"Best" V6/V7 bike?

Discussion in 'WERA Vintage' started by Steve Fahey, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. Steve Fahey

    Steve Fahey I need a new avatar

    Ok ... so I'm lazy. Rather than do all kind of research I thought it would be easier to ask those already involved in these classes. Using existing class rules what would be a good choice for a bike to run in both V6 and V7HW classes? What if you were to focus on just one class?

    I've got the ear of a sympathetic Suzuki and Kawasaki dealership owner so lets focus on those brands.

  2. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    Follow the lead of Dale Burroughs. Get an '89 GSXR1100 to run both. If I were to run just V7 HW I think I would choose a '95 CBR900RR or a Yamaha YZF750SP.
  3. RZ Racer

    RZ Racer It passed tech LAST time!

    Dale usually wins the championship in at least one of the 2 classes every year on his '86gsxr1100. When he doesn't, William Mayfield usually does on his FZR1000. You can go all the way to '89 with the gsxr or the fzr1000. I think these two bikes are the class of the v6 field.
    Not so sure about racing the kaws from the late 80's. They tended to run on the heavy side, but had great motors. I believe Elskwid runs a zx-10 and could elaborate on the subject. If I was stuck on running team green, I'd probably head towards an early zx7 myself.....
  4. WERA33

    WERA33 Well-Known Member

    RG500!!!!! bring a plie of cash though.:) when you said good choice did you mean affordable also??
  5. MES Racing

    MES Racing Well-Known Member

    '89 GSXR 1100 for both V6 & V7 ... don't do what I did and by a 750. On the tracks with long straights ... it's like bringing a knife to a gun fight.
  6. ducnut748

    ducnut748 King of Speed


    dale could beat 99 percent of us while riding a ninga 2fiddy with flat tires...:D

    my next V7 bike will be a 900RR with 17 inch wheels front an rear, good suspnsion,brakes an som motor work ..

    the fzr1000 would be great but i dont think the 89 is leagle for v6

    Among the eligible V 6 Heavy Weight machines are the following: Honda Interceptor VF700/VF750/VF1000F and R, CBR600/750/1000, CB1100F, RS250 up to 1990; Kawasaki Ninja 600/750/900, GPZ1100, ZX7/ZX10; Suzuki GS 1100F, Katana 1000/1100, GSX-R 750/1100 except 1989 GSX-R 1100; Yamaha FJ1100/1200 and Seca 900, FZR 750/1000 except 1989 FZR 1000, FZR600 (regardless of year), TZ750 alloy frame and mono-shock, TZ 250 up to 1990.
  7. Outsider V6 V7

    Outsider V6 V7 Well-Known Member

    Steve, the correct answers FZR 1000 or GSXR 1100. 89's are illegal for both of these bikes. FZR's seem to be more reliable and I know you're a Yamaha fan.
  8. yzf750_racer

    yzf750_racer Well-Known Member

    the bike to have..

    have a fully kitted 93' yzf750sp, kit frame(adj. pivot point), kit coils, ti-corello rods, coswoth pistons, yamaha kit head(cams/valves/porting), 41mm kehine flats, pressureized air box, carbon tank, marvics, ohlin, kit triple-tree, all total loss ign., MWR crank, much more... pic's at http://www.bikepics.com/members/yzf750racer/93yzf750/

    very-very-very fast... long ama history, ex-Mike Wlash bike, build with help from Tom Kipp, yamaha, and others.......

    pulls current 02-03 r1 on long strights, leaves vintage 1100's miles behind.. dry weight at 353...
    FULL factory SUPERBIKE....

  9. El Skwid!

    El Skwid! Old guy, old bikes

    No worries

    No worries, man, just bump up your V5 bike, you'll be fine, I swear! Don't listen to those 1100cc HP junkies, it's all about "corner speed", think 250GP bike!
    Or just get one of those FZR 400's, run 6LW on Sat, then bump to 6HW, on Sun & do the double bump to 7MW. Pay the fees to enter both 7 classes & see how they score ya, since they grid all V7's together.;)
  10. Steve Fahey

    Steve Fahey I need a new avatar

    Re: No worries

    Yes, corner speed is important but there is no replacement for displacement!;)

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