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The genesis of SuperMotard, or SuperMoto, was in a one-off made for TV race held each year at Southern California’s Carlsbad Raceway in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s called “The Superbikers.” The idea was to pit racers from all disciplines against one another on a circuit that combined pavement, dirt track and motocross. American Steve Wise, a Honda factory motocross star, was asked to give it a go and he returned the favor with consecutive titles. Honda brass were impressed enough to offer the Texas native a full factory superbike ride.
Honda Secret Museum Genesis Supermotard