The class of supermoto originated in 1970, as a part of the extreme TV show that allowed riders from different classes to compete with each other, since the race took place on dirt, track, tarmac and through motocross obstacles. Though initially they were custom, built, today motards, are an independent family of bikes present within lineups of many manufacturers.
Ideal for streets and track, these machines are considered by many as perfect commuters, that are worthy of true street hooligans. In this episode of Automotive Territory we will be showing you production models of Supermoto motorcycles that can open to you the world of infinite fun and adventures!
More motorcycling releases that previously appeared on #AutomotiveTerritory:
Some of the most exciting motorcycle models: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onjS7YpaXEk
Most affordable sport bikes that exist in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiUP1vXDY1c
All of the bikes that were shown in #ATmotorcycles episode:
KTM 690 SMC R: ktm.com/en/supermoto/690-smc-r
Though KTM mostly competes with itself within the Supermoto class, they still are upping the game for the street hooligans by fully revising the 690 SMC R in 2019. The changes take place back and front including new chrome-moly frame for high torsional rigidity.
Husqvarna 701 Supermoto: husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en/supermoto/701-supermoto
After suffering a number of turbulent years and changing several owners, Husqvarna returned to street legal niche in 2016 by launching the 701 Supermoto. Three years later, the model still remains a classic example of a Supermoto bike and the work of art in its segment.
Husqvarna FS450: husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en/supermoto/fs-450/
The only factory-built supermoto race bike available on today’s market, Husqvarna FS450 got a ton of upgrades in 2019. Therefore, it arrives mostly unchanged for this model year, though the company claims that the riders will notice the improvements in control and power distribution.
Ducati Hypermotard 950/950 SP: ducati.com/ww/en/bikes/hypermotard/hypermotard-950
Ducati first entered the Supermoto segment in 2007, when the brand’s Hypermotard 1100 premiered on the market. In the following years, the company revised this bike family and introduced new models, culminating in the release of the new Hypermotard 950 and carbon-fiber enhanced 950SP in 2019.
Zero FXS: zeromotorcycles.com/zero-fxs
Based on the FX dirt-bike model from Zero Morcycles, the FXS is the only option in the segment, for those who want to go all-electric. Surprisingly, it is also one of the most affordable models, priced between $9 and 11,000.
Aprilia Dorsoduro 900: aprilia.com/en_EN/models/motorbikes/road/dorsoduro/Dorsoduro-900
Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 was introduced in 2018, replacing the brand’s Dorsoduro 750 and 1200 supermoto bikes. It shares the architecture with Aprilia’s previous builds, but gets a brand-new 896cc 90-degree v-twin engine netting 95 horses and 66 lb-ft of torque.
Beta RR MOTARD 2T 50: betamotor.com/en/moto/rr-motard-2t-50 and Beta RR MOTARD 4T 125 LC: betamotor.com/en/moto/rr-motard-4t-125-lc
The moped 2T is powered by a 49cc single cylinder 2 stroke engine and with only 5 horsepower should be ideal for a young rider, who just enters the Supermoto world. In turn, the larger 4T gets a 125cc liquid cooled single cylinder 4 stroke mill.
Honda CRF450L: powersports.honda.com/street/dual-sport/crf450l
It goes without saying that the true motard motorcycle is the one you build on your own from a true large displacement dual sport, the likes of the CRF450L, with an added bonus of it being legal to operate on the streets.
Rotobox Moto Splice: rotobox-moto.com/
Rotobox is a Slovenian manufacturer that until now has been specializing exclusively in racing motorcycle wheels. For the next, 2020, year, the company airs its first bike build, a Supermoto called Splice.
Alta Motors Redshift SM: altamotors.co/redshift-sm
Alta Motors had a great thing going back in the day producing fun off road and streetfighter motorcycles. The most remarkable model from the currently dissolved California startup was undoubtedly the Redshift SM.