Let’s face it: getting the rear end loose while entering a corner, or “backing it in” is cool. Whether you’re on the bike or simply a spectator, sliding a motorcycle is fun to watch. If only it were so simple. Here, watch pro roadracer Jake Holden explain how he slides the rear end on his supermoto.
Coming from a dirt track background, Holden has long felt comfortable with a loose motorcycle underneath him. So transferring those skills to the consistent surface of asphalt seemed natural to him. Hearing him describes his process of using entry speed, gear changes, and brake usage makes it all sound so simple, doesn’t it?