AMA: The Buell XB12RR Is Legal
Friday, February 10, 2006
This just in from AMA Pro Racing:
AMA PRO RACING CONFIRMS BUELL FORMULA XTREME ELIGIBILITY
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 10, 2006) - AMA Pro Racing confirmed today that the Buell XBRR motorcycle, the race-kitted variant of the road-going XB12R, is eligible for competition in the AMA Formula Xtreme Series.
In making the announcement AMA Pro Racing Director of Competition, Merrill Vanderslice noted that AMA Pro Racing technical personnel have inspected the motorcycle and it was determined that Buell has met the requirements for the XBRR to be eligible for AMA Formula Xtreme.
"By design, Formula Xtreme rules are the most liberal of all the classes within the AMA Superbike Championship," stated Vanderslice. "The class was created with broad equipment parameters and air-cooled V-twins are afforded the most latitude. Buell has based this motorcycle on its XB12R street bike and the modifications made are within the rules allowed in the class."
Vanderslice acknowledged that a press release distributed by Buell to announce the motorcycle may have created some confusion as to the bike's eligibility.
"Regardless of the wording in the release, the bottom line is that Buell has produced a racetrack version of an existing street motorcycle and modified it within the rules," he noted. "We were aware of Buell's plans and inspected the motorcycle on Friday, Feb. 3 as part of the approval process.
"The intent of the Formula Xtreme class is to include a diverse group of motorcycles, and we welcome Buell's increased participation in AMA championship racing. We are confident the company's inclusion will enhance the sport of motorcycle road racing."