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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

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

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