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More boxer racing

Here's an excerpt from RRW&T. See them for the full spiel.

The Thunderbike class (formerly known as Heavyweight Sportsman) has proven to be very interesting competition with various brands of motorcycles. In the past it had acted as another class for Buell Lighting Series racers to test and compete in, as well as a competition forum for various other manufacturers such as Suzuki, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, BMW and their various models of single, twin, and triple cylinder machines. The strongest competition for the Buell in Thunderbike has been the Suzuki SV650 and Ducati 750 F1. With Buell machines producing anywhere between 90hp to 120hp and weighing 390 to 420 pounds versus Suzukiís SV producing a wide range from 65hp to 100hp weighing in at 300 to 350 pounds, it has provided close competition for both brands. In 2004, BMW will reintroduce their Boxer Cup machines to the Thunderbike class with Nate Kern on board and offer an alternative to the Buell/Suzuki battles. Kern rode the BMW to a top 10 finish in the 20th Annual Race of Champions last Fall.
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There's a great article on Nate Kern in the most recent ON.
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