Just when we thought the origins of Supermoto had something to do with the rolling urban terrain of a euro-centric San Francisco Bay Area, history tells us otherwise. Supermoto, or Supermotard if you happen to be in France, started right here in Carlsbad, California as part of Wide World of Sports on ABC. The guys in the mustard yellow sports jackets incorporated this two-wheeled challenge of off and on road motorcycle skill into the regularly scheduled programming of Canadian Rules Ice Curling and Demolition Derbies, until the wheels fell off the show in the eighties. The Europeans kept the Superbikers flame alive lest it suffer the agony of defeat. Supermoto is now back, with Americans once again able to experience the thrill of victory.

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