Watch: An American Story about Dirt and Speed

Slide: A flat track motorcycle racing video
One of the defining trends of motorcycling right now is the resurgence of flat track racing. Probably because it’s exciting to watch and accessible for amateurs—and the bikes look damn good, too.

So REV’IT! has created a four-part film series called Slide, giving us a bite-sized insider’s look at flat track racing in the US. Riders PJ Jacobsen and Corey Alexander explore the history, legends, and bikes of the scene—which after all, was one of America’s first extreme sports.

We’ll also see what it takes to slide the bikes around unstable surfaces at speeds of up to 120 mph (190 kph) …

Slide: A flat track motorcycle racing video
We’re kicking off today with the first two episodes in the series. Going Flat Out turns back the pages of history a hundred years, to reveal the beginnings of modern-day flat track—the oldest form of motorcycle racing in the US.

In the second episode, Man and Machine, we dive into the mechanics and engineering of the flat track racebikes, and what sets them apart. And also what their riders must do to keep their own bodies in peak condition.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll bring you the next two episodes. In the meantime, pour yourself a cup of your favorite weekend beverage, and enjoy.

Presented in association with REV’IT!