Unlike the superbike class, supersport teams are quite restricted in what they can tune on their machines. The chassis is largely to superstock specification, and the bikes even have to run treaded tyres. Teams can change the cams and work on the cylinder head, but can’t do much more than that.
The suspension and brakes can be changed, with MCAMS Yamaha running K-tech race fork internals and shock, and the exhaust can also be changed – MCAMS run a factorysupplied, unique Akrapovic system on their all-new R6. They also run a larger radiator.
Kit electronics can be run, but Yamaha’s latest kit ECU hasn’t been homologated for use yet, so MCAMS are sticking with Motec this year.
Supersport bikes have nearstandard engines