17-time Trials World Champion Toni Bou recently put on a showcase of stunts with Repsol Honda teammates Takahisa Fujinami and Jaime Busto at Capus Repsol in Madrid, Spain in front of almost 4,000 Repsol employees who had no idea that they’d be treated to an incredible display of skill and balance.
The three Trials riders are no strangers to obstacle courses; that’s a big part of their day jobs. But it must be especially sweet for all three to perform in front of employees of the company that employs them. Bout, Fujinami, and Busto all look like they’re enjoying themselves in the video and can you blame them? It’s one thing to perform in front of its competition; it’s another thing to do it in front of the people who are directly and indirectly responsible for helping them compete in the FIM Trial World Championship.
Oh, and Repsol CEO Josu Jon Imaz was also there to take in all the action. Must’ve been nice to run through the custom-built obstacle course in front of the man that cashes their checks.
Those Honda Montesa Cota 4Rs also get some well-deserved camera time and if I do say so myself, the way the shocks and suspension on those bikes handle all the obstacles serves as a ringing endorsement of the capabilities of these championship-winning trial bikes. Indirect promotion at its finest, ladies and gentlemen.
In any case, watching all three Trials riders isn’t going to inspire to do what they’re doing. I’m smart enough to know what my limitations are. But still, it’s entertaining as heck and more importantly, it shows the level of skill and concentration needed to be good at what they do, or in the case of Bou, to be a 17-time champion of the Trials World Championship.
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.
Training for the 2008 edition of the Festival of Speed is Dougie Lampkin which is allowed to make a round of Goodwood House and it does it in the best way it can: on a trial motorcycle.
The ride offers viewers of the video the opportunity to get a feel of the objects and people inside, exactly how they are. Even better is that they see it through a motorcyclists eyes and that is pretty much how they’ve perceive it anyway.
The trial champion makes an impressive incursion composed of many wheelies, stoppies and 90 degree turns from one move and it is very enjoyable to watch, even though I think it missed lost it on the narrow stairs area, just before reaching the roof. But why don’t you check it out yourself?
Following the stage of Monza planned this weekend Honda will go on with the festivities of the Italian branch at the SantaMonica Autodrom in Misano.
Everybody is invited to finally meat their favorite models in the 2008 Honda range and there will be no entry price. That wouldn’t be a problem as the Festival has the clear purpose of allowing potential customers or simply those with a soft spot for this maker to try bikes on the road (for all) or even on the track (only for subscribers). (...)
Aspiring stuntman will be definitely attracted by this invention. The brilliant machinery will help you learn how to do a wheelie in complete safety. It is composed from a stock Honda CBR600F4i and a support which allows it to spin the rear wheel way above ground and with no risks involved.
On April 2 Mathew Engelbeck, who was riding with a suspended license and had a history of reckless driving, was observed on his 2006 Honda CBR motorcycle traveling around 140mph in morning rush-hour traffic on U.S. near Mesa Drive, Ariz.
After exiting the freeway, the 20-year-old drove through a crosswalk near Whittier Elementary School at more than 160mph.
Arizona Department of Public Safety said that at one point the speeding biker was heading right towards him.
DPS Motorcycle Officer (...)