Just plain fun.
Just plain fun.
We can’t put in any other way; riding a supermoto is just plain fun. The lightweight, playful motorcycles are great for doing stunts and fooling around. They aren’t scared of a bit of off road riding too. You don’t ride these fun beasties for top speed. You ride them because of that smile they give you. The lightweight steering, the bounciness. It all adds to the pleasure of riding supermoto. The riding technique on a supermoto is also different. You can lean off the bike, but you can also push the bike flat and stick out your foot. Simply said.. Of course there is more to it. Just give it a try!
As you can see below, many supermoto bikes are quite high when it comes to seat height. The bikes do have a really narrow and skinny design though, which ensures that your feet reach the ground sooner. So that high seat height doesn’t give you the full picture. And because they are so light of weight, they most often are quite easy to handle. Our advice if you’re interested in a supermoto; go on lots of test rides. In the end, that’s the best thing you can do to experience the true essence of a particular supermoto.
|Model||Seat height||Weight||Power||Top speed|
|Aprilia SXV 450||36 in||97.1 kg||60 bhp||178 km/h|
|Ducati Hypermotard 950||34.2 in||178 kg||114 bhp||200 km/h|
|Honda XR 400||33.7 in||131 kg||34 bph||137 km/h|
|Husqvarna FS 450||36.4 in||110 kg||63 bhp||137 km/h|
|KTM 690 SMC R||35 in||147 kg||74 bhp||199 km/h|
|Suzuki DR-Z 400SM||35 in||137 kg||39.7 bhp||145 km/h|
|Yamaha XT 660X||34.4 in||173 kg||48 bhp||168 km/h|