BMW adds features to K 1600 tourers

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced the updated range of K 1600 tourers will arrive in Australia early next year with surprising price reductions.

In the case of the GT, the drop in price is only $20, but for the B it is an astonishing $2634.

The K 1600 family Aussie prices for 2022 are:

Model Current price New price
K 1600 GT $42,140.00 $42,120.00
K 1600 GT Sport $43,459.00 $41,920.00
K 1600 GT Option 719 $45,735.00 $44,080.00
K 1600 GTL $43,890.00 $41,860.00
K 1600 GTL *Elegance $45,582.00 $42,972.00
K 1600 GTL Option 719 $47,494.00 $44,860.00
K 1600 B $42,635.00 $41,125.00
K 1600 B Grand America $44,695.00 $43,740.00

(*Note that the K 1600 GTL Elegance is now called Exclusive.)

K 1600 range

The price reduction comes despite engine improvements, more torque, LED lighting and updated Dynamic ESA electronic suspension with fully automatic load compensation.

Chief among the updates is the six-cylinder engine which now meets current EU-5 regulations.

It also has BMS-O engine control, two knock sensors and two additional broadband lambda probes.

Power remains at 118kW (160 hp), although now at just 6750rpm, which is 1000rpm lower than before, while torque is up from 175Nm to 180Nm at 5250rpm. 

It also features engine drag torque control (MSR) to reduce rear wheel slip when coasting or shifting down gears.

BMW Motorrad’s “next generation” Dynamic ESA on the new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America automatically adapts to the riding conditions, rider behaviour and load.

The new K 1600 GT, GTL, B and Grand America come standard with LED lighting and swivelling adaptive headlight to point into the curve at night.

New 10.25-inch TFT colour display

These models also get standard 10.25-inch TFT colour display with integrated map navigation and connectivity.

All K 1600 models are fitted with the improved Audio System ECE and come in a variety of colour options, including Black Storm Metallic, Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red combination and special finishes Option 719 Mineral White Metallic and Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic.

Aussie pricing (minus on-road costs) and specification:

K 1600 GT

K 1600 GT: $41,120
Standard specification:

  • 1649cc 6-cylinder inline cross engine (12.2:1 compression, EU5, 118kW @ 5,250 rpm, 180Nm at 5,250 rpm, Shaft Drive, Anti-hopping Clutch, Powertrain Black)
  • Comfort Package (Keyless Ride, Gear shift assistant Pro, Central locking system, Anti-theft alarm system)
  • Touring Package (Audio System ECE, LED additional Fog Light, Engine Protection Bar)
  • Radio software OCE
  • Daytime Riding Light
  • Cast aluminium wheels
  • BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
  • ABS Pro
  • BMW Motorrad Duolever
  • BMW Motorrad Paralever
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Hill Start Control Pro
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Steering Stabiliser
  • Tyre Pressure Control
  • Steering stabiliser
  • Revolution counter
  • Electronic Immobiliser
  • Colour TFT 10.25″ Screen with Connectivity
  • Floor Lighting
  • Audio System ECE
  • Heated Grips
  • Comfort turn indicator
  • LED Headlight and Taillight
  • Multi-Controller
  • Adaptive Headlight
  • Configurable Function Buttons
  • Seat Heating
  • 12V socket
  • Cruise control
  • Riding modes
  • Centre stand
  • Integral Panniers (removable)
  • Adjustable windscreen (electric)
  • Two-Tone Fanfare Horn
  • Luggage Rack
  • Adjustable Clutch/Handbrake Lever
  • Reversing Aid
  • Smartphone Tray with USB port
  • Lockable Storage Compartments
  • Seat height: 810/830mm
  • Finished in Black Storm Metallic

Options

  • Seat Low (780/800mm): No cost option
  • Option 719 Forged Wheels Classic: $2500
  • Option 719 Seat Bench: $350

K 1600 GT Sport: $41,920

Includes all standard specification and optional equipment from the K 1600 GT but is finished in Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red.

K 1600 GT Option 719: $44,080

Includes all standard specification and optional equipment from the K 1600 GT but is finished in Option 719 Mineral white metallic.

