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Located here in NW PA and curious if anyone else racing their NEW R7???

Racing in WERA mostly this year, hopefully see a few others out there.
 

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Hi and Welcome to the forums.

Actually only the North Americans got their R7 up to now. The rest of the world is waiting this time, compared to other model releases when it was the other way around.
Anyhow, when reading the introduction contributions and first mod reports, it seems that about 1/3 of the writing members tend to use the R7 on the track, most of them regularly.

As a Euro member here, I have to wait until spring next year...


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Hi and Welcome to the forums.

Actually only the North Americans got their R7 up to now. The rest of the world is waiting this time, compared to other model releases when it was the other way around.
Anyhow, when reading the introduction contributions and first mod reports, it seems that about 1/3 of the writing members tend to use the R7 on the track, most of them regularly.

As a Euro member here, I have to wait until spring next year...


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Oh man, that stinks for you... I did read that there is a Euro R7 cup class for 2022 which is good news
 

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A couple of the I can only ride in summer folks here are building out their bikes for full time track use when the cold finally leaves. 😜 I know of a couple people, some on here, who are in Southern California as well who are building theirs out for full time track and race use. I am still thinking about it, it is a lot of fun on the track. It is a lot of fun on the road and canyons too though. So the plan might be a streetable race bike.
 

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Nice, in the process of getting some items developed and built for the R7. Will be tearing into her this week and starting the winter process of getting her ready for full time race track.
 

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Nice, in the process of getting some items developed and built for the R7. Will be tearing into her this week and starting the winter process of getting her ready for full time race track.
Yeah, I saw you are in NW PA, that seasonal joke was aimed at you as well. 🤣 I have friends in Pittsburgh and Phiily, so much snow in at least Philly this year.
 

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I’m also one of the poor souls that has a riding season 😂 I’m in the middle of prepping mine. Honestly not an easy process given the combination of the new model and current supply chain issues. A lot of waiting. But mine had been on the track since day one. Love the bike just wish parts were readily available. You’ll see in other threads a couple of us early adopters are having to figure things like where to mount the rectifier in race trim. Apparently it’s the radiator or at least we hope so. Have fun great bike for sure and right at home on the track. Found a part number for the Akra pipe today but still can’t find anywhere to buy it.
 

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I’m also one of the poor souls that has a riding season 😂 I’m in the middle of prepping mine. Honestly not an easy process given the combination of the new model and current supply chain issues. A lot of waiting. But mine had been on the track since day one. Love the bike just wish parts were readily available. You’ll see in other threads a couple of us early adopters are having to figure things like where to mount the rectifier in race trim. Apparently it’s the radiator or at least we hope so. Have fun great bike for sure and right at home on the track. Found a part number for the Akra pipe today but still can’t find anywhere to buy it.
I going to probably tear into the tail next week. rectifier is the radiator? confused, i know there are usually cooling fins on it.
 
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I going to probably tear into the tail next week. rectifier is the radiator? confused, i know there are usually cooling fins on it.
The rectifier is mounted front he factory on the inner panel of the fairings. So once you switch to race bodywork that inner piece goes away and obviously there are no mounting brackets on the race bodywork. So what two of us have done so far is bolt it directly to one of the tabs on the radiator. This allows it to tuck in between the single piece of the upper fairing that mimics the inner and outer fairing. The MT-07 guys have a different location but the R7 has more crap tucked up in that frame area and the race fairings don't like to fit there.
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Basically since these bikes are so new it's not easy to just search the CCS, WERA, or track day boards and find what is "known" to work. So we have to kind of figure it out on our own. I even contacted Robem Engineering who preps a lot of the Moto twins bikes. They are early in the development of the R7 too. They were the ones that suggested the location used on the MT07 but after looking at the differences it just doesn't fit there.
 

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Located here in NW PA and curious if anyone else racing their NEW R7???

Racing in WERA mostly this year, hopefully see a few others out there.
That's my goal for 2023, hoping to get my race License next year, we'll see! I'm looking at WERA and CCS.

I got 2 of these things supposedly showing up before January so I'm ready to hit next season hard as they will be track ridden only. Lots of work ahead, look forward to sharing and bouncing ideas.

I'm coming from 2 years on a 06 636 and really trying to focus on my skill this time around. Should have gone twin from the beginning.
 

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That's my goal for 2023, hoping to get my race License next year, we'll see! I'm looking at WERA and CCS.

I got 2 of these things supposedly showing up before January so I'm ready to hit next season hard as they will be track ridden only. Lots of work ahead, look forward to sharing and bouncing ideas.

I'm coming from 2 years on a 06 636 and really trying to focus on my skill this time around. Should have gone twin from the beginning.
My goal was give it a shot this year, I miscalculated a turn pretty bad during the licensing class, now waiting for my shoulder to heal. I had done that turn at least 50 times, at least 30 on the R7, I got way too comfortable and pushed it when I should not have. Just survive the damn day and get your license. Last place still get one. Idiot me.
 

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Absolutely, nice things about lightweight twins is it forces you to learn the racing craft vs relying on just horsepower. That is awesome to hear. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of new guys out there.
 

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Absolutely, nice things about lightweight twins is it forces you to learn the racing craft vs relying on just horsepower. That is awesome to hear. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of new guys out there.
I was splitting the day between the R7, an R6, and an R1. I left the R3 at home for this track.

What you said though is so true, learning to carry more speed etc. It's usually pretty easy to go straight and fast.
 

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My goal was give it a shot this year, I miscalculated a turn pretty bad during the licensing class, now waiting for my shoulder to heal. I had done that turn at least 50 times, at least 30 on the R7, I got way too comfortable and pushed it when I should not have. Just survive the damn day and get your license. Last place still get one. Idiot me.
I'm def. going to take your advice on this. Get the license and just keep practicing.
 

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Thanks for the love, hope to see you out there, even if it's just your back lol.
definitely not as fast as I used to be back in 2000-2007
but im older still competitive at everything I do lol
Look forward to it sir!(y)
 
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