The supermoto scene is really starting
to kick-off. Much of its popularity can be put down to the
following; a) its fun and exciting, b) its appeals to motorcyclists
from a range of backgrounds (i.e. off-road guys, roadrace
guys, speedway...), c) its reasonably affordable and d)
its about rider skill - not who has the most powerful or
Perhaps your first step to becoming
involved in supermoto is to watch some racing and see if
the sport is for you. The pro-riders series looks fast,
intense and damn scary, but if you look around you'll find
a few other supermoto series look a bit more inviting. Unlike
other forms of racing, you'll find the supermoto pit areas
'open' which will give you the opportunity to meet the racers,
look at their bikes and perhaps ask some questions (they
are a friendly bunch).
For a listing of the UK supermoto
events you could have a look in the DoctorDanger 'events'
section, or by contacting the following organisations...
|Lesson & Training session
|Before you set off in seach of a supermoto,
we strongly recommend you take a lesson from a qualified
supermoto instructor. Several manufacturers have set
up training sessions for supermotos.
|CCM Supermoto Trackday
(from £150) - click
here to visit website
|The bike: entry level and modifications
|There are a number of options available
to those entering this sport.
Option 1& 2: buy
a new or used supermoto which has already
been prepared for racing. This can be costly, but
will save a lot of hassell and time.
Option 3: Buy a used
motocross bike and modify it. According to Michael
Laverty who races in the pro-class Supermoto...
you could start supermoto racing if you just took
a motocross bike and put supermoto wheels on it. I
started on a CR250, I think that's the easiest bike
to learn on because it's easy to slide. But a good
bike to be competitive on is a 4 stoke, probably a
smaller 4 stroke - like a Yamaha 400 or something
information on what modifications the leading Supermoto
racers did to their bikes read our 'interviews' section
- click here.