The inaugural 450 Super Single race will be held at Mid-Ohio Raceway the weekend of September 19. The class should offer a high-speed, accessible class for less-experienced racers and old hands looking for a new challenge. We’re not so secretly hoping that the series will lead to road-legal 450cc single-cylinder sportsbikes.
The race, which will be held at the AMA Sports Road Race Grand
Championships is backed by Gavin Trippe, the man behind the Superbikers
series from the ‘70s. The bikes are made from 450cc MX chassis and
engines, tilted forward onto R6 forks and running shorter, wider
wheels. Available from Roland Sands for $14,999, he expressed interest
in building road-legal versions should there be enough demand. If this
race turns into a full-blown series, and that series finds popularity,
then we think there will be. Here’s hoping.
AMA via The Kneeslider