Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 14 Jun 2014
Regulations have been announced for the 2015 Superbike World Championship and despite rumours of a spec-ECU rule similar to that of the British series; electronic development will continue to be open.
However, manufacturers developing their own electronics kit, to be dubbed a ‘Superbike kit’ will have to make this kit available to other teams using the same machinery at least three times a season for no more than €8,000. Each ‘Superbike kit’ must comprise of an approved ECU, and will include all electronics not found on the street bike.
It is thought the decision to move away from a spec-ECU was prompted by high-end teams threatening to withdraw from the championship if they couldn’t develop their own software, which they claim is important for the development of their road-going machines.
The current EVO regulations form the basis of the new rules, but a little more freedom is permitted in terms of engine tuning to ensure parity of performance between different motorcycles.
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