World Superbike: Starting Engine Rev Limits For 2020 Announced

World Superbike: Starting Engine Rev Limits For 2020 Announced

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Dorna and FIM:

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

2020 Starting Rev-Limits

The initial rev limits (rpm*) will be as follows:

WorldSBK Initial Rev-Limit (rpm)

Brand Rev Limit
Aprilia 14,700
BMW 14,950
BMW 2019 14,900
Ducati V2 12,400
Ducati V4 16,100
Honda (SC77) 15,050
Honda (SC82) 15,600
Kawasaki 14,600
MV Agusta 14,950
Suzuki 14,900
Yamaha 14,950

 

The 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R (SP) Fireblade with its all new engine has a limit based on the maximum rpm of the homologated street machine.

The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 (M) with its engine incrementally revised for EU4 legislation has a rev limit based on the performance balancing algorithm following the 2019 season.

Note: rpm*= Revolutions per minute

 

Editorial Note:

The maximum engine rev limits allowed at the end of the 2019 World Superbike season:

Aprilia 14,700
BMW 14,950
BMW 2019 14,900
Ducati V2 12,400
Ducati V4 16,100
Honda 15,050
Kawasaki 2018 14,100
Kawasaki 2019 14,600
MV Agusta 14,950
Suzuki 14,900
Yamaha 14,700

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