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What classes can you race a Aprilia RS 250 in?

Ok I am about to buy an Aprilia RS 250. What classes will I be able to run in? I am new to racing and all that, what class should I run and what not. Any advice will be great!
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There IS a smoker class.....but are you lookig to RACE or just for open track days?


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I am looking to race. Like can you race the 250 in the 600 class? Or the open classes or are you just limited to the two smoker classes?

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The WERA Sportsman Series competition classes are as follows:
A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT
Unlimited OEM Displacement
B SUPERSTOCK EXPERT & NOVICE and B SUPERBIKE EXPERT & NOVICE
Up to 750cc multis (Superbike up to 770cc)
Up to 955cc 4 stroke triples(Superbike up to 970cc)
Unlimited displacement 4-stroke twins
Unlimited singles
Vintage 5 & 6 machines
* 250cc GP machines will be allowed in B Superbike.
C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT & NOVICE and C SUPERBIKE EXPERT & NOVICE
Up to 650cc 4-stroke multis
Up to 1200cc 4-stroke air-cooled twins
Up to 800cc 4-stroke water-cooled twins
Up to 550cc 2-stroke multis
Unlimited singles
Vintage 5 machines
D SUPERSTOCK EXPERT & NOVICE and D SUPERBIKE EXPERT & NOVICE
Up to 460cc water-cooled multis
Up to 700cc 4-stroke water-cooled twins with 3 valves or less per cylinder
Up to 600cc air-cooled multis & water cooled twins with more than 3 valves
Up to 883cc 4-stroke air-cooled twins
Up to 750cc singles based on Formula Rules in DSB, SB rules in DSS
Up to 410cc 2-stroke water-cooled twins
Up to 500cc 2-stroke air-cooled twins
*The TZR250 is allowed in D Superbike only and must conform to Superstock rules with the exception that slicks are allowed and no limits on bodywork. The VF500 is allowed in D Superbike only with stock displacement.
*There will be no bodywork or tire limitations in D Superstock. D Superstock bikes do not need to have DOT approval. Alll bikes may ru n slicks. FZR400ís may run 17Ē wheels.
LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS SUPERBIKE EXPERT & NOVICE and LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSTOCK EXPERT & NOVICE
Up to 800cc air-cooled twins
Up to 750cc water-cooled twins with 3 valves
Up to 700cc water-cooled twins with more than 3 valves
Unlimited singles based on Formula rules (Superbike only)
-No 125cc GP machines,
*Buell Firebolt and Lightning both under Superstock rules in LWTSB only.
*BMW Boxer Cup bikes are allowed in LWTSB only.
*There are no bodywork limits in LWT.
HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS SUPERBIKE EXPERT & NOVICE and HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSTOCK EXPERT & NOVICE
Unlimited displacement air-cooled, four stroke twins, (based on Formula rules in HWTSB)
Unlimited displacement water-cooled, four stroke twins, (under 900cc based on Formula rules in HWTSB)
Any machine legal for Lightweight Twins
125cc & 250cc GP Machines
*Up to 1000cc Triples based on Superstock rules will be allowed in HWT Superbike only.
*There are no bodywork limits in HWT.
FORMULA 1 EXPERT & NOVICE
EXPERT unlimited displacement - NOVICE B Class machinery
FORMULA 2 EXPERT & NOVICE
Up to 360cc 2-stroke water-cooled twins
Up to 500cc 2-stroke air-cooled twins and multis
Up to700cc 4-stroke twins
Up to 600cc 4-stroke air-cooled multis
Up to 565cc 4-stroke water-cooled multis
Unlimited singles
All D Superbike Machines
125 GRAND PRIX (no Expert/Novice differentiation)
Up to 125cc 2-stroke Grand Prix machines
CLUBMAN EXPERT & NOVICE (all below based on Formula rules except as noted)
Unlimited displacement 2 & 4-stroke singles
Up to 605cc 4-stroke water-cooled twins
Up to 650cc 4-stroke air-cooled twins
Up to 250cc 4-stroke water-cooled multis
Up to 600cc 4-stroke air-cooled 2 valve per cylinder multis
Up to 570cc 4-stroke air-cooled 4 valve per cylinder multis
Up to 410cc 2-stroke air-cooled multis
Up to 373cc 2-stroke water-cooled multis
All Vintage 4 machines
Honda Hawks are allowed but are limited to Superstock modifications
Air cooled Ducati 750ís are allowed but limited to Superstock mods.
All 250cc 2-stroke GP replica machine (TZR, NSR, RGV, etc..) must conform to Superstock rules with the exception that slicks are allowed., no Ducati Supermono, no Aprilia Cup machines. 125cc & 250cc GP machines are not allowed.
SENIOR SUPERBIKE EXPERT & NOVICE
Machines limits per B Superbike
All riders must be 40 years old or greater
SUPER MOTARD EXPERT & NOVICE
Dirt bike and dual sport based singles Superbike rules. Motard specific machines (i.e. Vertimati) are allowed.
SOLO CLASSES:
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Heavyweight Novice - B Superstock & Superbike, and Formula 1 machines
Mediumweight Expert - C Superstock, C Superbike, and Formula 2 machines
Mediumweight Novice - C Superstock, C Superbike, and Formula 2 machines
Lightweight Expert & Novice - 125 Grand Prix, Clubman, Lightweight Twins
and D class machines.
8. The WERA NATIONAL CHALLENGE SERIES competition classes are as follows:
FORMULA 1 (Expert)
Unlimited displacement machines meeting Formula Rules
FORMULA 2 (Expert & Novice)
Machine Limits per Sportsman Formula 2
1100cc, 750cc, & 600cc SUPERSTOCK (Expert & Novice)
Machine limits per A, B, & C Superstock respectively
750cc, & 600cc SUPERBIKE (Expert & Novice)
Machine limits as per B, & C Superbike respectively
HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSTOCK & SUPERBIKE (Expert & Novice)
Machine limits per Sportsman Heavyweight Twins Superstock
LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSTOCK & SUPERBIKE (Expert & Novice)
Machine limits per Sportsman Lightweight Twins Superstock
9. A racer may ride up classes, but this will be on a space available basis. If the race grid is too large the last riders registered will be refunded their entry fee.
a) Expert Superstock machines may ride up two categories only, C to B and A.
b) Novice Superstock machines may ride up one category only, C to B.
c) Superbike machines may ride up two categories only, D to C and B; C to B and F-1.
d) Formula machines may ride up ONE category ONLY: 125cc Grand Prix and Clubman to Formula 2; Formula 2 to Formula 1; National Challenge Series classes: Formula 2 to Formula 1.
e) Lightweight Twins may ride up one class to Heavyweight Twins
10. Turbocharged machines must ride UP one displacement class.
11. We will be holding races for 50 and 80cc machines at Putnam Park, Talladega, CMP, & Jennings GP in 2004 as well as other tracks if possible - we will try to inform everyone via the Fastline or our web site at www.wera.com if there are any additions to this limited schedule..
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50cc Superbike
Up to 50cc machines based on Superbike rules
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Up to 85cc machines based on Formula rules
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c)Races will be run on Saturday with one practice round in the morning and racing in the afternoon or during lunch break. Classes will be run on the track at the same time until there is enough interest to warrant splitting them.


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An Aprilia wouldn't be competitive with 600ss bikes. A 250gp bike like the Honda rs250 or the Yamaha tz250 will be competitive. I think Aprilia 250s usually race in the classes that 125gp bikes race in.
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