Proving that stunt-riding on smaller-displacement bikes is not only possible, but awesome, India’s “Ghost Ryderz” stunt team electrifies crowds of two-wheeled enthusiasts throughout the country on (mostly stock) 200 cc, 80+ mpg Bajaj motorcycles that aren’t all that different from the 250-300 cc models on sale from Yamaha, Honda, and Kawasaki.
“Look at the size of these crowds,” says Icon’s Justin Knauer. “When’s the last time you saw that many people get excited about motorcycling in the USA?” He didn’t ask me, but I’ll answer anyway: never.
Here in the ‘States, most of the
douchebags stunt riders ride modded liter-bikes and wear flat-brimmed ballcaps with the stickers still on them. I’m not sure what t-shirts they’re wearing these days (I stopped paying attention after the “No Fear” thing died out and the “Ed Hardy” trend was just getting started), but if I did know, I’d probably have a snarky comment for that, too.
These guys? They probably commute on these bikes. They’re functional pieces and – with their great fuel economy – practical pieces, too. Theses wear functional gear that’s not covered in energy drink logos, and they make for their bikes’ lack of displacement with talent, deft clutch-work, and a willingness to go balls-out on the throttle that would make most US riders cringe with pants-wetting terror.
I love these guys, in other words. Check out the Ghost Ryderz’ video, below, and you’ll love ‘em by the 2 minute mark, I’m sure. Enjoy!
Source: Hell for Leather Magazine.