japanese oval super battle racing

Enter the hypnotic world of Japanese Oval Super Battle racing

That lead image says a lot. You have a handful of two-wheel race machines competing in some manner of motorsport. The course is an oval, and the playing field is far more level than you might think. Sure you can see what appear to be a pair of liter bikes in the shot, but you’ll notice a supermoto and …a racing scooter or moped(?) also hanging it out.

And guess who wins this race?

Because of the radii of the corners, the fastest bikes here aren’t the biggest, most powerful ones. Yes, there’s plenty of rider skilled involved in keeping the slower machine hustling through it all, but the vehicle itself appears to be an advantage as well.

The racing is oddly hypnotic too. It’s the mixture of engine sounds, smooth riding through the corners, and desire to see Rider 5 beat up on the bigger bikes.

Click play and enter the hypnotic realm of Japanese Oval Super Battle racing.

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7 responses to “Enter the hypnotic world of Japanese Oval Super Battle racing”

  1. Slow Joe Crow Avatar
    Slow Joe Crow

    Rider 5 is actually the one with the advantage since he is riding a speedway bike specifically designed for this type of track, hence the asymmetric handlebars and minimalist build.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Yup! I’ve seen that type of machine before. I want to say it doesn’t have any brakes, but maybe that’s only when racing in its own class.

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        Yup-yup! It’s an Autoracer. No brakes, no gauges, triangular tires (?), hardtail frame, all running the same engine.



  2. nanoop Avatar

    How clean the track is! Not just compared to the mud-slinging speedway tracks I’ve seen on TV, but compared to my floors at home!

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      That’s what mesmerized me, too. Such a unified surface, looking like epoxy or linoleum rather than asphalt.

  3. 49Z Avatar

    The Indycar drivers that would run Motegi said it was so smooth it was like driving on a felt pool table top. Meanwhile…..go look up Winchester speedway or most any other paved short track for the garbage we gotta put up with here.

  4. neight428 Avatar

    Is #5 wearing football shoulder pads?