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Need one more homolagation special,ZX7-R, to complete a starting grid from the era. Pictured are Ducati SP-3, Yamaha FZR-R 750(OWO1), RC30.
I don't believe Suzuki had a special. The GSXR special was a mid 80s only bike.(I think) Can someone confirm?

 

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What about a Bimota YB4ie?

Super cool collection by the way. If I were to accumulate more bikes, World Superbikes from the 750 era would be what I would go for.
 

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looks like another Duc in back as well? Nice collection! I'm trying to collect every year (decade really) of Ducati Superbike....currently have 93 888 SPO, 01 996, 04 749 & 08 1098.....and eventhough it's not a Superbike, a 01 900 Monster:wacky
 

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Homologated racers are 4 strokes of genius... In the span of 14 years
24 bikes emerged... so what??? well just look to the current crop of
sportbikes... they might have never reached such a high level of
competency composer or harmony if where not for the fierce battles
fought by the best racers during the golden age of World Super Bike
Wars... we should bow in their presence...

Quote TWO magazine...

Suzuki GSX-R750 1988 1995
187 races 2 wins 0 championships .010% starts to wins percentile...

It may not have quite had the success of the exotic homologated
specials but the Gixxer has lasted the lot of them... the problem
with Suzuki's effort is that it was just too much of a streebike...
the aluminum frame could only cope with road engine so slap in a
WSB spec mill and it just threw in the towel... But on the road
it developed a massive following which continues today...

Suzuki GSXR750 1996 1999
100 races 4 wins 0 championships .04% start to win percentile...

Suzuki threw a lot at the GSXR in an effort to win WSB... The old
bendy frame Gixxer was completely redesigned and the GSXR 750WT or
SRAD as it is known due to the sticker on the tail was a totally new
bike... To help get it right Suzuki employed the talents of Kevin
Schwantz coupled with the baseline of their RGV500V GP success... it
worked... so why didn't it win more??? Unfortunately the handling
was up to it but the engine wasn't... The SRAD motor (Suzuki Ram Air
Direct) wasn't powerful enough to keep up with Ducati's extra 150cc
advantage... despite this Frankie Chili got 2 wins in 99... As a
road bike the SRAD is a genuine WSB contender for a lot less than
a true homologated special...
 

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It is strange how such an awesome streetbike (stock) compared to other stock bikes can struggle so much on the track at the highest levels. When the GSXR came out in 1996 the bike was head and shoulders above Kawasaki and Yamaha in the 750 ranks. Ducati was probably equal, and you expected the late 90s to be Suzuki/Honda/Ducati in WSBK. It didn't happen that way obviously.

Somewhat the same same thing in 2004 when Kawasaki had the new ZX-10R. Great streetbike, poor racer in WSBK. You could say Honda 2008-09 is also not as good a racer as its streetbike base would suggest.

I wonder if the BMW will be the same. Time will tell.
 

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Great collection - ace! :notworthy

GSXR750RR would look good in amongst that lot. Very rare in the USA!
 

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Need one more homolagation special,ZX7-R, to complete a starting grid from the era. Pictured are Ducati SP-3, Yamaha FZR-R 750(OWO1), RC30.
I don't believe Suzuki had a special. The GSXR special was a mid 80s only bike.(I think) Can someone confirm?

Sooo sorry about the size of your genitalia!!!




:D I kid, I kid!!!

Awesome collection, maybe in my next life time......Every single one of those bikes invoke some kind of emotion (the tingly type down below) but man, I've always looooved those OWO1's!!!
 

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Nice bike collection but next time, got for the "S" with the superior cager from Zee-germans!
The S/RS Series has long been the BITCH of the ///M cars. In fact, the M3 just smoked the much higher priced RS5 in tests. An extra 3 years to develop an M3 beater and all they produce is a $100k, 4000lb lump of fail.:rolleyes:
 
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