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I like the way the Beemer's opposed cylinder heads almost touch the pavement around turns.
Does Harley participate in this series?
 

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Josh Hayes DQed From Daytona 200
3/8/2008

After experiencing the highest high following his victory in the 2008 Daytona 200, it was announced that Erion Racing Honda's Josh Hayes has been disqualified and subsequently stripped of his first and only Daytona 200 title. In what now has turned into probably the single most disappointing moment in his racing career, the defending Formula Xtreme champion will need to refocus himself and bear down for the remainder of the season. Here is the official word from AMA Pro Racing regarding the incident.
Josh Hayes was disqualified from today's Daytona 200 following a customary and mandatory technical inspection of the top three finishers' motorcycles in the Daytona 200, round one of the AMA Formula Extreme Series.

Upon this inspection, a technical infraction was found. The #1 Erion Racing Honda CBR600RR's crankshaft was polished, surface treated and metal was removed from it. This is in violation of the 2008 AMA rulebook section 5.4, the text of which can be seen below.

Page 47: Rulebook Section 5.4
5.4 Multi-cylinder liquid cooled engines
The following engine components may not be altered from the originally homologated model except as noted:

b. Homologated crankshaft
1. Bearing surfaces may be polished or surface treated.


In addition, two other motorcycles were randomly picked to undergo technical inspections.


 

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I like the way the Beemer's opposed cylinder heads almost touch the pavement around turns.
Does Harley participate in this series?
Yes... very cool and very capable bikes. There are metal plates on the cylinders to take any kind of pavement skimming, and one has to get really cranked over to touch them. Their sporting models over the years have increasingly raised the cylinders higher.

Couple of years ago Buell entered the Daytona 200 with much fanfare and criticism (rules bent a bit to permit their entry). The bikes didn't fare well, having mechanical failures during this 200 mile endurance race. Back in the 90's Harley had their VR1000 in the AMA series, including the Daytona 200. It made it to the podium a few times over the years. The Revolution engine has VR1000 DNA.
 

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Yes... very cool and very capable bikes. There are metal plates on the cylinders to take any kind of pavement skimming, and one has to get really cranked over to touch them. Their sporting models over the years have increasingly raised the cylinders higher.

Couple of years ago Buell entered the Daytona 200 with much fanfare and criticism (rules bent a bit to permit their entry). The bikes didn't fare well, having mechanical failures during this 200 mile endurance race. Back in the 90's Harley had their VR1000 in the AMA series, including the Daytona 200. It made it to the podium a few times over the years. The Revolution engine has VR1000 DNA.
That is the only part that I was aware of and proud of too. Thanks for the info.
 
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