Julien Dupont rides Lyon

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It was only 11 years ago that Carey Hart landed the first ever backflip on a full-size motorcycle. Now, something about the ease with which Lyon-native Julien Dupont can do them in a skate park, off an embankment or anywhere really feels somehow wrong. Somehow too casual, as if he’s bending the laws of physics.

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  • Brendan

    FUCK.

    I’d love to get around my campus like that.

  • John

    Julien never disappoints at making great videos. matches visual to the music perfectly! How he doesn’t get a bigger following I’ll never know…

  • T Diver

    Dude, he’s on a trials bike. That’s like a heavy mountain bike. Still cool though. (Even though my work internet connection still sucks)

    • jbm

      Looks like a motorcycle to me. Should he be back flipping throughout the city on a full dress sportster?

      • T Diver

        True that. I guess I just wish they had more trials riding here. Some of the competitions where they climb up waterfalls built in stadiums are pretty cool. Unfortunately they seem to be mostly in Europe.

  • Miles Prower

    Great video.

    Speaking of urban trials motorcycles, I still think electric would be the way to go. You could do a lot of night riding w/o getting hounded by neighbors or cops. (I do most of my urban bicycling at night.)

    I’ve been thinking about getting my 5 yr old an electric mini trials motorcycle like this OSET. If you follow the link, you can see footage of kids doing various trials maneuvers.

    Last year, my lil’ guy destroyed his wooden push bike riding down staircases. When we go bicycling together, that’s what he thinks bicycling is supposed to be.

    • noone1569

      Wish they made one of those in Adult Size.

  • http://plugbike.com/ skadamo

    Here’s to hoping he makes trials more popular. That is amazing stuff.

  • Steve

    motorcycle parkour?

  • Noah

    FANTASTIC!

  • http://www.ClevelandCycleWerks.com scottydigital

    I remember years ago going to a BORING as shit trials event where guys on trials MTB bikes and Trials motorcross bikes were going over logs, and doing the whole go over rocks without putting your foot down event, and I just said to myself….. this sport will die unless these things get into sk8 parks and on the street. Go GasGas, love your bikes!!

  • Dumptruckfoxtrot

    Wearing a T-shirt? What a squid.

  • Bronson

    I f’n love it! I gotta get myself a trials bike. Motard, sport tourer and one of those… I think that’s all I need.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

    Wicked!