Elec­tron­ics/tech specs

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Elec­tronic aids such as trac­tion con­trol, launch con­trol and anti-wheelie strate­gies were out­lawed back in 2012 when con­trolled elec­tron­ics were in­tro­duced. The ob­jec­tives be­hind this in­cluded im­prov­ing the spec­ta­cle by creat­ing closer rac­ing, in­creas­ing the op­por­tu­nity for pri­vate teams to bat­tle com­pet­i­tively and re­strict­ing per­for­mance by only al­low­ing lim­ited mod­i­fi­ca­tions to im­prove re­li­a­bil­ity and dura­bil­ity and to cre­ate par­ity be­tween dif­fer­ent mo­tor­cy­cle mod­els and types.

BSB CHAM­PION 1999

Aus­tralian Troy Bayliss came, saw and con­quered, us­ing BSB to show­case his tal­ents be­fore mov­ing on to the world stage. He then grad­u­ated to WSB and Mo­togp. When he re­tired in 2008 he was a three-time WSB cham­pion and the only man in his­tory to have won a BSB, WSB and Mo­togp race.

RYUICHI KIY­ONARI

BSB CHAM­PION – 2006, 2007, 2010

Fol­low­ing a stint in GPS, the Ja­panese rider ar­rived in BSB with the full sup­port of Honda and has be­come one of the greats. Kiy­onari took on all­com­ers to be­come one of only three men to have won three BSB crowns or more. And he’s still rac­ing in the se­ries – rid­ing for Suzuki in 2016.

BSB CHAM­PION 1995, 2002

Re­garded by many as one of the most nat­u­rally gifted rac­ers of his gen­er­a­tion, His­lop spent years fight­ing with the best in BSB and was part of epic cham­pi­onship bat­tles with Mackenzie and Reynolds cul­mi­nat­ing in his ti­tle in 2002. His­lop lost his life in a he­li­copter crash in 2003.

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