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The Japanese 1000s all weigh in around 175-176 kgs in the showroom and need to shed around 10 kgs to get to the current minimum weight for the SBK. If the BMW weighs around 10 kgs more on the street, it will be more costly to get the weight down with magnesium, titanium and CF, but it could probably be done.
On the other hand, the 2008 weight minimum for fours is 162 kgs, so the cost of getting the weight down will go up.
But a potential problem that might crop up is that, under 2008 rules, 1000 bikes will need to be manufactured to homologate models for the SBK. BMW would have to push to produce bikes quickly enough to start the 2008 season with any kind of testing. And how many 312s have been produced so far by MV Agusta?
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