Julien Dupont rides Rio

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These photos were snapped in Rio de Janeiro’ s Favela do Vidigal as Julien Dupont used the steep hillsides, crowded rooftops and poured-concrete construction as an obstacle course. Vidigal enjoys some of the city’s most stunning views, located on the slope behind Praia de Ipanema and running right up to that beach’s luxury hotels.

Update: now with video

Photos: Guilber Hidaka

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  • Wayne

    Taking motorcycling to the people…that’s the way to do it!….no shortage of ‘materiel’ to work with either….

  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Jesus, those helmet-cam shots are awesome on the video.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    I especially liked how he handled that dead-end laneway. I’ve gotta learn to do that on my Gixxer, just in case I ever find myself riding down a narrow laneway/stairwell with only one way out. :O

    The parts with audio cut out really put me off thought.

    But the more of these trials vids I see, the more I want to get a trials bike and ride around the stairs and rocks at my house.

  • Keith

    Talk about clutch control… and with 1 finger!