Stunt bikers from New Zealand to perform today
Are you crazy about bikes and enamoured by stunts? If yes, a renowned group of stunt bikers from New Zealand — Motomahem Group — is here to impart training to youngsters. Divya Sethi reports.Updated: Nov 26, 2011 01:36 IST
Are you crazy about bikes and enamoured by stunts? If yes, a renowned group of stunt bikers from New Zealand — Motomahem Group — is here to impart training to youngsters.
The group will perform at the Leisure Valley Park on Saturday and aims to train the younger generation, so that the legacy can be carried forward.
Luke Smith, 29, a stunt biker from the past 10 years said, “Though I don’t have any formal training, I was inspired by bikers performing on television. But, now, as viewers demand new antics every time, I think training has become the need of the hour. I have started imparted training to youngsters to help them master this art.”
The youngest stunt biker Brett Herron, 18, will also perform along with the group and has been trained by Smith.
Ecstatic at the endeavour, the group members stated that there was no age to learn the art and anyone as young as 8 years could undergo training.
“The stunt biker is not one who will perform stunts on road while driving. It is an art. Driving on the road is different as one requires a licence for it,” said Smith.
“Anybody who wants to learn the art can also come to New Zealand. The group will keep coming to the city on a regular basis,” he added.
Callum Shaw, a free-style motocross stunt biker said, “We have ordinary bikes but they have been modified.”
The group will perform stunts like ‘Kiss of death’, ‘Rock solid’, ‘Turn down’, ‘Holy grabs’ and ‘Double grab’.
First Published: Nov 26, 2011 01:34 IST