Closed supermoto hand-guards are essential to shield hands and levers from possible shocks. There are many different types on the market.
- Example: Circuit P4
- Estimated price: starting from 60€
The most expert riders touch the tarmac with the stock pegs in the tightest bands. Even though it should not be a problem it would be better to protect them with the plastic or Teflon slider, or specific supermoto pegs with interchangeable sliders can be assembled.
If there are no limitations mentioned by the competition rules, it is possible to increase the Bigfoot supermoto’s performance by buying several optionals, even though in doing so one would stray away from the concept of simplicity and economic convenience which is characteristic of the Bigfoot. Here are some of the best options:
- DEALING INTERNALLY WITH THE SUSPENSIONS: as previously mentioned shortening the suspensions in order to adapt them for a better tarmac use, by specialist, can guarantee a better performance;
- STEERING STEMS: the substitution of steering stems with enhanced impact stems (1°-2°) can make the adherence on the front wheel slightly better. This way a higher front-end can be achieved so to have a better grip even on a dirty tarmac/offroad track, but even more so on flat surface turns;
- TUNED ENGINE: it definitely helps, but with a Bigfoot it’s not easy to discharge the full power of an original 450, consequently 5-10 extra HPs don’t make a big difference as on 17’’ motards;
- SLIPPER CLUTCH: although it isn’t fundamental for sliding, the slipper clutch does simplify the riding experience by helping to have more control during the sliding;
- TUBELESS RIMS: it’s possible to make both of the rims tubeless. This modification kills the rotating masses making it possible to gain (even if only minimally) some added manageability.