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Re: The demise of top-class Superbike...

Superbike needs to die on a world level so that we can enjoy all the top riders in the same class again. It used to be we didn't have to argue much who was the best rider in the world because everybody rode in 500s. Then nobody but Doohan was left in 500s and we all wondered how the WSBK guys would do against him or any other of the barely consistent top riders. Of course this leads to the inevitable comments by Foggy stating he would have wiped the floor with Doohan.

Well now we have all the top guys in MotoGP and hardly anybody can argue that the vast majority of top world riders are now in one series. Yeah maybe EBoz, BBoz, and Hodgson should/could be there, but there aren't unlimited rides and way to much politics in MotoGP for everybody we want in there. The US now has FOUR riders in the top motorcycle class for the first time in close to 10 years.

I am also concerned about the health of superbike series in the short term, but within another couple of years hopefully everybody will have their 1000cc bikes competative and we'll see participation by all the teams again (although probably at the demise of FX class).
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