2021 Aprilia RS 660 Approved For MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 has met the AMA’s homologation requirements and is approved to compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship. “We are excited to have Aprilia race in our Twins Cup series with its new RS 660,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey.…

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Throwback Thursday: Long Live The Homologation Specials

When a motorcycle road racing organization, like AMA road racing and its current form MotoAmerica, requires that the motorcycles competing in the series be production-based streetbikes that have been adapted for closed-course competition, the motorcycle manufacturers sometimes produce a limited run of high-spec units for public sale so that they can legally be raced. Such motorcycles are commonly called “Homologation Specials.”…

Tech Tuesday: Homologation Fascination

“Homologation” is derived from the Greek word homologeo, which means “to agree.” By definition, homologation is the granting of approval by an official authority. In motorsports, homologation is the approval process that vehicles, racetracks, and even individual parts and components must go through in order to be certified for use in a race series. The process of testing and certification for conformance to technical standards is usually…

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