K 1600 B: $41,125

Includes all standard specification from the K 1600 GT but can be optioned at no cost in the following finishes:

Jordi Torres racing the Energixa Ego Corsa MotoE Bike
  • Black Storm Metallic
  • Option 719 Meteoric Dust Metallic
  • Manhattan Metallic Matt

Options

  • Compartment (replaces floorboard): No cost option
  • Tinted windshield: No cost option
  • Option 719 Forged Wheels Classic: $2500
  • Option 719 Seat Bench: $350
  • Special Model Midnight (Option 719 Seat Bench and Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic): $3700
    BMW K 1600 Grand America

K 1600 B Grand America: $43,740

Includes all standard specification from the K 1600 B and adds the following:

  • Windshield High
  • Additional audio system speakers
  • Top Case

Options

  • Seat high (800mm): No cost option
  • Option 719 Forged Wheels Classic: $2500
  • Option 719 Seat Bench: $350
    K 1600 GTL

K 1600 GTL: $41,860

Mirrors specification of K 1600 GT and finished exclusively in Black Storm Metallic.

Options

  • Seat high (800mm): No cost option
  • Option 719 Forged Wheels Classic: $2500
  • Option 719 Seat Bench: $350

K 1600 GTL Exclusive: $42,975

Mirrors specification and options of K 1600 GTL but finished exclusively in Gravity Blue Metallic.

K 1600 GTL Option 719: $44,860

Mirrors specification and options of K 1600 GTL Exclusive but finished exclusively in Option 719 Mineral White Metallic.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Venom star Tom Hardy back on Ducati

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy trades his personal Triumph Thruxton R is back on a Ducati for the second instalment of the Venom Marcel Comics movie.

In the first Spiderman spinoff movie in 2018, the actor and motorcycle fan rode a Scrambler Full Throttle.

For Venom 2, Eddie Brock, the motorcycle-loving, symbiote-inhabiting anti-hero is on a Ducati Panigale.

Even though he rides, he does very little riding in his movies, including Mad Max in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Check out the Venom 2 trailer here:

Tom is also wearing a British Goldtop ’72 Easy Rider leather jacket in the new film.

The original Easy Rider jacket was released in 1972, heavily inspired by the 1969 film of the same name.

Now the company’s modern re-release comes with a more modern fit, a dropped back, and removable armour as standard, in addition to being CE AAA Certified as are all of their motorcycle jackets.

In Australia, it costs $587.

The jacket is made of 1.4mm thickness black aniline cowhide leather and features an industrial grade hand-polished centre zip with AERO pull, blue quilted lining, 3 zipped external pockets, 2 interior chest pockets, adjustable cuffs with traditional ball zips, stainless steel adjustable waist buckles and collar snap, tan suede leather trim inside collar and black suede leather trim inside cuffs and zip guard.

The traditional British motorcycle clothing brand was revived in 2012.

Goldtop was established in 1951 by Godfreys of Hull who started by producing horse riding clothing for the British Household Cavalry as well as jackets, boots and gloves for the motorcycle police.

Their gear became popular among motorcycle riders, but like too many British manufacturers in the 1970s and ‘80s, the brand went bankrupt and closed in the mid 1980s.

However, London rider Kasey Cullen, whose background is in the vintage gloves and clothing industry, bought the rights to the logo in 2012 and began re-introducing some of the old products.

Goldtop Joe Cullen Goldtop Bobber gloves
Joe Cullen wearing a Goldtop jacket and Bobber gloves

To copy the original designs, Kasey and his son, Joe, studied historic photos and bought old gear from eBay.

However, they are now re-manufactured using modern manufacturing techniques and only the highest quality materials and fittings they can source. 

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Yamaha recalls Bolt over oil leak issue

Yamaha Australia has recalled their 2020 – 2021 Bolt cruiser (xvs950) due to an issue with oil leaking from the crankcase.

The official government notice blames the manufacturing issue for the leak in the engine crankcase.

It says “oil may leak on to the road and come in contact with the rear tyre”.

“This could result in a loss of control of the vehicle,” the notice says.

