This AMA Superbike section contains links to extensive action photographs, news, schedules, and information for the AMA Pro Racing circuit's AMA Superbike Championship SBK series. This section also covers AMA Road Racing Superbike and Supersport World Championships and the Superstock Cup.
AMA Superbike racing uses factory production-based 1000cc (max) motorcycles that have been highly modified for track use. There are strickt guidelines on what type of modifications can be performed to fall within the SBK criteria. See the latest FIM ('International Motorcycling Federation') Technical Regulations for a full list of allowable modifications.
Ben Spies / Yoshimura Suzuki takes 1st place for 2007 - zoom
Current AMA Superbike regulations placed two-cylinder manufacturers like Ducati at a competitive disadvantage to the current crop of Japanese 4-cylinder superbikes. This prompted Ducati to petition the AMA for a displacement increase to 1200cc for 2-cylinder bikes, but with the release of their production Desmosedici RR V-4 superbike, this may be a moot point.
2007 Parts Unlimited & Pro Honda Oils - AMA Superbike Photos
AMA President, Rob Dingman acknowledged the necessity of manufacturers in increasing their competitive advantages in the sport of motorcycle road racing, the results of which can have a significant impact on sales.
AMA Superbike Paddock Photos
AMA Superbike Paddock Girls
AMA Class Structure
The AMA recently announced that starting with the 2009 racing season, a new class structure will be implemented creating three separate classes: (1) AMA Superbike, (2) AMA Supersport, and (3) AMA Formula Xtreme. The details of the rules packages for each class have yet to be hammered out, but each new class will have its own rules committee working on rules development.
James Ellison 'Corona' Honda No. 77 (lead), Luca Scassa on 'Ferracci' MV Agusta No. 88
AMA Superbike, Suzuki #99 grinding in turn 2
Aaron Yates (No. 20) Jordan Suzuki - 2007 Pro Honda Oils AMA SBK Championship
AMA Racing Background
The American Motorcyclist Association oversees AMA Racing in all of its various forms, which include the AMA-Parts Unlimited Superbike Championship, as well as the AMA-Toyota Motocross Championship, AMA Supercross Series, AMA Supermoto Championship, AMA-Toyota Motocross Championship, and Pro ATV Championship.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Superbike Racing
Unless otherwise noted, all AMA Superbike racing photos were taken using Nikon D3, D2Xs, and D200 camera bodies, with Nikon 300mm and 105mm f/2.8 VR telephoto lenses, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lenses, and Nikon 14mm f/2.8 and 18mm-35mm f/3.5-4.5 wide angle lenses.