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Two Cool Videos Help You Usher In the New Year

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Courtesy of french Supermoto team Luc1 Motorsports, we present two, very professionally shot videos featuring fantastic riding and racing. The second video includes the team’s visit to the Brno race track with Karel Abraham, MotoGP racer and son of the owner of the Brno circuit. Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

11 Comments

  1. Norm G. says:

    MotoGP racer, lawyer, billionaire playboy philanthropist, and now rotary wing pilot. Karel Abraham…

    living the dream.

    • mickey says:

      Yea no kidding. Sometimes when I see him pulling into the pits during a GP race I can imagine him saying “Yea, I don’t really feel like racing today Dad”.

      Then again, I could be wrong.

  2. Starmag says:

    Great riding in those vids, but both had annoying music I had to turn off. Even lame metal would have been better than the over-dramatic cheap-sounding keys.

    Can’t wait to see what my favorite website brings us all in the new year. Keep up the good work Dirck.

  3. dino says:

    Thanks for the video’s MD. Have a Happy New Year, and we look forward to another great year of reporting from Dirk, Gabe, and everyone!!

  4. Luis says:

    Helps them get weight forward to load up the front tyre and unweigh the back so they can steer with the rear wheel as well
    Luis

  5. Pegmonkey says:

    Yep, need more SM in the states.

    On feet out. Think cat tail, or squirrel tail. I do it for balance. Not to actually kick or slide on the ground. But if you start to slide out, sometimes all you need to do is move your leg fast to catch the slide by shifting your weight. Much the same way you move around on a dirtbike a lot to maintain balance. Also, the pegs on SMs are quite low. At extreme angles, there just is no room for your foot on the peg.

  6. Jim says:

    At the speed these racers are going, especially on pavement, I don’t understand why they still stick out their feet. I know AMA flat-trackers do that, with their steel hot-shoes, but these guys are turning right as well as left, and they’re on pavement as well as dirt. Would there really be a chance to kick out in time to save a sliding bike, or are these extended feet just being used as curb feelers?

    • John A. Kuzmenko says:

      To me, it feels much more natural to do that on a dirt bike, a bike with a fraction of the mass of a typical street bike with ergonomics that are a fair bit different.
      Ever tried it?

    • stinkywheels says:

      I’ve heard it’s to allow more weight transfer and clearance. There’s no room for a foot under there.

    • Tommy says:

      I’m thinking the foot out allows the rider to quickly and subtly adjust balance as the bike is sliding.

  7. Tom H says:

    I really really really wish supermoto was big in the states! Too cool!