AMA and Electric Motorcycles in AMA races


Johnny Depp

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J Day does address electric bikes in its rule book. There is a Pee Wee electric class while certain other Pee Wee classes prohibit electric. There is also scheduled E-Moto races on specific Saturdays. For full sized bikes, under the heading "Staging Procedures", it states:
*** Racers with (ALL ELECTRIC) i.e (Stark, Alta) bikes on the starting line will have to have the THROTTLE HAND on top of their helmet during the (7-10) second lift of the green flag. Once the green flag is waved for the start of the race then the racer can reach for the throttle and go ***

Don't understand why you say "more rules and handicaps aren't necessary".

I don't see how to address AMA's prohibition of electric bikes without rules allowing specific electric bikes and specific electric bike procedures that make things fair and safe.

Have not received a response from AMA on my letter but will continue to pursue!
Most rules are unenforceable. Open class is common in off road any ways.

The AMA “safety” is a smokescreen for “money” for OEM’s.
 

Beagle

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Overall disappointing results for Stark riders 1st round in France SX tour 2024.

Team leaders Bogle in SX1 and Irsurti in SX2 failed to qualify. Wade brought home some points with 11th in SX2. Some hope for the Stark boys comes from Zaragoza who got a great start for his rookie campaign in SX tour, qualified 4th, got 2nd in his semi then 5th in the finale. After leading 4 laps he ends up 3 seconds from the podium. Aranda and Soubeyras were flying above the rest but podium is reachable.

Not the sure what's happening with Bogle, he's usually on par with Zaragoza, might have an injury or something?


 

Beagle

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Bogle had "mechanical problems"

 

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Eddie Karlsson won battle of vikings round 2 in 4h.

For the geeks, check out this "factory battery swap" at the 1h15min mark.
2 mechanics plus the rider: 1.5 min to drop the battery, 2 min to put the new battery and get ready to go, total time 3.5 min. Extra time for half a banana and putting some more oil.

 

Theo

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For the geeks, check out this "factory battery swap" at the 1h15min mark.
2 mechanics plus the rider: 1.5 min to drop the battery, 2 min to put the new battery and get ready to go, total time 3.5 min. Extra time for half a banana and putting some more oil.
There is also a hole on the right side of the spoiler assembly to access the top battery shaft quicker.
 

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