“A loss of vehicle control increases the risk of an accident, which may cause injury or death to rider and/or passenger or other road users.

Owners of the 26 affected motorcycles can contact their local Yamaha Dealer to make an appointment to have their model inspected and fixed free of charge.

Here is the VIN list of affected bikes:

JYAVN0770MA000134 JYAVN0775MA000131
JYAVN0770MA000179 JYAVN0775MA000159
JYAVN0771MA000126 JYAVN0776MA000123
JYAVN0771MA000157 JYAVN0776MA000137
JYAVN0772MA000121 JYAVN0776MA000168
JYAVN0772MA000135 JYAVN0777MA000129
JYAVN0773MA000127 JYAVN0777MA000132
JYAVN0773MA000130 JYAVN0777MA000180
JYAVN0773MA000158 JYAVN0778MA000124
JYAVN0774MA000122 JYAVN0778MA000138
JYAVN0774MA000136 JYAVN0779MA000133
JYAVN0774MA000167 JYAVN0779MA000147
JYAVN0775MA000128 JYAVN0779MA000150
JYAVN077XMA000125

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Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

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Aussie Oli Bayliss follows his father’s tracks

Oliver Bayliss, the 18-year-old son of Australia’s three-time World Superbike champion Troy, will follow in his father’s tyre tracks to the world stage next year.

He will race in the 2022 FIM Supersport World Championship for the Barni Racing aboard a Ducati Panigale V2.

Oli was born on 20 September 2003 in Monaco and started racing in the Australian Supersport series in 2017 at the age of 13.

The following year, he was alongside his dad and in 2020/21 he competed in the Australian Superbike Championship on a Ducati Panigale V4 R, picking up his first win at Hidden Valley.

Oli and Troy Bayliss father and son
Oli and Troy Bayliss

With the support of Ducati, the Bayliss family chose the Barni Racing Team alongside 20-year-old Luca Bernardi to take Oliver’s career a step further.

“I’ve finished my school program, which means I can now put my focus completely on racing motorbikes, training and only that,” Oli says.

His arrival in the WorldSSP Championship will come 20 years after Troy’s first World Superbike Championships with another twin-cylinder Ducati.

“Oli has been brought up around racing,” says his proud dad.

“I think the move to Barni Racing Team is a great opportunity, I hope he enjoys the V-twin as much as I did.”

Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

Barni Racing Team Principal Marco Barnabò says they have never had such a young team.

“At the beginning we won’t focus on results, but only on the growth of these two young riders,” he says.

Ducati Corse Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti says the “Bayliss family and Ducati have always been linked very strongly”.

Ducati  launched the V2 Bayliss Replica special version to celebrate Troy’s first world title with Ducati 20 years ago.

Bayliss Panigale V2

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2022 BMW K 1600 Six-Cylinder Touring Line Preview

The 2022 BMW K 1600 B will start at $22,545.

The 2022 BMW K 1600 B will start at $22,545. (BMW/)

BMW Motorrad has revealed updates to its line of luxury touring motorcycles, including the K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B, and K 1600 Grand America. The revisions include engine updates that improve performance while meeting Euro 5 standards along with a list of additional standard amenities. These streetbikes will hit the market in February 2022 with starting MSRPs listed below.

K 1600 B: $22,545

K 1600 GT: $23,895

K 1600 GTL: $26,895

K 1600 Grand America: $27,745

Related: Why Commuting On A 2018 BMW K1600B Grand America Makes Sense

Each K 1600 model gets a massive 10.25-inch TFT instrument display.

Each K 1600 model gets a massive 10.25-inch TFT instrument display. (BMW/)

The six-cylinder engine retains its 1,649cc displacement, but now makes use of a new BMW engine control system, two knock sensors, and four total lambda probes. The knock sensors help to improve ignition timing and the additional lambda probes provide more detailed information to the engine control unit to optimize the air-fuel mixture. These changes result in a more emissions-efficient engine and brings it into compliance with Euro 5 regulations. They also allow the bike to run efficiently on fuel of various octane ratings.

Engine revisions bring the K 1600 line into Euro 5 compliance.

