What Is It?
What the hell is a Supermotard?
First you take a little motocross, a smattering of flatrack, grab a handful of road racing, dump it all into a circus tent, mix it up, add some big balls (supplied by the rider), and that is SuperMotard!
For even more fun, slap on some lights, a plate, and take it to the street
This is a sport that originated in Europe and is gaining rapid popularity in the States. If you havenít watched it, you need to!
I am currently working on a SuperMotard and these are the specs:
Suspension lowered 1Ē front and rear
Sun Rims with Talon Spokes. 19Ē front/17Ē rear (soon to change to 17Ē front)
320mm Front Disc with brembo twin piston caliper
Dunlop K591ís front and rear (will change to Pilot Race when I mount the 17Ē front)
Although itís not yet street legal, there are a few companies that make lighting kits that are pretty easy to mount.
This bike will pull it up in 5th gear on the street. Short shifting is the order of the day. This bike will kick the shit out of any sportbike in the tight, twistie stuff, but suffers on the top end (100-110mph).
By the way, itís for sale! The KX500 is a little too much for me, and I plan on building a YZ426 this winter.
This is an inexpensive racing series to get into thatís an absolute kick in the ass!
If you want more information, please ask.