Aprilia will be organizing the 4th edition of the Aprilia Supermoto Cup next year. the 2009 edition of the class dedicated to the twin cilinder Aprilia SXV. The Aprilia Supermoto Cup proved to be a big succes considering the high number of entrants in the last couple of years.The Cup has been run in several countries like Italy, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.
The Cup features two classes for the Aprilia SXV 4,5 to SXV 5,5 the Series (standard engines) and the Open (for tuned engines) classes. If you become champion of one of these two classes you will win an Aprilia SXV.
The most important news about the 2009 edition is the addition of a 125 class in the Italian Aprilia Cup, featuring the two stroke Aprilia SX125. A new category created to allow more young people to enjoy the Supermoto sport. There will be 5 races, all one street circuits. The official calendar will be released soon.
Roadracerx had a little talk with HMC KTM team owner Mitch Hansen. During Mitch Hansen’s six-year tenure as the HMC Red Bull KTM Supermoto team owner, his riders have brought home two AMA Supermoto titles—the most recent coming with the 2008 Premier Title by Australian Troy Herfoss. But with economics dictating a KTM farewell to the American Supermoto racing next year, Mitch and HMC will likewise leave that series in favor of continuing to partner with KTM for the ’09 iteration of the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup… while dreaming of a potential, eventual move to American Superbike racing in the meantime.
Read the complete interview here
The AMA/XTRM Supermoto Championship season review DVD is being offered for the very first time in the series’ six-year history. It covers all six USA pro rounds along with behind-the-scenes interviews with many of the competitors including all three class champions, and find out what makes supermoto unique and attractive from heroes Carey Hart, Nicky Hayden and Doug Henry. Even jump into the team transporters to see how the riders and team personnel prepare for battle. Find out the technology behind the sport through “Tech Talk” segments such as the reasoning behind using slipper clutches.
USA customers can pre-order the DVD for a discounted price of $19.95 with free shipping. International customers can also pre-order the DVD for 19.95 US Dollars plus $20 shipping. Currently the DVD is in the NTSC format. If the producers receive enough European inquiries, they will produce the European-specific video format. Visit www.supermototv.com.
This one is for our readers from the US. SpeedTV will be airing the 2008 AMA Supermoto Championship this december, check out the airing schedule here
Italian exhaust manufactuer Zard has developed a couple of new products for the KTM Supermoto models. Zard developed a new can for 950 KTM Supermoto and 990 Supermoto. The can is stainless steel with a carbon, black anodized aluminium or silver shell. The exhaust is available in a carbon racing version with Db killer and a catalyzed or racing model in aluminum. The supplied technical data from ZARD claim an increase of 3,5hp in power and a weight reduction of 4,6kg(9lbs).
For the 690 KTM Supermoto ZARD has developed a complete 1 into 2 Kit in stainless steel or full titanium. The can is available in a catalyzed version with Db killer or a racing version (102 db). Zard claims that this kit will increase the power with 4 hp and reduce the weight by 3,8kg(8lbs) with the titanium version.
More info and prices here
Motocrossdigital is a free offroad Motosport magazine. I am a really big fan of this magazine and download it every month. It's always filled with the latest news, interviews, race reports and articles about new offroad technology. The also have a supermoto news section and a supermoto section with race reports and interviews. This month they interviewed S2 World Champion Adrien Chayere. Go download the magazine for free at www.motocrossdigital.com
I also recommend to download the november issue which has more supermoto content than the december issue.