2009 Husqvarna SM450RR & SM530RR



In 2008, Husqvarna once again showed its complete dominance of the Supermoto World Championships when Adrien Chareyre and his Husqvarna SMR 530 won two world titles.

To celebrate this success, Husqvarna has decided to present two limited-edition racing models this year, the SM 450RR and the SM 530RR. Both models will be fitted with the same racing components as the machines ridden by Adrien Chareyre, Gerald Delepine and Thomas Chareyre.
Now real off-road enthusiasts can take to the track on the same machines as world champions. The machines will have a completely new look starting from a new supermotard front mudguard and a special colour scheme to highlight their competitive, winning nature. The saddle has been specially designed to offer the rider better when accelerating.

The bikes will offer a TIG welded frame with adjustable steering head just like on the official Team Husqvarna machine as well as a shortened, black anodised swingarm to improve traction and manoeuvrability. The one-piece steering plate is made from anodised Ergal and the increased diameter steering pivot is in aluminium. The RRs will have Alpina tubeless STS rims with a 120/70 x 16.5 tyre at the front and a Dunlop 170/55 x 17 slick at the rear. The brakes are the real news item for this year with a one-piece caliper and pump.

The SM 450 RR and SM 530 RR have "Wave" discs with a 310mm disc up front for a better compromise between adjustability and stopping power. As regards suspension - up front there are 50 mm Marzocchi forks with a sealed cartridge unit and anodised black fork bottoms while, at the rear, there is a Sachs racing aluminium-bodied shock absorber and the frame is painted black.
The more powerful "race" engine is mated to a six-speed box derived from motocross versions as are the STM slipper clutch, the electric starter, the 41 mm Keihin carburettor and the special cams and pistons. In collaboration with Arrow, Husqvarna engineers designed a tailor-made exhaust system for the SM530 RR.

Like that on the SM 450 RR, it is made from titanium and features twin silencers. The heat shield is also made from titanium. The twin-coloured anodised aluminium filler cap is new as are the anodised Ergal racing handlebar clamps. These are one-piece items bearing the legendary Husqvarna name.
The motorcycles come supplied with spare sprockets and crown wheels and a set of steering rake sockets as well as a racing type side stand, racing brake and clutch levers and hand guards The machines are not homologated for use on the road and can only be ridden on a track. They will be available from early December through orders made through the Husqvarna sales network.

More pics at Husqvarna's new website

2009 KTM 990SMR

We posted pics of this bike before but now there is a studio shot of the bike available. I must say it's a really beautiful bike.

What's so special about this R version?

- White fairings

- Orange Frame

- Cast lightweight wheels

- Brembo monoblock front caliper

- Black swingarm

- Tank has different shape

Production of this bike will start in Februari 2009.

New KTM 990SMT

KTM released pictures of the 2009 KTM 990SMT. It's pretty much a Touring version of the normal 990SM with a front fairing. More info follows when available.

2009 Aprilia SXV550





Fresh from the EICMA in Milan. The 2009 Aprilia SXV450/550. Only new colors, no technical changes for 2009.

New Partner: Schuurman BV

Supermoto Central is proud to announce a new partner: Schuurman BV

Under the brand name GOLDSPEED RACING PRODUCTS they supply a unique programme of top-level supermoto equipment like carbon wheels and Triple Clamps, Swing-arm Link systems. Schuurman BV is the exclusive European distributor for the MAXXIS GOLDSPEED Supermoto road and racing tyres. Furthermore they represent quality brands like BST, DCR and Moto Master. 


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Official pic Benelli BX570 Supermoto

Tomorrow on the 4th of November starts the Annual EICMA show in Milan. Above is the first official studio photo of the new Benelli BX570 Supermoto. 

Keep your eyes on Supermoto Central for more Supermoto news from the EICMA!

Round 6 French Supermoto Championship


MotorsTV is a channel airing all kinds of motorsports championships. They also air the French supermoto championship and fortunately they uploaded some of those races on youtube.

Here's round 6 from the French supermoto shampionship. Have fun watching!

You can find more videos from the French supermoto championship here

FIM Supermoto to Britain in 2009

Youthstream released the provisional calender for 2009 and it's a good thing to see the FIM Supermoto Championship will also race in Britain! On 30 May (Saturday) the best supermoto riders of the world will race at Mallory Park

Here's the provisional calendar:

19 April
24 May
30 May (Saturday)
Mallory Park
14 June
Pas de la Casa
12 July
06 September
27 September
03 October (Saturday)
11 October
18 October - FIM SuperMoto of Nations - BULGARIA - Pleven

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