We've been desperately trying to put our finger on what makes the idea of a supermoto so attractive, and we may have finally figured it out. The bikes are perfect all-purpose machines, equally at home dismantling stretches of mountain tarmac as they are bashing through the woods.

Wildly controllable, lightweight and even fuel-efficient, the bikes are the perfect two-wheeled mode of transportation for the impending apocalypse. Don't believe us? Take a look at the quick video after the jump. The clip features plenty of supermoto goodness, all shot at 120 and 300 frames per second.

That means we get to watch the bikes kick sideways in beautiful slow motion, both on dry pavement and wet mud. The video is four and a half minutes of two-wheeled goodness, and a welcome break for the middle of the week. Scroll down to enjoy the show for yourself.


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      Drew
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm looking to get a bike this summer and supermoto's are becoming more and more attractive to me. Cheap, fun without having to go mach one, and good on gas as well.
      ssbjohn
      • 2 Years Ago
      nicely done get to realy see what you miss in real time
      454
      • 2 Years Ago
      Respect!
      IOMTT
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not to mention how well super motos handle hills that would total your average sports car. I thoroughly enjoyed my super moto even though it had only 38 horses. It was fun dusting off a few sport bikes and sports cars when the opportunity came up.
      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those guys have some skill, like the rally drivers on bikes :) both on and off road. looks like fun!
      Siafa Alvin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Watching this vid reaffirms why I'm sometimes glad that DC has so many potholes; I'd be too tempted to get a supermotard and sliiiide around the city.* I'll just settle for living vicariously through awesome vids like this one. *Always obey your local traffic laws.
      Custom Bikes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great video, better than porn ...