The Vintage Road Racing Association has a class for virtually all motorcycles up to 1989, and for modern two stroke Grand Prix bikes up to 2006. Classes are divided into “Periods” according to the date of manufacture and underlying technology. If you can’t find your bike in the lists below, ask us and we’ll do our best to find your bike a place. We would love to have you race with us.

Period 1 - Classic Vintage
Maximum Model Year 1967

• 200 Grand Prix (up to 200cc)
• 250 Grand Prix (up to 250cc)
• 350 Grand Prix (251cc to 350cc)
• 500 Grand Prix (351cc to 500cc)
• Open Grand Prix (over 501)

  • Aermacchi/Harley Sprint (Any road-based 250 or 350cc four-stroke single up to and including 1974)
  • BMW Rennsport and /5 models (Maximum displacement 750cc)
  • BSA 441, B50 and twins to 750cc (No 4-valve heads will be permitted)
  • Bultaco (all motors and models through 1972)
  • Ducati singles
  • Greeves Silverstone
  • Harley-Davidson KR, ER, and CR roadracers
  • Honda CB/CL/SL 350cc with drum brakes, CR, CB, and CL twins to 500cc
  • Jawa (2-valve, four-stroke single cylinder speedway engines through 1978)
  • Laverda 750 SF
  • Montesa (All motors and bike models through 1972)
  • Norton 750cc Commando
  • Ossa (All bike models through 1972)
  • Rickman CR Road Racing chassis powered by H-D CR or ER, G50 or 7R
  • Royal Enfield
  • Seeley G50 or 7R
  • Suzuki T250, T350 & GT 250 (With Ram-Air removed)
  • Triumph twins to 750cc
  • Velocette
  • Yamaha TD-1C

A list of eligible machines, class exceptions and Period 1 guidelines can be found in our current Rule Book

Period 2 - 1960's Era
Maximum Model Year 1972

• Lightweight Supervintage – 125cc two strokes to 350cc four cylinder 4-strokes
• Heavyweight Supervintage – Two strokes up to 750cc, four stroke OHC engines up to 750cc, four stroke push rod engines up to 850cc
• Middleweight Production – 400cc two strokes to 650cc pushrod four stroke twins

  • Can-am MX-1, 2, 3 & 4 (175 and 250cc) 1973-1977
  • Harley-Davidson XR750, KR750
  • Honda CR350, CR750, MT 125R air cooled, CB 350/4 CB400F, CB500/550 up to 1978
  • Kawasaki H1R, H2R, H1, H2, S1, S2, S3, KH 400
  • Moto Morini 3 ½ Sport or Strada
  • Norton 850cc Commando
  • Suzuki TR500, TR750, GT500, GT750, GT550
  • Triumph/BSA triples built from 1969 to 1976
  • Yamaha TA 125, TD2, TD2B, TR2, TR2B, TD3, TR3 (air-cooled models only)

A list of eligible machines, class exceptions and Period 2 guidelines can be found in our current Rule Book

 

Period 3 - Superbike
Maximum Model Year 1982

• Lightweight – 250cc water-cooled and 400cc air-cooled two strokes. 550cc four cylinder, 650cc two cylinder and unlimited single cylinder 4 strokes
• Middleweight – 350cc water-cooled and 550cc three cylinder air-cooled two strokes. 750cc four cylinder and 860cc two cylinder four strokes
• Heavyweight – 750cc two strokes, 750cc water-cooled, 1100cc and unlimited push-rod four strokes

  • BMW R90S, R100S
  • Ducati Pantah/Alazzurra, TT2, 750SS, 900SS
  • Honda CBX250, CB400, 550, 650, 750F, 900F, CBX1000, CB1100R
  • Kawasaki KH400, H1R, H2R, KR750, KZ550, KZ650, KZ750, KZ900 KZ1000, KZ1100
  • Moto Guzzi 750S, 850, 1000LeMans
  • Suzuki GS425, GS550, GS750, GS1100, all Katana models up to 1100, all RGs to 1982, TR750
  • Yamaha LC250, LC350, TZ250J, 350G, 500, 750, XS400, XS500, XS650 XJ550, XJ650, XJ750, XJ1100

A list of eligible machines, class exceptions and Period 3 guidelines can be found in our current Rule Book

