Overview

Who is the AMA?

The AMA is the largest motorsports organization in the world, overseeing 80 professional events each year. It is the designated governing body of motorcycle sport in the U.S. by the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).

In 2008, the AMA Pro Racing series was sold to the Daytona Motorsports Group (DMG). DMG is responsible for the AMA Superbike Series, the AMA Motocross Series, the AMA Flat Track Series, the AMA Supermoto Series, the AMA Hillclimb Series and ATV Pro Racing.

The Superbike class has been the centerpiece of major-league motorcycle racing in the United States for nearly 30 years and the tradition continues with the American Superbike class. American Superbike will co-headline AMA Pro Road Racing weekends with the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike class and will also race as the featured support event for the MotoGP event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The Classes

American Superbike

American Superbikes all have direct roots to production street bikes and each eligible model represents the most powerful motorcycle available from top manufacturers such as Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Aprilia, Ducati and others.

The big-bore bikes all produce at least 1000cc in engine displacement from a variety of twin and multi-cylinder powerplants. Four-cylinder, four-stroke machines have a minimum post-race weight of 375 pounds and are limited to 1000cc engines. Two-cylinder, four-stroke machines must tip the scales at a minimum post-race weight of 390 pounds, but can exceed 1000cc in displacement.

  • Top Speed: 190 mph-plus
  • Eligible Bikes: Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10, Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Aprilia RSV1000R, Ducati 1098R
  • Minimum Weights: 375 – 390 lbs.
  • Fuel: Sunoco 260GTX
  • Tires: Dunlop KR106 (Front: 125/80R-17) and KR108 (195/65R-17)
  • Race Lengths: 50-mile sprint

Daytona SportBike

A new class in 2009, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike is split between quick-handling 600cc motorcycles and a variety of big-bore bikes from Aprilia and Ducati. Daytona SportBike incorporates the now inactive Formula Xtreme and older SuperSport series but opens the door in total to 10 eligible motorcycles, making the new class one of AMA Pro’s most diverse divisions.

  • Top Speed:  175 mph-plus
  • Eligible Bikes: Yamaha YZF-R6, Suzuki GSX-R600, Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, Aprilia RSV1000R, Ducati 848, Triumph Daytona 675
  • Minimum Weights:  365 – 385 lbs.
  • Fuel: Sunoco 260GTX
  • Tires: Dunlop SportMax GPA Front (120/70ZR-17) and Rear (190/55ZR-17)
  • Race Lengths: 50-mile sprints

Supersport

SuperSport is AMA Pro Road Racing’s showcase of America’s future motorcycle racing stars today. The proving ground series is for up-and-coming riders between the ages of 16 and 21 who compete on 600cc sport bikes that are only minimally modified from what you will find at your local Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda or other motorcycle dealership.

  • Top Speed: 160 mph-plus
  • Eligible Bikes: Yamaha YZF-R6, Suzuki GSX-R600, Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
  • Minimum Weights: 365 – 385 lbs.
  • Fuel: Sunoco 260GTX
  • Tires: Dunlop SportMax GPA Front (120/70ZR-17) and Rear (190/55ZR-17)
  • Race Lengths: 40-mile sprints

Commands