There’s no denying that Supermoto is one of the most intriguing forms of motorcycling. It combines the best of motocross, flat track and road-racing. The light weight, speed and agility of a dirt bike paired with the glue-like traction of road-racing slicks can make any Average-Joe feel like a MotoGP superstar. Add professional skills into the mix and you’ve got yourself one helluva two-wheeled spectacle.

Take for instance this racer who seems to possess the sorcery to bend the laws of physics like only God or Chuck Norris can by drifting into and powersliding through this 180-degree turn as seen here on dangerboydeegan’s Instagram.

Holy moly!

After an arduous search I was unable to find out who the rider is, though I can tell the course is somewhere in Asia. Perhaps one of our readers can assist…

  • Gary Sukrattanawong

    This was at Formula D Japan’s Okuibuki Round 9/24

  • sick slide bro

    looks like a flattracker, not a supermotard btw

    • Old MOron

      Flat track technique, but that sure looks like pavement to me.

      • was referring to technique and the machine, check that wheel size…

        • john phyyt

          No front brake .

  • Old MOron

    This is the kind of stuff I had in mind while I owned my DRZ400SM. Of course I could never slide like that, but I loved that bike.

    • Born to Ride

      This is the kind of stuff that tempts me toward the 701 husky. The $12k price tag curbs its appeal quite effectively though

      • Old MOron

        When I was in the market for a bike, the 701 SM was high on my list, but I simply couldn’t find one.

        • Born to Ride

          Hmm, my Ducati dealer sells em. I’d rather have a desert sled for my on-off road toy. But these days I lean heavily Street. YMMV

          • Old MOron

            There were two or three dealers in the greater Hell A area that advertised the SM, but when I actually called or wrote to them, they said, “No, we only have the dual-sport model.” Bastards.

          • Born to Ride

            That blows. I was just strafing palomar yesterday with 701sm pilot. He was certified quick, but I’d lose him a bit in the sweepers and straights.

  • Raul Gerardo Huertas Paiva

    Akira’s Kaneda would be so proud


    The rider is John Burns.

    • Born to Ride

      Lol that wasn’t a Clapped out first gen R1 in the video man

      • JMDGT

        True, but the guy can ride anything.

  • Millennium 77

    Join in and be amazed by the innovation and creativity. A few times a day, youll get a notification and be asked some questions about your experience at that moment.

  • AM

    Brent how can you not know who that is? Are you serious? It’s Ohmori Masatoshi #70.

  • Old MOron

    Does anyone know what sort of boot he’s wearing?
    In the dirt it would be a steel hotshoe, but what the heck is he using to slide on the pavement?