A report on Cycle News states the AMA will allow traction control on AMA Superbikes beginning this weekend. Traction control has been used on MotoGP and World Superbikes but has not been allowed in the AMA. According to the source of their report, it may be allowed for the rest of the season based on the outcome of a Superbike commission meeting in Rome next week.
The problem here is the AMA’s quick change rules. With all of the early season turmoil from the Buell XBRR, the pace car at Daytona, the illegal fuel in Supercross, you would think they would want to settle down a bit before doing something like this. Some teams, like Ducati, may be ready to implement traction control immediately while others may not have the ability to smoothly change over. This would certainly seem to be an off season type of rule change to allow all teams an equal chance to get things ironed out.
Whether this will take place has not been confirmed and the AMA has made no official announcement. We’ll see.
UPDATE: The AMA says traction control is still illegal.
Link: Cycle News