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Aprilia Supermoto Cup 2009


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.

No HMC KTM team in the 2009 AMA Supermoto season



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

AMA/XTRM Supermoto Championship season review DVD


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.

New Zard exhaust for KTM Supermoto's


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 December Issue is out

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.

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

2008 XTRM AMA Supermoto Championship DVD

Introducing the first-ever season review DVD for the XTRM AMA Supermoto Championship. For six rounds, pro racers from the United States and across the country fought to become the best in their class within the unique sport of supermoto. Not only will you see the intense racing action from all six rounds of the 2008 series, you'll also get to meet the athletes, here more about supermoto from heroes like Carey Hart and Doug Henry, and learn about the technology through "Tech Talk" with team personnel. This DVD is a must-have for any sports junkie!

More info here

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