Supermoto is a relatively new form of motorcycle racing. Combining 3 types of racing, supermoto tires have to be optimized for all surfaces: hard-packed dirt, motocross and road racing. It began when the groundbreaking show Wide World of Sports created an all-star race to draw in the best from flat track, motocross and paved road racing to compete against each other, but eventually became a separate title with dedicated riders. Instantly changing surface conditions at high speeds requires highly adaptable riders and custom supermotard bikes, which are an innovative crossover of road bikes and flat track racers rolled up in one package.
Supermoto tires are much less knobby than off-road tires. They’re usually slick-types or lightly siped and somewhat similar to those used in paved racing, although differing courses and weather will vary that. Chaparral Motorsports carries high-quality supermoto tires by top manufacturers like Continental and Shinko. With decades of racing experience and a low-price guarantee, you can be confident of getting top quality at rock-bottom prices.