This is Jim DeChamp performing the first ever successful frontflip on a motorcycle. It looks like it’s defying the laws of physics, but it’s real…as real as the fall during the first landing attempt. Just wait for the second one.
Kawasaki will soon launch their new Ninja Underground Website where we’ll be seeing stunt riding, drag racing and track racing, all on their 2009 Ninja models so they tease us with the official video dedicated to this event until the actual launch.
Chris Pfeiffer skillfully danced on his BMW F 800 R motorcycle and won for the third year in a row the Indoor World Cup at the Swiss-Moto Exhibition in Zurich on February 22, 2009. As supposed, last year’s winner was this year’s favorite, but Pfeiffer was actually ranked third in the qualification round as he was needed to skip a number of physically challenging tricks from his routine.
Chris Pfeiffer: “I had to use a few hot tricks from my repertoire, because I just wasn’t feeling fit enough and this was sufficient to keep the leadership within reach.”
In the end, things turned out the best way possible for the talented stunt rider. See for yourself in the video attached below.
This rider apparently goes for a backflip, but doesn’t manage to complete the rotation and falls into a strategically positioned swimming pull. Although his cat like instincts ensure he goes with the feet down, his aim isn’t that accurate and hits the edge of the swimming pull with his right side. That’s got to hurt, but he’ll live for a second attempt…though we can’t say the same thing about the bike.
I believe the name says it all. These guys put their skills to work and produce films with more and more notoriety. Hear what they have to say about their work and check out the incredible stunts and crashes that they experience.
Did you ever wonder what daredevils do in their free time (I mean, when they are not recovering after one of those unsuccessful stunt attempts, of course)? According to this video, they work and have a lot of fun doing it.
This is Travis Pastrana at his third and successful attempt of back flipping a child’s tricycle.
P.S. We can’t wait for a double back flip on that thing!
Don’t get me wrong, I am not referring to Travis Pastrana and his amazing double backflips, but to this kind of amateur riders who see a ramp and decide to go for it. This guy doesn’t even manage to direct his dirt bike onto the very narrow ramp, but that doesn’t exclude himself. The rest of it is just pain for the rider and laughs for the five spectators that he had and the millions that will see it on the web.
Let’s just hope he didn’t suffer much after the crash.
After winning gold in the Snowmobile Speed and Style event at the Winter X Games XII in 2008, Levi Lavallee attempted the first double backflip on a snowmobile at this year’s competition with the same name. The American snowmobile racer did manage to do two complete rotations, but because he went approximately 20 feet longer than he expected, the tough landing didn’t allowed him to ride away.
It is too bad to see this record slip away through his fingers, but considering the stunt that he achieved despite the small distance error, walking away form it means everything.
322 feet, 7 1/2 inches. This is the new world record for a motorcycle jump and it was established by Robbie Madison at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on New Year’s Eve. Performing on a Honda CR500, the daredevil and freestyle rider had to face 10-12 mph headwind and still made it all look so easy.
Afterwards, Maddison dedicated the jump to Evel Knievel and mentioned, "It was just such a shame [Knievel] wasn’t here to see the jump as he has always said it couldn’t be done." Furthermore, it incited his audience with a next world record by adding, "I know I can go further than tonight. I wasn’t going to show my full hand before March 29."
We can only wait for the event on the announced date to see if that is possible, but I believe we got a great preview to work with until then.