The biggest news from KTM at the 2012 EICMA Show was the unveiling of the new 390 Duke and a prototype of the upcoming 1290 Super Duke R. In between these small and large naked bikes, KTM announced a new R-spec version of its middleweight 690 Duke. Join the KTM 390 Duke Forum The 690 […]
Jake Holden’s Tips For Backing It In – Video
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?