A rather quiet and exclusive yacht club in Beirut, Lebanon was recently transformed into a bone breaking area as twenty-five bikers gathered to see who can jump his motorcycle the furthest into the sea and win the $1,000 prize. Not only it is a miracle they all got out of it alive, but the contest even had a winner, Joseph Geaga, who jumped his dirt bike (now a submarine) an impressive 175 feet from the launch ramp. Congrats to him and let’s hope the cash prize is enough for a new bike.
MTV’s Nitro Circus incursion in LA turned out to be quite an inspired move as former racer, now custom builder Roland Sands and his pal Andy Bell were prepared to amaze everyone there and viewers of the show home with some serious jumps over the LA river using their very own creations, meaning Big V twins.
The narrator in the video is ‘the one and only Pepper, aka Mayor of Skid Row aka Leader of the Homeless’. How does that even sound, anyway? See the video after the break.
It seems that Shaquille O’Neal has inspired these two daring stuntman to get their own act together and because they wanted things to turn out for the best, they used a very low motorcycle instead of a massive Cadillac. Unfortunately, the guy supposed to jump did it too late and although he survived, I have a hunch he won’t end up with any grandkids to tale the tale too.
BMW has hooked up their professional stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer with a special pair of wheels for winter activities. Actually, improper said wheels as this BMW G 450 X was specially modified for winter riding and now features a front ski and a snowmobile-like track at the back for perfect grip. As you can see in the attached video, the "snowcat" is not so easy to ride and the three times stunt riding world champion even happens to meet the snow once, although we reckon he did that just for fun.
Travis Pastrana is a busy man promoting the high octane show Nitro Circus set to tour Australia from May, 2010. We’ve recently seen the US daredevil backflip and tear apart the DC Shoe Bike and yesterday he jumped over a hovering helicopter in Sydney close to the Harbour Bridge. What more?
Master of backflips Travis Pastrana together with Ken Block and the guys at DC shoes have come up with a unique customization idea for the FMX Suzuki bike ridden by Travis. They thought at getting rid of the tires (they were too comfortable anyway) and slip the bike into something more stylish, like these pares of shoes. Said and done! The bike is featured in a DC ad and on an episode of MTV’s Nitro Circus, where you can see Travis doing a backflip and finally tearing the rear wheel apart in one of the sickest burnouts we’ve seen in a long time. See it all for yourself in the video attached after the jump.
Jake Semtex is a British stuntman who on April 17, 1999 gained itself a place in the Guinness World Book of Records after he achieved the longest motorcycle head-on ramp jump – 50.6 ft – at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire, UK. His record still hold on today.
This Japanese biker rides his Honda NSR50 to the very limit and beyond. Although the bike is destined to novices, by watching the video you’ll find that this guy has long passed that stage and he is now even able to touch the asphalt with his head and manages to pivot himself and his ride around that point. Simply unbelievable!
It is very likely that no stunt rider has ever before tied his motorcycle, a Honda CBR600RR to a parachute and drag it over a lake with a speed boat while simulating his soil routine, but this is precisely what this guy (with plenty of help) does. Watch the actual video after the jump.