Engine revisions bring the K 1600 line into Euro 5 compliance. (BMW/)

BMW also improved practical performance by tuning the mill to reach its peak 160 hp at 6,750 rpm rather than at 7,750 rpm, where the previous iteration of the engine topped out in terms of power. There’s more pull than before too, with 133 pound-feet available at 5,250 rpm, up from 129 pound-feet.

The 2022 BMW K 1600 Grand America will start at $27,745.

The 2022 BMW K 1600 Grand America will start at $27,745. (BMW/)

All models will now come with a new engine drag control system, which limits rear-wheel slip by opening the throttle valves during downshifts. The system calibrates its interventions by monitoring the front and rear wheels and using heel angle information from the new six-axis IMU to calculate available traction at the back. When in Rain or Road ride modes, the drag control is at its maximum setting, but intervention is damped when riders switch to Dynamic mode.

Related: BMW K1600GT | Doin’ Time

The K 1600 lineup gets more standard amenities than ever before.

The K 1600 lineup gets more standard amenities than ever before. (BMW/)

The new IMU also informs BMW’s latest Dynamic ESA system, standard on all four models. Riders can easily switch suspension settings at the handlebar to meet riding conditions. The system also comes with automatic load compensation as a standard feature.

Information for all the electronic systems can be accessed on the new 10.25-inch color TFT instrument display. There are numerous screen options available to choose from, including viewing a fully integrated navigation map. The system resists reflection and has a fingerprint-resistant coating along with a durable, weather-resistant design. It’s Bluetooth compatible and ready to pair with the BMW Motorrad Connected app. There is a special compartment built in above the TFT display for a rider’s smartphone which is splash proof and electronically ventilated.

2022 BMW K 1600 Grand America.

2022 BMW K 1600 Grand America. (BMW/)

Another new element is the 2.0 audio system, which boasts features like bass and treble boost, optimization for in-helmet listening, and standard SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year subscription.

BMW has also fit each model with new LED headlights that track through corners thanks to improved adaptive headlight functionality. Additional lighting improvements include new “Welcome” and “Goodbye” functions that initiate when the ignition is turned on or off. There is now a “Follow Me Home” function that allows the rider to keep the lights on after the ignition is switched off.

The engine revisions also result in a more practically powerful engine.

The engine revisions also result in a more practically powerful engine. (BMW/)

Other standard amenities include hill start control, reverse assistance, dynamic cruise control, steering stabilizer, tire pressure monitor, heated grips and seat, traction control, ABS Pro, a 12-volt charging socket, integrated side cases, and an adjustable windscreen.

There are a range of upgrades available for each model, and three colorways to choose from for each model variant.

Each model gets the latest, greatest Dynamic ESA setup.

Each model gets the latest, greatest Dynamic ESA setup. (BMW/)

2022 BMW K 1600 Line Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $22,545 (K 1600 B)/$23,895 (K 1600 GT)/$26,895 (K 1600 GTL)/$27,745 (K 1600 Grand America)
Engine: 1,649cc, liquid-cooled inline six-cylinder; 16 valves
Bore x Stroke: 72.0 x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc w/ slip/assist
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/shaft
Frame: Die-cast
Front Suspension: Central spring strut, fully adjustable w/ Dynamic ESA; 4.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Central spring strut, fully adjustable w/ Dynamic ESA; 5.3 in. travel
Front Brake: 4-piston calipers, dual 320mm discs w/ BMW Motorrad Partial Integral ABS
Rear Brake: 2-piston caliper, 320mm disc w/ BMW Motorrad Partial Integral ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Light alloy cast wheels; 17 x 3.50 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70-17 / 190/55-17
Rake/Trail: 27.8°/4.2 in.
Wheelbase: 63.7 in.
Seat Height: 29.5 in. (B, GTL, Grand America)/31.9–32.7 in. (GT)
Fuel Capacity: 7.0 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 758 lb. (B)/756 lb. (GT)/789 lb. (GTL)/816 lb. (Grand America)
Available: February 2022
Contact: bmwmotorrad.com

Riders can select up to 18 different functions using the four buttons built into the left-side fairing.

