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    Default Hero EBR to race in WSBK in 2014: xBhp News

    Hero MotoCorp EBR will compete in World Superbike in the 2014 season.

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    Hero and Erik Buell Racing recently made an announcement that they will be taking part in the WSBK Season 2014. This announcement was made after the unveiling of the EBR 1190RX. EBR will be the only American Company participating in WSBK and it will be the first for Indian Company Hero to be on the Global Racing Stage.

    The company also revealed that Geoff May will be riding for them in WSBK 2014. May will be riding the newly launched 1190 RX and the not the bike used in AMA Superbikes.

    EBR will race with the same main sponsor as its AMA Superbike team, Hero MotoCorp the worlds largest motorcycle manufacturer based out of India. In 2014 EBR dealers will also offer Hero MotoCorp products in the US. EBR says it will offer three Hero motorcycles and one scooter, though the models have yet to be decided.

    Source: Erik Buell Racing Confirmed for 2014 World SBK with Geoff May
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    Default Re: Hero EBR to race in WSBK in 2014: xBhp News

    This is actually a good news.. this will help Hero learn more and have more experience and who knows they might get involved in motoGP like mahindra..

    But then.. main sponsor being hero.. what will they gain?? Sorry for the noob question

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    Default Re: Hero EBR to race in WSBK in 2014: xBhp News

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    But then.. main sponsor being hero.. what will they gain?? Sorry for the noob question

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    Recognition! Moreover, HMC is releasing their bikes in US too.

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    Recognition! Moreover, HMC is releasing their bikes in US too.
    Yes. I can understand that.. but is it gonna be worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreneav1987 View Post
    Yes. I can understand that.. but is it gonna be worth?

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    I think it will help Hero in a better way..
    see it like this, playing with players with the same leave/capabilities would not help us much, but when we play against experienced ones, it automatically helps in improving our game..
    I hope Hero really puts their best foot forward..
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    Absolutely.. but what if its just for marketing purposes they are doing this?? I hope they learn lot from this and take part in motoGP as well bring in good bikes in the lot for us..

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    Default Re: Hero EBR to race in WSBK in 2014: xBhp News

    its good that indian manufacturers are moving to world racing stage .. good..

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    Default Erik Buell Racing joins WSBK for 2014 courtesy of Hero MotorCorp

    Erik Buell Racing joins WSBK for 2014 | WSBK News | Dec 2013 | Crash.Net

    Erik Buell Racing has officially confirmed it will join the World Superbike Championship ranks in 2014 to become the first-ever American manufacturer to enter the series.

    The firm, which has been racing in the AMA Superbike Championship for the past three seasons, will enter a pair of EBR 1190RX Superbikes for all-American rider pairing Aaron Yates and Geoff May, who competed with the manufacturer in 2013.

    EBR's move into international competition comes courtesy of investment from prominent key partner Hero MotorCorp, India's largest two-wheel manufacturer, following the acquisition of a large stake in EBR earlier this year. As such, the team set to race under the 'Team Hero EBR' banner in 2014.

    We are delighted to announce our plans to compete in the 2014 World Superbike championship, said team manager Giulio Bardi. The entire team is excited and looking forward to the challenge ahead. Our riders Geoff and Aaron are both proven front runners within the AMA championship and will bring a wealth of riding experience to our campaign. We have a lot of work to do but when the lights go out for the opening race at Phillip Island in February, we will be ready.

    Bardi's views were reflected by riders Yates and May who finished eighth and ninth respectively in the 2013 AMA Superbike Championship -, with both riders delighted to be making the jump.

    I'm delighted to remain with Team Hero EBR for 2014 and join them in moving to the World Superbike championship, said Yates. There will be a lot of new tracks to learn and a lot of data to collect, but we have a strong team with competent personnel so I am confident and excited to head to Australia where Geoff and I should both have a strong chance of scoring points in both races.

    This coming season is a new chapter for us and I can't wait to get started, added May. We know that we have a big challenge ahead of us but we are all ready for it. I am not expecting to be at the sharp end immediately but am confident of featuring inside the points consistently and springing a surprise or two throughout the year.

    An exciting addition to the World Superbike grid following the confirmation that iconic Italian marque MV Agusta will also be competing in 2014, as many as eight manufacturers are expected to be represented on the grid next season.
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