must see 250 bikes, while one year later, 1000 machines must have rolled off the production line.

Even so, it's rather hard to believe that makers such as Bimota, who recently failed to meet the prior regulations and missed the Phillip Island race will be able to deliver so many bikes.

This also means that such machines must also sell, in order to support the development of the series and to pay or parts and labor, and this is the even trickier part.

The industry has seen a decline in sportsbikes sales and this is not helping the racing efforts at all. The Superbike Commission is also analyzing other measures which might improve manufacturers' participation in the series, the FIM announces.
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