Motorcycle drag racing can be cool enough on its own. But, like all good motorsports out there, motorcycle drag racing is even cooler when you turn it up a notch. So, what we have here is motorcycle drag racing, but taken to a dirt track. Add the off-roading aspect to motorcycle drag racing, and you’ve turned it up to 11!
Top Fuel motorcycle dirt drag racing (try saying that five times fast!) combines a dirt track with insanely powerful bikes riding on bodies and tires that are made exclusively for tearing up dirt with maximum traction. This is about to be your new favorite form of drag racing. Check it out in the above video!
In case you were interested to learn a little bit more about the history of Top Fuel motorcycle dirt drag racing, Jalopnik has the inside scoop.
The races have been a thing for nearly two decades, starting with hillclimbers that were bored of waiting for their chance to run up a mountain. That meant the first batches of bikes were Japanese dirt bikes with small tanks and extended swingarms, but they eventually evolved into big bore Harleys that can run on anything from gas to nitro methane with no rear suspension and no limit on the size of the rear tires that look like they were pulled off a small tractor.
Listen, if you’re not sold on this racing experience yet, then we don’t know what to tell you. Even just watching those massive tires kick up a ridiculous amount of dirt would be worth the price of admission.
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This post was originally published on July 13, 2015.