Riders can select up to 18 different functions using the four buttons built into the left-side fairing. (BMW/)

The 2022 BMW K 1600 GTL will start at $26,895.

The 2022 BMW K 1600 GTL will start at $26,895. (BMW/)

Each model gets updated LED headlights with adaptive cornering function.

Each model gets updated LED headlights with adaptive cornering function. (BMW/)

Underbike lights are an optional upgrade.

Underbike lights are an optional upgrade. (BMW/)

Three different colorway options are available for each K 1600 variant.

Three different colorway options are available for each K 1600 variant. (BMW/)

Source: MotorCyclistOnline.com

2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan First Look Preview

The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan in new Granite Black colorway.

The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan in new Granite Black colorway. (Royal Enfield/)

The affordable 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan ($5,299) gets a few thoughtful updates that will make it easier for streetbike riders to find their way in comfort. The adventure bike will be available in North America starting next month in either Granite Black, Mirage Silver, Pine Green, Rock Red, Lake Blue, or Gravel Grey colorways.

Related: 2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan MC Commute

The 2022 Himalayan will start at $5,299.

The 2022 Himalayan will start at $5,299. (Royal Enfield/)

The major enhancement for 2022 comes by way of a new turn-by-turn navigation element integrated into the instrument cluster. The Royal Enfield Tripper navigation pairs to your smartphone using the Royal Enfield app and uses Google Maps to provide simple, easy-to-follow directions to your destination.

Revised ergonomics promise a more comfortable ride.

Revised ergonomics promise a more comfortable ride. (Royal Enfield/)

Additionally, the bike comes with a new seat cushion for enhanced comfort during long rides. A new windscreen provides better protection from buffeting and the front rack is slimmed down for a more comfy cockpit. Out back, Royal Enfield made the rear rack larger and set it lower so it’s easier to strap down your belongings and swing a leg over.

Related: Royal Enfield Himalayan Review

The 2022 Himalayan will be powered by the same 411cc single as last year’s model.

The 2022 Himalayan will be powered by the same 411cc single as last year’s model. (Royal Enfield/)

The bike remains powered by its 411cc single engine capable of 24.3 hp at 6,500 rpm and 23.6 pound-feet torque in the 4,000 to 4,500 range. It’s suspended by a 41mm telescopic fork and monoshock with linkage, is capable of carrying 4 gallons of fuel, and features dual-channel ABS which can be switched off at the rear.

The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan in Pine Green colorway.

The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan in Pine Green colorway. (Royal Enfield/)

2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Specifications and Price

Price: $5,299
Engine: 411cc, SOHC, air-cooled single
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 86.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc
Transmission/Final Drive: 5-speed/chain
Frame: Half-duplex split cradle
Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic fork; 7.8 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Monoshock w/ linkage; 7.1 in. travel
Front Brake: 2-piston floating caliper, 300mm disc, dual-channel ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston floating caliper, 240mm disc, dual-channel ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: 21 in. / 17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 90/90-21 / 120/90-17
Wheelbase: 58.0 in.
Seat Height: 31.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 439 lb
Available: November 2021
Contact: royalenfield.com

The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan in Mirage Silver colorway.

The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan in Mirage Silver colorway. (Royal Enfield/)

Smaller racks on the front for more legroom and a larger rack on the back for easier loading.

Smaller racks on the front for more legroom and a larger rack on the back for easier loading. (Royal Enfield/)

A no-nonsense adventure machine.

A no-nonsense adventure machine. (Royal Enfield/)

The 2022 Himalayan will feature a Tripper navigation pod that links to your smartphone and provides turn-by-turn navigation.

The 2022 Himalayan will feature a Tripper navigation pod that links to your smartphone and provides turn-by-turn navigation. (Royal Enfield/)

A simple way to know where you’re going.

A simple way to know where you’re going. (Royal Enfield/)

Source: MotorCyclistOnline.com

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 | First Look Review

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 review
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 in Indaco Tagelmust (MSRP $12,599)

The 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 is one of the most eagerly anticipated middleweight adventure bikes since the Yamaha Ténéré 700 was introduced last year. Aprilia has announced that the bike will be available in the U.S. in February 2022, and with an MSRP of $11,999.

