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In December, we were excited to share American Flat Track’s announcement of their new AdventureTrackers class, set to debut at the Sturgis TT (formerly known as the Spirit of Sturgis TT). AFT has just released the rules and regulations of this new class, as well as a list of eligible motorcycles. They include:

BMW R 1250 GS
BMW R 1300 GS
Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 1158
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250
Honda Africa Twin 1100
Kawasaki Versys 1000
KTM 1290 Super Adventure
KTM 1390 Super Adventure
Suzuki V-Strom 1050
Triumph Tiger 1200
Yamaha Super Ténéré 1200

I thought the Harley-Davidson vs. Indian action of King of the Baggers was fun, but AdventureTrackers will have far more variety with nine different manufacturers eligible to compete. BMW and KTM even get two eligible models to choose from.

The full ruleset of AdventureTrackers reveals just how close these bikes must be to their factory configurations. You’ll never convince me that the Road Glides and Challengers used in King of the Baggers have much in common with the bikes we can buy for the strreet, but there’s a pretty good chance that the adventure bikes we currently own are already more modified than AdventureTrackers will allow. Here’s the full list from 6.20 Items That May Be Replaced/Modified:

Mufflers, slip-on only
Exhaust system catalyst
Chain guides
Brake pads, brake hoses, and brake fittings
Air filter
Any type of lubrication, brake, or suspension fluid may be used
Spark plugs
Oil and fuel filters
Engine side covers that retain fluids
Cooling system thermostat and radiator cap
OEM or aftermarket clutch assemblies with or without back-torque limiting capabilities

Additionally, OEM antilock brakes, traction control, and wheelie control may be disabled, but non-OEM systems may not be added. Other than that, they’re pretty much stock motorcycles with a minimum weight requirement of 480 lbs.

So far, the only AdventureTrackers race scheduled is the Sturgis TT. However, AFT confirmed to me that they do hope to turn this into an ongoing series, perhaps as early as next year depending on a few factors. AFT promises more information soon.

This article was originally published by a www.advrider.com

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