Period 4 - 1980's Era
Maximum Model Year 1989

• Formula 3 – 125cc GP bikes, 400 twin/triple and 500cc single two strokes. 400cc 4 stroke four cylinders, 650cc 4 stroke twins, Unlimited four stroke singles
• Formula 2 – 250cc 2 stroke GP bikes, 750cc 4 stroke twins, 860cc twins and 600cc multi cylinder four strokes
• Formula 1 – 500cc two strokes. 750cc multi cylinder and 1000cc twin four strokes,

  • Aprilia 250
  • Bimota DB1 750
  • BMW R100, K75
  • Cagiva 500 GP bike
  • Ducati Paso 750 to 906, 851/888, 750 F1, SS/Sport 750 to 900, 900SS air/oil cooled V-Twins to 1996
  • Honda XL/XR 500 to 650, RS 125 to 1994, RS 250 to 1990, 500, 650 Hawk, 600 Hurricane and 600
    F1, 750 Interceptor to 1989, RC30
  • Kawasaki KX 500, KLR 650, EX 500 to 2009, ZX6 (Ninja 600) A-D to 1993, ZX7 (Ninja750) to 1990
  • KTM 600
  • Moto Guzzi 1000 LeMans
  • Suzuki RM 500, DR650, GSF400 to 1993, GS500 to 2003, Gamma/RG 250 to 500, Katana 600/750 to
    1996, GSXR 750 to 1990
  • Yamaha RZ 350, TZ250 to 1990, TZR/TDR 250, FZR400 to 1990, FZR600 to 1999, FZR750 to 1989

A list of eligible machines, class exceptions and Period 4 guidelines can be found in our current Rule Book

Modern Grand Prix
Factory built two stroke road racing machines
  • 125 GP: Single cylinder liquid cooled up to 125cc
  • 250 GP: Any configuration up to 250cc
  • 500 GP: Any configuration 263cc and above
  • Aprilia RS125 and RS250R
  • Honda RS125 and RS250 1995 and up
  • Yamaha TZ125 and TZ250 1990 and up

A list of eligible machines, class exceptions and Modern GP guidelines can be found in our current Rule Book

New Classes For 2020
Period 4 Early and Period 5

For 2020 and 2021, the VRRA will host two new classes on a trial basis.

Period 4 Early provides a home for motorcycles built between 1983 and 1984 that may otherwise not be competitive in the existing P4 Formula 1 and P4 Formula 2 classes.

Period 5 provides 2 classes for late model bikes. Formula 2 provides a home for middleweight Sportbikes up to 1997 and Formula 1 for Superbikes up to 1996. Any machine originally manufactured for road racing or subsequently modified is eligible

Machines will run with the equivalent Period 4 F2 and Period 4 F1 classes, and all machines are eligible for both sprint and endurance races.

Period 4 Early

  • BMW: R65, R80, R100, K100
  • Ducati: Pantah 650, Paso, F1
  • Honda: VF 500/750 Interceptor (1983-1985), CBX750F, VT500
  • Kawasaki: GPZ550/750 (1983-1985)
  • Suzuki: GS 550/750/Katana (1983-1985), GR650 twin (1983-1989), GS550E/F, GS 750E/F, RG250 (1983-1987)
  • Yamaha: FJ600 (1983-1985), RZ500 (1984-1986), RZ350 (1983-1995), XJ750 (1982-1985)

Period 5

  • Aprilia: RS250 (street) to 1997, RSV250
  • Ducati: 748 all years,
  • Honda: RS250 to 1995, CBR600F2, CBR600F3 to 1998,
  • Kawasaki: ZX6E to 2002, ZX6R to 1997,
  • Suzuki: RGV250SP, RF600 to 1997, GSXR600 to 2000,
  • Yamaha: TZ250 to 1995, YZF600 to 2007
  • Britten: V-1000 Buell: S2 Thunderbolt to 1996
  • Ducati: 888, 916 all years
  • Harley Davidson: VR1000, XL883 to 2003
  • Honda: NSR500, VFR750 to 1997, RVF 750 and RC45 to 1996,
  • Kawasaki: ZX7 and ZX7R to 2003
  • Suzuki: RG500 all years, GSXR750 to 1998
  • Triumph: Daytona 750 Yamaha: YZR500, YZF750 to 1998

If you would like more information about Period 4 Early or Period 5, please contact our Technical Chairman