News 6 Feb 2020

WorldSBK determines rev limits for 2020 season

Rev limits updated as all-new Honda and updated Yamaha are rolled out.

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The Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) has determined the initial rev limits set for 2020 as the all-new Honda Fireblade and updated Yamaha YZF-R1 are rolled out this season.

The performance balancing algorithm has been used to determine the RPM of each of the five manufacturers and their respected models. The performances are based on the final three rounds of the 2019 season.

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, while the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M with its engine incrementally revised for EU4 legislation has a rev limit based on the performance balancing algorithm following the 2019 season.

The championship-winning Kawasaki ZX-10RR has been capped at 14,600rpm, with the Ducati Panigale V4 R coming in at 16,100rpm and the Yamaha YZF-R1 at 14,950rpm. The BMW S 1000 RR is set to 14,950rpm and the new 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R at 15,600rpm.

The opening round of the 2020 WorldSBK season kicks off on 27 February-1 March at Phillip Island.

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