<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by OMEGA »
</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Superbikes limited to 700cc's?
Not in this lifetime.</TD></TR></TABLE>
Why not? They've done it before. As Giannis alluded to above, in 1983 the AMA dropped the Superbike engine size from 1000cc to 750cc because the bikes were becoming too powerful. In actuality, it was more that the chassis and suspensions of the time couldn't keep up with the power. They were putting out, maybe, 130hp at the time, and they were twisting the frames into knots.
It appears that chassis technology has made huge leaps, considering today's horsepower numbers, but as Robert said, the tracks aren't big enough any more.
Displacement isn't everything, you know. I remember hearing people ask years ago, if you could buy a 1300cc street bike, how come GP bikes were "only" 500cc...
Don't worry, if they drop Superbikes to 700cc, or MotoGP to 600cc, eventually the bikes will become faster than shit, just like they are now! It always happens...