Super motard is super motorcyclist in french. This originally was a series meant to showcase the talents of motorcycling's top racers, racers from MX, flat-track, Road Racing, then throw them on a mixed surface, closed course, riding suitable machinery. The winner is the "Super Motorcyclist"
The machines (supermotards) are designed to compete in this challenging enviroment. The most popular ones are endowed with a huge 2 or 4-stroke single, Tweaked dirt suspension, sticky hand-cut tires and serious brakes.
For the streets this type of bike is a surprising blast.
Since the average public secondary road is a far cry from the superb pavement on a track, the extra suspension provides endless line choices with a huge margin of safety.
A big tuned 4 stroke single can easily deliver over 50 torquey horseys to the rear wheel. Modern engines produce very little vibration and have broad, meaty power-bands.
On a bike weighing so little with the mass so central, well, flickable doesn't begin to describe how fast you can change direction. Quick and responsive, ah nuts you have to ride one!
Don't gold wing or iron butt rally one of these, ride em to work, in the city, on twisty country roads.....Theyr'e a blast everywhere.
If you don't do a big stoppy or wheely in front of a cop, they just seem to ignore you!
Ask the local shop what it takes to get a 2-stroke on the street in your area.
You can definitely take em on the freeway, but since you don't have a fairing, 90 mph is about as fast as you would want to go.
The slender seat sucks on the freeway however.