1996 FIM Superbike European Championship
1996 FIM International Superbike Regulations
Motorcycles for Superbike correspond to motorcycles of current production, available to the public, which have been manufactured and sold for everyday road use. Motorcycles must be approved and homologated by the FIM for competition in FIM Superbike events. Manufacturers are required to produce a minimum number of a specific motorcycle in order for it to be homologated; a factory that produces more than 100,000 units per year must produce 500 for homologation, a factory producing at least 50,000 units per year must produce 250, and all other factories must produce 150. Only modifications specified within the approved homologation documents for each model are permitted. The lower fairing must be designed to accommodate at least half the capacity of the oil and engine coolant used in the motorcycle if the engine is damaged. Only brake discs made of iron are permitted. Number plate colours are white background with black numbers (RAL colour table values: 9005 black and 9010 white).
601-750cc, four-stroke, 4-cylinder, minimum dry weight 162kg;
601-900cc, four-stroke, 3-cylinder, minimum dry weight 162kg;
751-1000cc, four-stroke, 2-cylinder, minimum dry weight 162kg.
Bimota SB7; Ducati 851; Ducati 888; Ducati 916; Honda RC30 (VFR750R); Honda RC45 (RVF750); Kawasaki ZXR750 (K); Kawasaki ZXR750 (L); Kawasaki ZXR750 (M); Kawasaki ZX-7RR; Suzuki GSX-R750 (WN); Suzuki GSX-R750 (WP); Suzuki GSX-R750 (WR); Suzuki GSX-R750 (WS); Suzuki GSX-R750 (T); Yamaha TRX850; Yamaha OW01 (FZR750R); Yamaha YZF750 (YZF750SP).
2 official qualifying sessions, each rider's fastest lap time from either session is taken as their qualification time. The maximum lap time required to qualify will be equal to 110% of the fastest time. All riders must complete a minimum number of timed laps in official qualifying sessions.
1 race of approximately 90km distance at each round. The starting grid will be based on official qualification times.
Riders Championship: 1st: 25; 2nd: 20; 3rd: 16; 4th: 13; 5th: 11; 6th: 10; 7th: 9; 8th: 8; 9th: 7; 10th: 6; 11th: 5; 12th: 4; 13th: 3; 14th: 2; 15th: 1.