sports bike

Changes from 2008 Rules in BLUE.

Class Designations: SB preceded by car number.

Sports Bike is a class for riders of 1999 and newer Japanese and European Sports Bikes.  American bikes are restricted to V-Rods and Buells. Racing  is run on a dial your own (DYO) system. Treaded DOT motorcycle tyres only are to be used.



Engine: Engine must be OEM to the make of bike.  Unlimited engine modifications permitted. Engine swaps permitted. Refer General Regulations and


Exhaust: Aftermarket exhaust permitted. Refer General Regulations 4.1.4


Fuel/Fuel Systems: Fuel cells permitted.  Restricted to pump, racing petrol or methanol only.  Refer General Regulations 4.1.6, 4.1.7 and


Ignition: Aftermarket ignition systems permitted.  Refer General Regulations 4.8.3


Liquid Overflow:  Refer General Regulations 4.1.9


Nitrous Oxide: Permitted. Refer General Regulations 4.1.12


Turbocharger, Supercharger:  Permitted. Refer General Regulations 4.1.14 



    • Data loggers permitted.
    • Aftermarket ECU’s and controllers permitted.
    • Power shifters, shift kill and engine kill devices permitted.
    • Power Commanders and TRE’s permitted
    • Aftermarket traction control and anti wheel stand devices prohibited. 

Each of the following must be a physical function of the rider and be controlled manually.  Each must occur immediately after the rider’s input without delay devices of any type.

  • When a gear shift is made
  • When the bike leaves the start line.
  • When the throttle is opened or closed. (OEM Fly by Wire exempt)
  • When the brakes are operated. (ABS systems permitted)


Chain Guard: Required.


Clutch: Aftermarket clutches including lock up or sliders permitted.


Transmission: Transmission must be OEM to the make of bike.  Transmission modifications permitted.  Auto transmissions prohibited.  Refer Electronics section above for gear shifting requirements. 

Brakes and Suspension 

Brakes: Operative hydraulic front and rear brakes required as a minimum.


Suspension: Aftermarket front and rear suspension permitted.  Minimum of 1 inch (25mm) travel required in front  suspension. Extended Swing Arm permitted.  Steering dampers highly recommended.


Wheelie Bars: Not permitted. 

Body and Chassis 

Appearance: Bodywork must resemble 1999 or newer model from the same manufacturer of the Engine used. Fully faired models must use a 3/4 fairing as a minimum. Naked bike models must at least have a facsimile of a headlight or nose fairing.. Bodywork may be stretched and/or exaggerated to reflect the modifications to the chassis. Seat upholstery not required.


Frame: OEM frame must be retained. Frame modifications permitted but must be engineered appropriately. Purpose built frames not permitted. Bolt on Swing arm required. May be extended or replaced by aftermarket item. Fully welded rear sections prohibited. Bolt on Struts may be used to lock up the rear of the chassis. 


Wheelbase: Maximum wheelbase of 75 inches or (1905mm) measured from centre of the rear axle to centre of the front axle.


Ground clearance: Minimum ground clearance 2” with rider seated, legs forward with heals on the ground. 

Wheels and Tyres 

Wheels: Aftermarket wheels permitted.  Minimum diameter for front and rear rim is 16 inches (406mm).


Tyres: All tyres must be treaded, DOT approved and must be commercially available in Australia.  Slick  tyres prohibited.  All tyres must carry a sufficient speed rating for the performance of the bike. 

Rider and Safety 

ANDRA Tech Inspection:  Refer General Regulations 4.9.10


Licence Requirements:  Refer Credentials 4.10.3.


Helmet: Required.  Refer General Regulations 4.10.8


Protective Clothing: All permanent ANDRA Licence holders, or any rider quicker than 10.50 (1/4 mile)/6.70 seconds (1/8 mile) at any event must wear helmet, visor or goggles, full leather gloves, full leathers and full leather boots extending at least 275mm (10.82 inch) from the base of the heel. Any rider not wearing full leathers will be ineligible for ANDRA Personal Accident benefits Riders who are not required to be the holder of a permanent ANDRA licence may compete in long trousers, a securely fastened leather Jacket and full leather gloves in lieu of full leathers. “FULL LEATHERS ONE OR TWO-PIECE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”  Refer General Regulations 4.10.10 


Sponsor Decals: All racers must display the event and class sponsor decals on both sides of the race vehicle at all times during the event.  Decals must be in a prominent location, clearly visible as required by Sport Compact Group Pty Ltd.  Failure to do so will forfeit any prize purse posted and may lead to disqualification.  No other event decals permitted.


Self Starting: Required. Push starts not permitted. No remote starters permitted.  Refer General Regulations 4.8.4


Tow Bikes/Vehicles: Prohibited. 

Record Setting 

There are 5 Records available within the Sports Bike Class as listed below.  To be eligible to set a Sports Bike Class Record below, bikes must meet the record requirements.  Only Qualifying, Eliminations and Final round runs can be counted towards ET/MPH records.  To set a record, it must be backed up by a second run within 1%.  It is the rider’s responsibility to present the bike to the scrutineering shed immediately after a run if they feel a record has been set.  Failure to do so will forfeit the record.  Officials will verify the record after a run if the racer feels they have set a record for that class. The record is only awarded to that rider holding the record at the end of the event.


Minimum Weights are only for Class Record setting:

Ballast NOT permitted.


Minimum Weight including rider: 

  • 485 pounds/ 220 kgs



Sports Bike 1.  All Motor Bike up to 1000cc with Stock OEM Swing Arm.


Sports Bike 2.  All Motor Bike up to 1000cc with Extended Swing Arm.


Sports Bike 3.  All Motor Bike 1001cc and over with Stock OEM Swing Arm.


Sports Bike 4.  All Motor Bike 1001cc and over with Extended Swing Arm.


Sports Bike 5.  All Motor Bike Twin, any capacity, 2 Cylinder engine with Any Swing Arm.


Definitions for the purpose of class records:

Stock OEM Swing Arm: Stock EM Swing Arm must be a match to the OEM frame used and may not be modified in any way that increases the bikes wheelbase.

For printable version of Sports Bike rules click HERE.

For General Regulations and Race Procedures click HERE.


1st in 2008 Series
Jason Hammelswang - 2006 Yamaha YZF R1

2nd in 2008 Series
Alex Tukavkin - 2006 Suzuki GSXR

3rd in 2008 Series
Rowan Lind - 2004 Honda CBR

2008 Series Record Holder
Sports Bike 1
Alex Tukavkin - 2006 Suzuki GSXR
9.8003 @ 146.06 mph

2008 Series Record Holder
Sports Bike 2
Mike Dracy - Suzuki GSXR 1400
10.07 @ 146.1 mph

2008 Series Record Holder
Sports Bike 3
Jason Ellem -1999 Suzuki Hayabusa
9.059 @ 162.12 mph

2008 Series Record Holder
Sports Bike 4
Andrew Mearns - 2005 Kawasaki ZX12R
9.117 @ 156.9 mph

2008 Series Record Holder
Sports Bike 5
Mick Withers - 2008 Yamaha MT-01
11.774 @ 113.57 mph