haha you're crazy
I would LOVE to but I can't afford another bike! I just need to find a team that believes in me and will give me a ride to go race that class
Roaring Toyz is sponsoring Kaleb and they built the bike for him so he just had to hop on a plane from Tx and go race.
Not to mention that is about 20k into the engine
5k into suspension
2500 into bodywork and mounts
and no doubt another 3-5k into rearsets, bars, offset adjustable triples, lightweight battery and frame modification etc.......
and you still need to buy the bike and do all the work
I know Draiks bike...........it is about a $40,000 dollar bike with shit no other fz07 can even get yet as he is stationed out of MN all this summer working for AP who is doing "all" of the work on said bike.......... just 70 miles away from me
So the 5000ish bucks he has won this season thus far has not even covered travels and lodging and entry fees, let alone shown any "profit" or even buy the bike............ or pay for the super high maintenance costs and repairs........
It isn't like the days when Yamaha was paying big bucks in the late 80's and one could club race and win like 15k in the season and pay for your entire season and the bike.............. (because everything cost about 1/4th as much then too)
I bet if you are self sponsored you need atleast 65k to actually break even in twins class and that is if you do not blow up more than one engine.....
add atleast 12k-20k for each engine you disintegrate