Motor Cycle Racing is quite a popular sport that is loved all over the world. There are many kinds of racing championships, which are prevalent in the arena of Motor Cycle Racing. Each of the racing tournaments and championships has their own set of rules as well as regulations. These regulations are not only implied on the racings tracks or the riders’ condition but also on the types of motor cycles that would be a part of the race. One such kind of motorcycle is the superbike.
A superbike is a production motorcycle that has been high modified to run on motor racing tracks. These motorcycles essentially form a part of superbike racing. However, they are also used as part of high-end racing championships like Moto GP. A typical superbike is a derivative of any of the production model bike, which is a standard one. However, in order to take part in Superbike racing the particular model should be homologated by the manufacturer first. The manufacturer should produce a certain number of machines for road race to achieve the eligibility criteria.
The engines for superbike racing should be of four strokes for twins between 850cc-1200cc. In case of machines, which consists of four cylinders the engines should be between 750cc-1200cc. Superbike racing does not used prototype models as opposed to Moto GP racing. However, the specifications would not be available in a regular road-running bike. The teams of superbike racing are allowed to tweak in some parts for performance excellence.