MotoAmerica: Beaubier Used New BMW Superbike Chassis To Win At Ridge (Updated)

MotoAmerica: Beaubier Used New BMW Superbike Chassis To Win At Ridge (Updated)

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier put an updated Tytlers Cycle Racing BMW M 1000 RR Superbike to good use at Ridge Motorsports Park, setting a new Race Lap Record on his way to winning Race Two on Sunday.

But using the word “updated” may be understating the situation, as Beaubier’s machine featured a new frame and matching fuel tank and subframe that are the same as the ones used by ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team riders Scott Redding and Tom Sykes.

 

A close up of Cameron Beaubier's new BMW M 1000 RR Superbike shows extra welding on the frame spars. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
A close up of Cameron Beaubier’s new BMW M 1000 RR Superbike shows extra welding on the frame spars. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

 

“From what I understand it’s identical to what the factory team is using,” said Beaubier’s Crew Chief and Tytlers Cycle Racing BMW Technical Director David Weaver.

The new frame, which was first used by Beaubier at Ridge Motorsports Park, features extensive bracing and gusseting and is visually much different than the frames on the BMWs of his teammates PJ Jacobsen and Corey Alexander.

 

Cameron Beaubier's new BMW M 1000 RR Superbike without its bodywork reveals extensive bracing and gusseting. Photo by Peter Hively.
Cameron Beaubier’s new BMW M 1000 RR Superbike without its bodywork reveals extensive bracing and gusseting. Photo by Peter Hively.

 

Cameron Beaubier's BMW M 1000 RR's frame as seen at the season-opener at Road Atlanta. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
Cameron Beaubier’s BMW M 1000 RR’s frame as seen at the season-opener at Road Atlanta. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

 

The left side of the new frame on Cameron Beaubier's BMW M 1000 RR. Photo by Peter Hively.
The left side of the new frame on Cameron Beaubier’s BMW M 1000 RR. Photo by Peter Hively.

 

Under FIM rules: “The main frame may be altered by the addition of gussets, tubes or plates. The additions may be welded or bonded and their material is free. No gussets or tubes may be removed, other allowed modifications are detailed within the following section of these rules.”

Beaubier also used a new swingarm, but that unit is different than the swingarm used by the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, according to Weaver.

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