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TL1000R participate in the Superbikes Worldchampionship? Superbikes Worldchampionship? Superbikes British Championship? Superbikes American Championship? Years? pilots? Results?
I understand that Suzuki create the TL1000R for running in the Superbikes Worldchampionship
 

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The bikes were run in the 1998 series by Yoshimura....Canadian Superbike Series, AMA and others.....one year only deal as far i can find....

Soem of the others guy's like Sam, etc... will be able to be more specific
 

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TL's did not run in the World Superbikes, but the engine did, it was in a Bimota and it won one race with Anthony Gobert as the rider at Phillip Island. :pirate
 

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a TLR powered BIMOTA competed in World Superbike ,it was ridden by Anthony Golbert and won 1 race (in the rain) @ Phillip Island I believe,

but usually it just blew up
 

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Honda build a VTR and Suzuki build TLR for competed in World Superbike. The reglament was favoring the V-TWIN and Japan built V-TWIN. Suzuki failed?
 
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No, Suzuki didnt really fail.

Budget faild, and they decided fgoing with a new engine configuration was more expensive than continue with their old Inline 4 (aka GSXR750).

So, 1 year race and non of those improvements they figured out ever came to the streetbike benefit.
A TLR v1.2 would prolly have been a major update just like the SP2 (VTR)compared to the SP1.
 

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TLR competed in a few races 1998 AMA superbike series
does anyone have these few races on video or know if there is somewhere it can be downloaded?
any help appreciated :thumbup
 

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Just checked and the link in this thread is still good:

http://www.tlzone.net/forums/tl1000s-tl1000r-forum/106133-better-if-you-re-into-rc45s-zx7s-98-laguna-ama-vhs-videos-cheap.html

Frank gave some great articles on some national racers (German) here:

http://www.tlzone.net/forums/tl1000s-tl1000r-forum/106518-does-anyone-have-any-good-pics-corona-alstare-world-endurance-tlr.html

So it's pretty much all privateers on the National level. One fact, that I can't remember who on the board turned us on to, was that a TLR ridden by the late Frank Wilson in the Canadian Superbike Series set the track record at Shannonville Motorsport Park...What I thought was cool was that he set the record in '99 and it wasn't broken until 2006 (McBain-GSXR1000).

There's data and vids out there somewhere.
 

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Just checked and the link in this thread is still good:

http://www.tlzone.net/forums/tl1000s-tl1000r-forum/106133-better-if-you-re-into-rc45s-zx7s-98-laguna-ama-vhs-videos-cheap.html

Frank gave some great articles on some national racers (German) here:

http://www.tlzone.net/forums/tl1000s-tl1000r-forum/106518-does-anyone-have-any-good-pics-corona-alstare-world-endurance-tlr.html

So it's pretty much all privateers on the National level. One fact, that I can't remember who on the board turned us on to, was that a TLR ridden by the late Frank Wilson in the Canadian Superbike Series set the track record at Shannonville Motorsport Park...What I thought was cool was that he set the record in '99 and it wasn't broken until 2006 (McBain-GSXR1000).

There's data and vids out there somewhere.
I just bought a bunch of parts from Frank Wilsons bike. Still has his name in the fairings. Bought a huge pile from a racer in Ontario Canada.
 

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damn fellas...thats some cool info on our beloved TLR's...gotta have the video and it would be a great addition to the file vault...
 

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Nice...I did a search on Frank Wilson and didn't come up with much. Maybe you can suggest some sites? Must have been one fast talent. Some pics of him and the bike would be cool.

I just bought a bunch of parts from Frank Wilsons bike. Still has his name in the fairings. Bought a huge pile from a racer in Ontario Canada.
 

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We really need to find these videos!
 

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I was at the island when Gobert won he absolutely smoked then, pity he couldn't stay focused on racing as he was a massive talent.
 
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