Who says you can’t stunt small bikes?

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“Look at the size of the crowds,” writes Icon’s Justin Knauer. “When’s the last time you saw that many people get excited about motorcycling in the USA?” And he’s right, the turnout to watch Indian stunt team “Ghost Ryderz” perform at the Vellore Institute of Technology and College of Engineering appears to number in the thousands. The Ghost Ryderz aren’t using highly modified ZX-10Rs or Speed Triples, but rather largely stock Bajaj Pulsar 200 NSs. Using the gearbox and crank from the KTM Duke 200, that bike makes just 23bhp and returns more than 80mpg.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mustprovidefullname.gore Mustprovidefullname Gore

    boring, I can’t wait till “stunt” riding goes away, it’s so fuckin played out. How many wheelies and stoppies can you watch, that look exactly like every wheelie and stoppie you’ve seen before…………………………….and the music sucked.

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      Sometimes stuff is relevant due to factors beyond wheelies and stoppies….and music. American culture translated to India, then bent in its own unique direction.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Wells/568907005 Mark Wells

        Since when was stunt riding americn culture??

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Wells/568907005 Mark Wells

          Although inarguably the misspelling of the word ‘riders’ ‘to be down with the kidz’ most certainly is! :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Wells/568907005 Mark Wells

            In fairness you right the India is currently emerging as one of the most important motorcycle cultures in the world. Many many Indian motorcyclists are enthusiasts, motorcycles are more than just transport the same way that they are for us here in the west. I am convinced that there will be an Indian motogp champion in the next few years. Someone needs to set up a talent spotting school. They are riding motorcycles from day one; literally I have seen new born babies wrapped up in swaddling cloth and carried on the fuel tank. Their close proximity riding skills are honed in traffic that makes the average mx holeshot scramble look tame. They can cope with surface changes like Van den Bosch. They are fearless a chilli and some auspicious good luck charm tied to the front of the vehicle keeps them safe (well it doesn’t but that is the theory). They can switch direction at speed to navigate between a stray cow and a morris oxford like they are going through the cork screw, and I’ve seen all this on a 1950′s designed bullet.

      • http://twitter.com/burnindinosaurs David Howland

        I always took HFL to be about bike culture and not just the machines themselves. It adds much more depth than the flat bike review magazines.

        I thought the purpose of the video was well conveyed in the article text (all very relevant to motorcycling culture):

        A) Check out the huge turnout for an event in India. Public perception/acceptance of motorcycling.

        B) Look at the bikes they use. Small displacement bikes most likely used as transportation first and hobby second.

        Keep it up Wes.

  • the antagonist

    Um, has anyone ever said you can’t stunt a small bike? If so, they were retarded.

  • http://twitter.com/sunofnun josh brantley

    Everybody stunts small bikes.. but it takes a special kinda man to stunt a girl bike..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2zj_VCYTVs

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  • http://www.facebook.com/thisisbenji Benjamin Reynolds

    I feel like stunt riding is similar to flatland bmx riding. It’ll die out eventually and then those few who can still do it will be that much more exciting to watch.

  • AM3RIG

    Whoa Déjà vu this is concept of bmx freestyle…. but supercool!