As the MotoAmerica Superbike teams transition from 2021 to 2022, change is a constant during the off-season as riders are chosen, contracts are created and signed, and crew members are hired.
For some teams, another part of the off-season proceedings is deciding whether to keep racing the same motorcycle(s), upgrading to new models of the same brands, or switching brands of motorcycles altogether. Even before the 2021 season had concluded, Kyle Wyman notably declared that he was going to go in a different direction for 2022, and he would no longer be racing a Ducati Panigale V4 R. Sure enough, his Superbike has made an appearance on the social media channels, all spiffed up and resplendent in fresh carbon-fiber bodywork, and for sale to anyone who wants to purchase it for road racing competition, track days, or part of a motorcycle collection. To inquire, contact Kyle Wyman via his Website.
Scheibe Racing also has a Superbike for sale. His team’s backup BMW S 1000 RR Superbike is currently on display at Moto Union in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and anyone interested in purchasing a MotoAmerica Superbike that was ridden by Jake Gagne, Josh Herrin, and Héctor Barberá can inquire with the Moto Union’s General Manager Goran Zadrima.
The motorcycle is technically a 2018 model, but Scheibe Racing has updated the bike frequently, and even though it is the backup bike, it still positively bristles with go-fast (and stop-quick) parts. The Scheibe Racing Superbike engine is freshly built with new pistons, bearings, BMW Motorrad Motorsport camshafts and valve-spring kit in a ported cylinder head, a Suter clutch, and the latest BMW RCK Pro electronics.
The BMW RCK Pro electronics include a 2D dash, full 2D data acquisition system, wiring harness, and race switches. The bike also features a Suter swingarm and link, Öhlins racing forks and rear shock, OZ Racing forged wheels, an Akrapovic Factory Racing full titanium 4-into-1 exhaust system, Alpha Racing aluminum throttle and race shifter switch, Renthal sprockets, Regina chain, and lots more.
According to Steve Scheibe, “It seems like this is the best bike for non-factory-supported teams, like us, to race because it’s fully developed and easy to operate. It’s a perfect choice for a team/rider that wants to compete in Superbike at a reasonable cost. “The always-amazing BMW engine has the power to top the Superbike trap-speed charts a good percentage of the time, and it reached 196 miles per hour at Road America. The bike has performed well-enough overall to achieve numerous top-five finishes, and it’s consistently been the highest-performing BMW in the MotoAmerica Series by a good bit.”
So, if Steve Scheibe has his backup bike for sale, what does that mean for his 2022 program? “I’m still currently evaluating that” he said. “But the new BMW M 1000 RR is certainly a strong consideration as well as the possibility of switching motorcycle brands. We will see.”
Stay tuned, Superbike fans.
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