Best Supermoto Bikes - 2023 Edition - Biker Rating (2023)

20 years ago (which I think is a long time ago) supermotos were all the rage. In a market dominated bySuperbikes, they were the “next big thing”.

Although they gained a cult following, they never reached the mainstream. The problem is that while they're a lot of fun, they're also very impractical.

They have stupidly tight seats and tight, precise throttle responses that will take you from good power to knockout in a quarter turn. Then there's the torquey but buzzing motor, the lack of a windshield, the inability to carry anything, and the tank's woefully short range of around 80 miles.

Keep in mind that 80 miles is probably more than you want to do at one time. Supermotos are the ultimate '1 hour blast' bikes and that's probably why they've never disrupted the Superbike sales charts. Bikes are mostly recreational items these days, but a supermoto is a toy.

That means they're about as much fun as you can get on two wheels. Every time I've ridden a Supermoto I've laughed in my helmet or wide-eyed and grabbed the bike like a monkey on a wet rock!

This is our guide to the best supermotos to buy in 2022!


We've selected bikes that you probably won't find in other guidebooks. The “supermoto” market isn't so packed with models these days which is why we've put together a handpicked selection of new and used bikes as there are plenty of low mileage options from the short era when SMs were all the rage.

So check out our review below that will give you a head start in the supermoto world.

BikerRated's best supermoto bikes

  1. Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
  2. KTM 690 SMC R
  3. Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP
  4. KTM Duke 690
  5. Aprilia SXV550

Here's a full rundown of each of these great bikes:

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

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Husqvarna 701 Supermotomain specifications

  • Motor: Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke
  • Maximum output power: 73 CV
  • shift: 690 ccm
  • seat height: 890mm
  • Weight: 135kg
  • Preis: £ 8599
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No changes compared to the previous model, except for the more powerful KTM 690 Duke engine. Built around a lightweight chrome molybdenum trellis frame for precise handling and a 13 liter fuel tank housed in a polyamide subframe for perfect weight distribution. The 701's suspension features WP split shocks front and rear with damper adjusters. a beast


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KTM 690 SMC R main specifications

  • Motor:1 cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke
  • Maximum output power:72 PS
  • Shift:690 ccm
  • seat height: 890mm
  • Weight:147kg
  • Preis:£9599

One of the newest models for 2019, the sleek looking SMC R features a new LC4 engine with increased power, torque and fuel economy. The larger 13.5 liter fuel tank acts as a supporting part of the chassis and ensures more driving pleasure. Complete with two riding modes, Sport and Street, the SMC R offers Cornering ABS, Supermoto ABS, Quickshifter+, Angle Sensitive Traction Control plus, Motor Slip Regulation (MSR).

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Ducati Hypermotard 110 EVO SP

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Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP main specifications

  • Motor:air-cooled two-cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Maximum output power:94 PS
  • Shift:1078 ccm
  • seat height: 875mm
  • Weight:178kg
  • original price:£ 10.500

Possibly a controversial entry, but while the 1100 EVO SP may not be "pure" supermoto to those who care, it exudes all the traits of a supermoto; High seating position, wide handlebars, loud engine and the overwhelming feeling of being just as comfortable on one bike as on two. If you are looking for a supermoto bike that can go more than just 50 miles, the 1100 is for you.

Aprilia SXV550

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Aprilia SXV550 main specifications

  • Motor:V-Twin, SOHC, 4 Temp
  • Maximum output power:70 PS
  • Shift:549 ccm
  • seat height:915mm
  • Weight:128kg
  • original price:£7599
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Unlike most supermotos, the SXV550 runs on 2 cylinders, which means less vibration, faster revs and more power. The SXV550 features a lightweight cast aluminum and steel crosshead and 48mm inverted forks with full adjusters. The dual motor makes this bike more powerful and much quieter than other superbikes. With an ultra-cool body and diamond-shaped taillight similar to the RSV, it's a great looking bike. They were very rare when new and many were eventually converted to race in the GP450 series, but as a tool for a weekly brainstorm you won't find much better.

KTM Duke 690

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KTM 690 Duke key specs

  • Motor:liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Maximum output power:72 PS
  • Shift:690 ccm
  • seat height:835mm
  • Weight:148,5kg
  • PReis:£8299

The much-loved DUKE has received an upgrade this year, with a higher specification and a modernized look. Featuring a chrome molybdenum steel truss frame for precise handling, LC4 engine and optimized air intakes and exhaust system to help balance. KTM installed a dual-circuit ABS system, an ergonomic seat and a large 14-liter fuel tank. Show yourself off with this bright orange rimmed KTM, you're sure to get noticed with this monster. If you can't reach for a new one, look for the KTM Duke II, the older, more original version that's a lot of fun.

The best supermoto bike for you

Riding a Supermoto can be a bit trickier if you are a shorter rider as they have high seats as standard. Don't be fooled by the mid-range engine power of most supermotos. These are sharp, unforgiving bikes for experienced riders. Some will lift off in 3rd gear, and generally you don't need to drive them hard; Instead, you must learn to tame them.

Remember that the easiest way to tell if a bike is right for you or not is to try it. So visit your local dealer, get on the bike and see which bike is best for your height and riding style.

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Supermoto 125 ccm

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There are many 125cc supermotos. Several manufacturers have produced Supermoto 125s over the last 15 to 20 years. Check out our guideThe best 125cc motorcyclesfor more big bikes.

Some may argue that a 125cc bike cannot be a "proper" supermoto because it lacks the torque that is at the heart of an SM. However, here at BikerRated we believe that a 125 can justify being called a Supermotard – they are light, have the right seating position and when you fit them with grippy tires they become a great b-road blaster.

Just check out the Beta RR SM above. I would like to have such a nice bike when I was 17!

Here is a list of some of the best 125cc superbikes.

AJP PR4 Supermoto 125

Aprilia SX125

Beta RR Motard 4T

Rieju MRT Trophy 125 Supermoto

Lexmoto LSM125

Suzuki DR125SM

Kawasaki D-Tracker 125

Yamaha WR125X

Husqvarna SMR !25

The most reliable supermotos

All modern supermotos are as reliable as other similar bikes in their range. While both KTM and Husqvarna have some reliability issues, their superbikes are no different than other bikes in those manufacturers' lines.

One of the most reliable SMs on our list is Ducati’s Hypermotard 1100. It has a twin engine rather than a single one, and its large displacement coupled with long service intervals means it's as reliable as a superbike can be.

Questions or comments?

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