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Oct 28, 2001

Suzuki Cup Payout Spread Deeper Through The Field This Year

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR><BR>GSX-R600, GSX-R750 And GSX-R1000 Payout Schedule:<BR><BR>Total Purse: $60,000<BR><BR>1st = $3000<BR>2nd = $2500<BR>3rd = $2000<BR>4th = $1500<BR>5th = $1200<BR>6th = $1000<BR>7th = $900<BR>8th = $850<BR>9th = $800<BR>10th = $750<BR>11th = $700<BR>12th = $650<BR>13th = $600<BR>14th = $550<BR>15th = $500<BR>16th = $500<BR>17th = $500<BR>18th = $500<BR>19th = $500<BR>20th = $500<BR><BR><BR>TL1000R And SV650 Payout Schedule:<BR><BR>Total Purse: $20,000<BR><BR>1st = $1500<BR>2nd = $1250<BR>3rd = $1000<BR>4th = $750<BR>5th = $600<BR>6th = $500<BR>7th = $450<BR>8th = $425<BR>9th = $400<BR>10th = $375<BR>11th = $350<BR>12th = $325<BR>13th = $300<BR>14th = $275<BR>15th = $250<BR>16th = $250<BR>17th = $250<BR>18th = $250<BR>19th = $250<BR>20th = $250<BR><BR><BR>Weight And Power Restrictions For Suzuki Cup Classes<BR><BR>SV650, 74 horsepower, 360 pounds<BR>GSX-R600, 112 horsepower, 365 pounds<BR>GSX-R750, 135 horsepower, 375 pounds<BR>GSX-R1000, 160 horsepower, 385 pounds<BR>TL1000R, 125 horsepower, 420 pounds<BR><BR><BR>All GSX-R classes run according to WERA Superstock class rules. The TL1000R class will run per Heavyweight Twins rules. The SV650 class will run according to Lightweight Twins rules but with stock forks, brakes, wheels and DOT tires also required.<BR><BR>Suzuki Cup power restrictions have reduced potential lap times, compared to races run without power restrictions.<BR><BR>Riders on GSX-R750s, for example, are limited to between 4 and 5 less horsepower than an unrestricted AMA 750cc Supersport bike typically makes. Because tuners have to restrict bikes enough to stay under the limit even if atmospheric conditions change, a typical Suzuki-Cup-legal GSX-R750 may make 8-10 horsepower less than an unrestricted AMA 750cc Supersport bike.<BR><BR>A 30-minute TV show covering highlights of the 2001 Suzuki Cup Final races will air in early December on Fox Sports Net. Check local listings for date and time.