eKRAD electric Supermoto


eKRAD is a company from Germany that created world's first electric big Supermoto. The S-KRAD is a 95kg(200lbs) Supermoto with a 21kw / 45nm electro motor. The top speed of the bike is 90km/h. More info

Big or small? Hypermoto vs Supermoto

This one if for our Dutch readers. Motorfreaks was wondering which was better: A supermoto or a hypermotard? So they tested the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 against the Yamaha WR250X. Too bad they didn't choose a more powerful supermoto to make it more fair. So are you wondering which is better? Go read the test here

Graves releases new exhaust system for Yamaha's


Graves Motorsports announces the public release of their new patented A.D.S.D.™ technology, available on the Graves line of Yamaha YZ and WR-series performance exhaust systems.

Graves began development on the ADSD™ system due to increasingly strict sound regulations for competition world-wide. The goal was to exceed the exceptional level of quality and performance of previous generations of Graves Motorsports exhaust systems while complying with all regulatory bodies in regards to decibel levels.

The average ADSD™ sound reduction over a conventional-style exhaust is 2.5db, while maintaining horsepower increases of 12-20%. The secret is in the two-chambered header pipe, specifically tuned to divert returning exhaust pulses, avoiding power-robbing turbulence near the exhaust port and reducing sonic amplification.

This system has been extensively tested by the Graves Factory Supermoto Team and was used by Brandon Currie to sweep the 2008 AMA Supermoto Lites Championship and on Mark Burkhart’s 2008 Moto X Games race winning machine.

Available for:

2007 - 2009 Yamaha YZ450F 98 DB @ 4000 RPM
2008 - 2009 Yamaha YZ250F 98 DB @ 5000 RPM
2008 - 2009 Yamaha WR250R 95 DB @ 5000 RPM
2008 - 2009 Yamaha WR250X 95 DB @ 5000 RPM

MSRP around $800

Angus Reekie and KTM win Australian Supermoto Championship


Davide Gozzini and Angus Reekie

Angus Reekie has confirmed his status as Australia’s best supermoto rider, taking out his third consecutive multi class Australian Championship with KTM at Northam Park in WA.

Entered on board the KTM 505 SMR in the S1 class (450cc four stroke to 700cc four stroke) and the KTM 450 SMR in the S2 class (250cc to 450cc), Reekie started the racing strong matching lap times to Italian guest rider and former World Champion, Davide Gozzini.

Reekie comments, "It hasn’t sunk in that I have now won three consecutive multi class titles for supermoto with KTM, but I still feel pretty excited at the same time.

Read more: Angus Reekie and KTM win Australian Supermoto Championship

Supermoto International post-christmas trackday

Only £30 gets you some post-Christmas supermoto track action as
Tuesday 30th December sees the running of a Supermoto International tarmac/dirt supermoto track day at Anglia Karting, Pickenham, Nr Swaffham, Norfolk UK. This event is being backed by the UK’s only supermoto mag Supermoto International and so the price is reduced to a mere £30 for SMI subscribers. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can still pre-book a place, price £40 for the full day (10.00-16.00).

Read more: Supermoto International post-christmas trackday

Gozzini races in the final round of Australian Championship



World #2 Champion in Supermoto, Davide Gozzini will debut at the final round of the KTM Australian Supermoto Championship at the Northam Motorcycle Festival this weekend.

All the way from Italy and holding the #1 title in his homeland, Gozzini will feature as a special guest in the championship and will take on Australia’s best supermotard riders such as championship leader Angus Reekie in some of the best racing ever seen in WA.

The sport has come a long way in Western Australia, being introduced to Australia's motorcycle racing culture only 4 years ago. The KTM Australian Supermoto Championship is taking place all weekend in Northam where 900 tonnes of dirt has been carted in to produce one of the greatest racing events on the streets of WA.

Born and bred in Europe, the sport is becoming more popular by the minute. With over 115 competitors arriving in WA from around Australia and from Italy for this special event, there have been discussions held with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi about the potential of hosting the World Championship or a World Style Event right here in the heart of the city - with the outcome looking very positive.

More info about the Northam Motorcycle Festival

German Championship Calendar 2009


The provisionary calendar for the 2009 German Supermoto Championship has been released:

25/26 April 2009 Stendal Flugplatz
16/17 Mai 2009 St. Wendel Wendalinuspark
13./14 Juni 2009 Großenhain Flugplatz
27/28 Juni 2009 Harsewinkel Emstalstadion
18/19 Juli 2009 TBA
25/26 Juli 2009 Ulm
08/09 August 2009 TBA
29/30 August 2009 Lausitzring DEKRA Teststrecke mit Steilkurve
19/20 September 2009 Freiburg Gewerbepark Breisgau
03/04 Oktober 2009 Saarbrücken Saarterrassen

Source: Supermoto.de

Derbi DRD EVO SM Limited edition




From now on Supermoto Central will also be reporting about the Supermoto bikes available for the younger readers(or for the kids of older readers). Like 50cc Supermoto's,Pitbikes and 125cc models.

The first news is about Derbi's new Limited Edition DRD EVO SM. It's pretty much a normal DRD EVO SM with some fancy black Paioli 40mm forks, new rear suspension, red wheel striping, red brake calipers.

Personally I think the bike would look better with a normal Supermoto style front fender but who am I to judge. Prices not available yet.

More info

Indoor Motocross & Supermoto event



The indoor Supercross and Supermoto event will be organised during MotorCycle-Event 2009 in IJsselhallen Zwolle, the Netherlands. One of the halls with a floor surface of 5500 m2 will be transformed into a spectacular indoor circuit with 2000 cubic metres of sand/clay soil. National and international top riders, grandstands, lightshows, cheerleaders and the famous announcer Diederick de Vries will make sure that the crowd goes wild! There will be stands including team trucks with the newest cross/off-road machines, clothing, accessories etc. of Yamaha NL, Kawasaki NL, Suzuki NL and KTM NL.

Under the auspices of the MON (Motor sport Organisation Netherlands, the following competitions will be held:
- Demo competitions on Friday (evening) January 30th 2009
- Open trophy competitions n Saturday January 31st 2009
- National and international competitions with prize money on Sunday February 1st 2009.

They promise you an indoor motor spectacle of international allure as hasn’t been seen in The Netherlands for several years.

This event is still looking for foreign riders to enter the Supermoto races, prize money upto €750 for first place can be earned! Check out more information about this event here

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