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stormbringer
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CB500 track lap-times?

Post by stormbringer on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 7:01 am

A while ago someone on here posted a link to a site documenting lap times on british racing circuits for


  • Our humble CB500
  • Various exotic cars


This was proper fun to read! I noticed that given a proficient rider, the CB could keep up with the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and whathavewe - or even beat them.

But. The link is gone. I cannot coerce the forum search function to help me find it.

Anyone who knows where this info can be re-found?
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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by hh_12345 on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 11:50 am

Hi, my first post here. Surprised

Here's a similar topic:

http://www.cb500club.net/t2880-british-circuit-lap-times


(and a pic of my bike to enjoy)

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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by jchesshyre on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 12:51 pm

'twas I. 


Here is the link to the Thundersport GB lap times. Thundersport 500 is the column headed TS500. 


http://www.thundersportgb.com/index.php/downloads/doc_download/1003-new-lap-records-after-cadwell-park-finals-2015


The car times were, I think, from fastestlaps.com, e.g. http://fastestlaps.com/tracks/oulton-park-full-circuit


N.B. that a few of the circuits have two or more alternative layouts, so if the comparison seems too big that's probably why!

Does anyone know if the Thundersport 500 specs allow slick tyres? I'm guessing they don't. And I don't know what the 'rules' are for the records on fastestlaps.
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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by jchesshyre on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 12:59 pm

And welcome hh_12345!
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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by Tricky. on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 6:58 pm

@jchesshyre wrote:

Does anyone know if the Thundersport 500 specs allow slick tyres? 

no slicks. the series has always had controlled tyres, bridgestone bt045, bt003, s20, and now dunlop alpha 13.
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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by stormbringer on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 7:46 pm

@jchesshyre wrote:And welcome hh_12345!
Exactly my words...

Contributing to the forum-pool-of knowledge on your first post is simply awesome!

In one word: Welcome!
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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by hh_12345 on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 7:52 pm

Thank you!
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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 7:56 pm

@Tricky. wrote:

@jchesshyre wrote:

Does anyone know if the Thundersport 500 specs allow slick tyres? 



no slicks. the series has always had controlled tyres, bridgestone bt045, bt003, s20, and now dunlop alpha 13.

I thought the Alpha 13 were only available in 110, 150, 160 sizes?
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Re: CB500 track lap-times?

Post by jim157 on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 10:29 pm

These are the sizes they are bringing into the UK :-
http://www.cambriantyres.co.uk/dunlop/sportmax-alpha-13z/

Although they do a wider range in Asia.

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