FIM World Record Regs

Extracts from FIM World Records Regulations

This page is for informational purposes only. Please review current rules with FIM.

 

Short distance record attempts

There is NO distinction between Category I and Category II, 2-wheeled motorcycles for World Record for short distance attempts

Motorcycle (vehicle) classes fall into three Divisions.

Division A – Non-streamlined: 

The rider is visible at all times. No streamlining devices are permitted.

Division B – Partially streamlined: 

The rider is visible when viewed from both sides and from above (with the exception of hands and wrists). Front and rear wheel must remain partially uncovered (min 180°).

Division C – Streamlined: 

The rider is fully enclosed within the body of the vehicle.

Divisions are sorted by Types and Classes (see Divisions chart)

CATEGORIES, GROUPS, DIVISIONS, TYPES AND CLASSES

‘Categories’ describe the method by which the motorcycle is propelled. ‘Categories’ are further defined by ‘Groups’. ‘Divisions’ define the degree of streamlining. ‘Types’ are determined by power source and then subdivided into ‘Classes’. ‘Classes’ are determined by total engine displacement.

 

Categories and Groups

Category I

Motorcycles propelled by the action of one wheel in contact with the ground.

Group A1             Solo Motorcycles

2-wheeler vehicles making only one track on the ground.
Solo Motorcycles – Mono cylinder (according to the class capacities, up to 1000cc maximum), Division A and B.

Solo Motorcycles – Two cylinders (according to the class capacities, up to 3000cc maximum), Division A and B

Group A2              Scooters

Motorcycles with special characteristics (see definition ‘Scooters’). A scooter must

have its crankcase/swing-arm constructed into one single, rigid unit.

Group A3              Automatic 50 cc

Motorcycles driven by an engine capacity up to 50 cc and having automatic transmission

Group B1             Motorcycles with permanent Sidecar

Vehicles with three wheels, making two tracks on the ground, consisting of a motorcycle making one track, and a Sidecar for a passenger making the other.

 

Group B2             Motorcycles with permanent Sidecar

Vehicles with three wheels, making two or three tracks on the ground in the direction of forward travel, with a permanently attached Sidecar forming a complete integral unit.

If three tracks are made, the centre-line of the two tracks made by the motorcycle wheels must not be more than 75 mm apart. A track is determined by the longitudinal centre-line of each of the vehicle’s wheels in the direction of forward

 

Group B3              Cycle-cars

3-wheeled vehicles making three tracks on the ground forming a complete integral unit and having accommodation for a rider and passenger.

A cycle-car is a motorcycle with 3 wheels differing from a Sidecar in that 2 of the wheels are mounted on the same geometric horizontal axis. These may be on the front or rear of the vehicle and shall ensure stability of the vehicle.

Steering must be by handlebars with a minimum length of 500 mm or by a wheel with a minimum diameter of 300 mm.

The passenger can be by the side of the rider but not necessarily in the same frontal alignment. He can also be placed behind the rider. If bodywork does not enclose the wheels, wheels must be protected by mudguards.

 

 

 

Category II

Motorcycles propelled by the action of two wheels in contact with the ground.

Group A1             Solo Motorcycles

2-wheeled vehicles making only one track on the ground.

 

Category III

Special vehicles propelled by the action of one or more wheels or track devices in contact with the ground but which are not covered by the conditions for Category I or II.

Group E               Snowmobiles

Group G               Quad Racers

Category IV 

Special vehicles not propelled by wheels in contact with the ground.

Group Y                Specials 

 

 

Divisions, Types and Classes

 Division A (Non-streamlined)

Types Classes
Type I – Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated  Type II – Internal combustion, spark ignition, forced induction  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*adjustment for rotary engines

 

Displacement  1.) up to    50 cc2.) over     50 cc to     85 cc3.) over     85 cc to   100 cc   4.) over   100 cc to   125 cc

5.) over   125 cc to   175 cc

6.) over   175 cc to   250 cc

7.) over   250 cc to   350 cc

8.) over   350 cc to   500 cc

9.) over   500 cc to   750 cc

10.) over   750 cc to 1000 cc

11.) over 1000 cc to 1350 cc

12.) over 1350 cc to 2000 cc

13.) over 2000 cc to 3000 cc

 

Type III – Internal combustion, compression ignition, naturally aspirated     1.)  up to   750 cc2.)  over    750 cc to  1500 cc3.)  over  1500 cc to  3000 cc
Type IV – Internal combustion, compression ignition, forced induction  
Type VII – Solar/Electric powered     1.)  up to 150 kg2.)  over  150 kg to 300 kg3.)  over  300 kg 
   
Type X – Other propulsion   (Appendices governing the classes on these groups to be issued as each case is presented.)

 

Type Classes
Type V – Spark ignition     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displacement*1.)  up to   50 cc2.)  over    50 cc to     80 cc3.)  over    80 cc to   100 cc

4.)  over  100 cc to   125 cc

5.)  over  125 cc to   175 cc

6.)  over  175 cc to   250 cc

7.)  over  250 cc to   350 cc

8.)  over  350 cc to   500 cc

9.)  over  500 cc to   750 cc

10.) over 750 cc to   1000 cc

11.) over 1000 cc to 1350 cc

12.) over 1350 cc to 2000 cc

Division B (Partially-streamlined)

Type Classes
Type I – Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated   Type II – Internal combustion, spark ignition, forced induction   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*adjustment for rotary engines 

 

Displacement* 1.)  up to 50 cc2.)  over     50 cc  to      85 cc3.)  over     85 cc  to    100 cc

4.)  over   100 cc  to    125 cc

5.)  over   125 cc  to    175 cc

6.)  over   175 cc  to    250 cc

7.)  over   250 cc  to    350 cc

8.)  over   350 cc  to    500 cc

9.)  over   500 cc  to    750 cc

10.)  over   750 cc  to  1000 cc

11.)  over 1000 cc  to  1350 cc

12.)  over 1350 cc  to  2000 cc

13.)  over 2000 cc  to  3000 cc

 

Type III – Internal combustion, compression ignition, naturally aspirated   Type IV – Internal combustion,

compression ignition, forced induction 

 

  1.)  up to   750 cc2.)  over    750 cc to  1500 cc3.)  over  1500 cc to  3000 cc
Type VII – Solar/Electric powered      1.)  up to 150 kg2.)  over  150 kg to 300 kg3.)  over  300 kg
   
Type X – Other propulsion    (Appendices governing the classes on these groups to be issued as each case is presented.) 
   

 

Division C (Streamlined) 

*adjustment for rotary engines 13.) over 2000 cc to 3000 cc
Type VI – Compression ignition (diesel)        1.)  up to  750 cc2.)  over   750 cc to  1500 cc3.)  over 1500 cc to  3000 cc
Type VII – Solar/Electric powered     1.) up to 150 kg2.) over  150 kg to 300 kg3.) over  300 kg
   
Type X – Other propulsion    (Appendices governing the classes on these groups to be issued as each case is presented.)