What kind of fool assumes that everyone even cares that a particular bike fits in a racing series? Where does that come from? Only the Burger Barn crowd with their stacks of bike mags.
Heck, I used to rag on Harley's and think that hp/cc was the ne plus ultra of motorcycling too. and I used to think that because Honda won GP races that that somehow made the street bikes better even though none of the streetbikes bore even superficial resemblances to the GP bikes. Then I graduated from high school.....
If racing bikes drive streetbike sales then where were all the two-stroke sport street bikes during the 80's and 90's? Answer: There were none. Racing wins only impresses a tiny percentage of bike buyers. Most could care less.
Back in my youth in the late 70s or so, I had a friend who had one of those Pontiac Firebird T/As with the big Screaming Chicken decal on the hood. The EPA strangled V8 was probably putting out a whopping 175 hp.
This was in the day of the Jimmy Carter 85 mph speedo. My friends swore that car would do "at least 180!"
Apparently the T/A owner had pinned the throttle with them in it and they were calculating how far past 85 it had gone.
It's worse than you recall. A friend of mine had a mid 70's Nova350. I listed at 125hp!
Those 70's - 80's epa carbureted cars defined the term POS. I'd swear that the carb on my '85 Blazer with the dashpots and levers everywhere actually mixed fuel in another dimension. Kind of like a Harry Potter fuel mixing device. Wave the magic wand and the engine starts.. or not.
If I started the Blazer and drove it only a few miles in the winter and stopped it it would NOT start again unless I:
A) waited 15min for the engine to cool enough or
B) opened the hood, pulled off the air cleaner and shoved a screwdriver into the carb to hold open the choke plate.