Going racing with the Hyper - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
  • 8 Post By Reckless_Kelly
  • 1 Post By t_bare
  • 1 Post By Rex Coil 7
  • 1 Post By Varmitcong
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2019, 10:32 am Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bradenton, FL, USA
Posts: 42
Going racing with the Hyper

After watching the motorcycle scene in S. Florida go almost entirely squid, I've decided that It's time to get back on the track, and I'm taking my '13 HM SP with me. My plan is to compete in the FMRRA championship series, as they just opened up the Formula Twins class to allow the watercooled Hypers to run with "superbike" rules (previous rules only allowed up to 799cc). I've had the bike on the track before, and I was surprised how fast I was able to go, even with the limitation of the stock footpegs. I've already got the Ducabike rearsets on it to fix that issue. The RapidBike Evo has really helped smooth out the engine and tune it properly for the Shift Tech slip-on. I'm going to send the suspension off to Fast Bike Industries for Andreani fork cartridges and revalving and respringing of the Ohlins rear shock. I'm still trying to figure out something for a belly pan, no one seems to make anything for the Testastretta motors, and the ones for the 2-valve motors doesn't appear to fit correctly without lots of modification.

I've got lots of experience on various tracks, including all of the ones the FMRRA runs (Homestead, Jennings GP, Roebling Road, and PBIR), just not in a race setting.

Wish me luck!
Reckless_Kelly is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Senior Member
t_bare's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Posts: 1,230
Images: 4

I am in Tampa and going to start racing with them on my 959 this coming year. I took my suspension to Fastbike this fall, David is awesome and the riding up there is great, also the brewery scene is vibrant, so it is well worth a trip up to Hendersonville. I'm going to run Formula 50 after January and Euro Light.

Reckless_Kelly likes this.

1 Ducati = Ducatista
2 Ducatis = Mechanic

2013 Multistrada GT Touring Grey
2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100s
2002 Ducati 998 Faster Banana!!!
2000 KTM 300 EXC
t_bare is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Senior Member
Monster4Lee's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Reseda / Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posts: 807
Good luck!
Keep 'er one 2!
Monster4Lee is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Senior Member
Rttoys's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Posts: 354
Have fun.

'99 Ducati 996s #5, '08 Hypermotard- totaled
CMRA novice ULW racer #982
Rttoys is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Yuma, Az., USA
Posts: 761
Originally Posted by Reckless_Kelly View Post
After watching the motorcycle scene in S. Florida go almost entirely squid...
Precisely what happens anytime the mainstream gloms on to anything. Whatever it may be gets ruined. You should see what they've done to the sand-duning scene out here ... complete ass clown circus. Now there are annual fees, law enforcement roams the dunes handing out tickets for not complying with helmet laws, and they even make DUI arrests .... in the dirt ... out in the desert.

I'm glad you have an outlet that (for now) creates distance from the monkey-nuts that have engulfed your personal joy.

Varmitcong likes this.

Never Quit, Die Falling Forward
1996 900 CR. ...Go, Blow, Or Put A Hole In The Fence.
Rex Coil 7 is online now  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Morganton, NC,
Posts: 1,493
Can't wait for the pics. Wishing you the best Kelly.
Reckless_Kelly likes this.
Varmitcong is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome