The Guinness World Book of Records has recently registered a new jump record set by Ryan Capes, who obtained a 290ft leap on his Kawasaki KX500. This means he had to push his dirt bike to a top speed of 100 mph (a real challenge, no doubt about it) before leaving the dirt ramp at the Jeremy McGraths ranch outside San Diego.
This achievement makes Capes the closest motorcycle jumper ever to reach the 300-foot mark and only if we consider the fact that he even thought at pulling a trick we can understand this rider’s true value. But knowing that he was only 25 feet or so off the ground at 100 mph, we can also understand why he reconsidered.
Although the event took place last month, the sponsor Monster Energy has only recently revealed the footage of the American’s successful world record attempt.