Great news from the amateur Supermoto scene in the US, while the pro AMA Supermoto series is having some problems the small clubs are doing great. The new schedules for the 2009 season are popping up for the various series and they look really good. The amateur scene in the US is pretty healthy.
For example Colorado has a new Supermoto series called: the Supermoto5280 Series. 5280 stands for 5280ft elevation (1 mile high) which is the elevation of the city Denver. They are organizing 10 rounds at various tracks in Colorado. More info can be found at the special Supermoto5280 section at SupermotoJunkie
Florida also has a new Supermoto series: the Florida Supermoto Series. They are organizing 8 races this year. Their schedule can be found at our Racing section or on their website. The first race is during Daytona bike week and it is at the Starke track in Florida on March 7th. So if you fancy a race in the south go check out the info about this race here
Philadelphia’s Christini Technologies is taking its all-wheel-drive motorcycle design to the streets with the unveiling of its AWD SuperMoto. Debuting at the Jan 16th New York IMS show, the prototype SuperMoto is a KTM 450 SX-F kitted out with parts from the KTM catalog. Aftermarket upgrades include Maxxis Presa Goldspeed tires along with the signature Christini AWD system.
Boris Chambon will be changing the blue TM for a red Honda in 2009
Boris Chambon will be riding a Honda CRF450R in the S1 class of the French Supermoto Championship in the 2009 season. It is unknown if he will enter in the World Supermoto Championship. More information isn't available yet. This news comes from his official website
Another special creation from the Italian V2 Racing shop. After the beautiful V2 Racing Dorsoduro RR they created the Dorsoduro R. The Dorsoduro R is a street legal bike with some very trick goodies that bring the weight down by 12kg (27lbs) and increase the performance by 6hp. V2 Racing will offer this model in a limited series of 50 bikes. Price is 13,900 euro.
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Great day for Husqvarna today as the manufacturer presented its Factory Teams for the 2009 season at the Roadhouse in Buguggiate, a town close to the factory’s base Varese (Italy). The event took off after the welcome of Husqvarna Motorcycles Srl President Rainer Thoma and the presentation of the racing activities by Husqvarna Racing Coordinator Martino Bianchi.