Aprilia will begin taking pre-orders for U.S. customers on November 10, 2021, and delivery priority will be given to those who make reservations. Customers can book their ideal configuration of the Tuareg 660, including factory options and upgrades, and select their dealer of choice at storeusa.aprilia.com.

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 review
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 in Acid Gold (MSRP $11,999)

Just as the Ténéré 700 is based on Yamaha’s MT-07 streetbike, the Tuareg 660’s engine is adapted from Aprilia’s RS 660 sportbike. The engine is a liquid-cooled, 659cc parallel-Twin with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder. On the RS 660, Aprilia claims 100 horsepower and 49.4 lb-ft of torque, but for the Tuareg 660 Aprilia claims 80 horsepower and 51.6 lb-ft of torque, presumably tuned for a broad spread of torque across the rev range.

For off-road duty, Aprilia says the Tuareg 660 gets a redesigned high-clearance oil sump, an easy-access air filter, and a high-mount exhaust. The engine is carried in a lightweight tubular-steel trellis frame and wheelbase is 59 inches. Aprilia claims a 449-pound wet weight and 275 miles of range from the 4.75-gallon fuel tank.

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 review
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 in Martian Red (MSRP $11,999)

As with other bikes in Aprilia’s lineup, the Tuareg 660 gets the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) electronics suite with selectable engine maps and settings for traction control and engine braking. ABS can be switched off entirely or just at the rear wheel. Standard equipment also includes cruise control and a 5-inch TFT color display with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation via the Aprilia MIA app. The bike also has full LED lighting

The Tuareg 660 has fully adjustable suspension with 9.4 inches of front/rear travel, with a 43mm inverted fork and a rear shock with progressive linkage. There’s 9.5 ground clearance for off-road riding, but the 33.8-inch saddle has reduced center arch to help riders get their feet on the ground.

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 review
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 in Indaco Tagelmust (MSRP $12,599)

For maximize off-road capability, the Tuareg 660 rolls on 21-inch front/18-inch rear spoked wheels with tubeless tires.

The 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 will be priced at $11,999 for Acid Gold and Martian Red, and at $12,599 for Indaco Tagelmust (red/white/blue). For more information or to find an Aprilia dealer near you, visit aprilia.com.

We’ll get a first ride on the Tuareg 660 soon, so stay tuned for full technical specs and riding impressions.

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Eddie Braun: Ep. 24 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Episode 24 Eddie Braun Stuntman Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest on Episode 24 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Eddie Braun, a Hollywood stuntman who has worked on hundreds of TV shows and feature films, including The Avengers, Transformers, and the Rush Hour trilogy. In 2016, Braun successfully flew a steam-powered rocket over Snake River Canyon, completing the ultimate stunt that defeated legendary daredevil Evel Knievel in 1974. Braun did the stunt in “Evel Spirit,” a rocket rebuilt using engineer Bob Truax’s original design for Knievel’s SkyCycle, with the only change being a modification to the parachute. Braun’s 10,000-horsepower rocket reached 439 mph in 3 seconds and hit 8 Gs, soaring 3,000 feet across the canyon. Braun’s epic journey was chronicled in “Stuntman,” a documentary executive produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia, featuring a never-before released clip of rock guitarist Slash playing “Rocket Man” in support of Eddie. “Stuntman” is available on Disney+.

You can listen to Episode 24 on iTunesSpotify, and SoundCloud, or via the Rider Magazine Insider webpage. Please subscribe, leave us a 5-star rating, and tell your friends! Scroll down for a list of previous episodes.

Episode 24 Eddie Braun Stuntman Rider Magazine Insider Podcast
Eddie Braun’s “Evel Spirit” 10,000-horsepower steam-powered rocket hit 439 mph in 3 seconds and pulled 8 Gs.
Episode 24 Eddie Braun Stuntman Rider Magazine Insider Podcast
Braun takes a moment to himself after successfully flying the “Evel Spirit” rocket over Snake River Canyon.
Episode 24 Eddie Braun Stuntman Rider Magazine Insider Podcast
Just another day at the office for veteran Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun.

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