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Freestyle MX show hits central coast

Australia’s most renowned freestyle motocross stunt king, Robbie Maddison will headline The Freestyle Kings show coming to the NSW Central Coast on 19 February 2022.

The one exclusive night-time show will be staged at the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford.

The two-hour family fun event will include several world-first attempts and be choreographed to music, fireworks and firebreathers.

There will be front flips, double backflips, side by side jumps performed bigger, faster and higher than before, hitting heights of more than 25m.

Robbie Maddison, who is back in Australia for the first time in three years, will headline the show.

He is perhaps best known for his riding-on-water stunt in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Robbie Maddison rides on water at Sydney Motorcycle Show - Brisbane luca
Robbie rides Sydney Harbour

The Australian FMX champ holds several world records including the longest distance jumped on a motorcycle.

His stunt work includes riding across the roofs of Istanbul for the James Bond movie Skyfall, riding down an Olympic ski jump for the One Any Sunday sequel, back-flipping over the Tower Bridge in London, jumping the Corinth Canal in Greece, and leaping up to and jumping off the Las Vegas Arc de Triomphe replica.

He will share the show with FMX Champion and thirteen-time X Games medallist Rob Adelberg, two-time World Games Champion Pat Bowden, X games Gold medallist Jackson Strong, Japan Gold medallist Taka Higashino, 15-year-old Ry Davis, Lance Russell from Sydney, plus veteran rider and local heroes Dayne Kinnaird and Michael ‘Chucky’ Norris.

“I can’t wait to get back to Australia with an elite team of riders and crew,” Robbie says.

“These guys are the best in the business, and we are so excited to put on an explosive show for the fans.  We have some pretty special stunts planned and world firsts.”

Hobart motorcycle parking

All riders will appear exclusively to Freestyle Kings Live and won’t be seen on any other freestyle motocross show in Australia.

The family friendly event will cater to fans of all-ages and will give them the opportunity to meet their idols at a pre-event meet and greet in an open air stadium which provides a safe environment for all.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketek from $50.75 for kids and $76.90 for adults.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Luca Colombo beats Aussie water record

Italian rider Luca Colombo has beaten Aussie stunt rider Robbie Maddison’s world record on water by riding a motorcycle 1.9km across Lake Como in northern Italy.

Robbie was the first to ride a motorcycle on water when he rode the waves off Tahiti in 2015 for his video “Pipe Dream”.

Robbie later set a world record of 93.3km/h on calmer water, but Luca beat has now beaten that record with 104km/h.

Luca sets record

Shortly after Luca reached the record speed, a wave caused the opening of an inflatable system designed to activate in the event of a power loss to avoid sinking.

Luca Colombo water bike
Flotation device explodes

“I am really satisfied,” Luca said.

“It was very hard to reach even one more single km/h.

“Truth is, you never know what’s going to happen every time I place my bike on water.”

His bike was a Honda CRF 450R from Red Moto Desio-Milano equipped with nautical skis and a rear wheel paddle. The whole rig weighs 205kg. 

It is similar to Robbie’s bike.

Robbie Maddison rides on water at Sydney Motorcycle Show - Brisbane luca
Robbie rides Sydney Harbour

Robbie is a multi world record holder and FMX champion.

He rode across the roofs of Istanbul for the James Bond movie Skyfall and has performed some amazing stunts.

They included jumping the Tower Bridge in London and Corinth Canal in Greece,  jumping up to and off the Paris Las Vegas Arch and skiing down an Olympic ski jump for the One Any Sunday sequel.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Fist Handwear announce Highlighter V1 Glove

Fist announce Robbie Maddison inspired Highlighter Glove

Fist Hand Wear have announced a new set of Robbie Maddison inspired red label gloves – the Highlighter V1 – featuring the Aussie emblem of the boxing kangaroo.

Fist Highlighter V Back
Fist Highlighter Glove

As always, the Fist glove includes a pre-curved clarino palm allowing for superior wear without sacrificing feel. The gloves include form-fitting technology ensuring that there is no bunching or blistering while enjoying full breathability and flexibility.

Sublimated twill spandex uppers also allow for full breathability and supreme comfort. Tacky silicon finger and palm prints offer maximum grip even in the wettest of conditions. In summary, a glove design that has not skimped on features!

See your local Fist Handwear stockist for more information and to grab a set for yourself!

Highlighter V1 Glove feaures

  • Pre-curved Clarino Palm
    • Clarino is one of the most durable man-made synthetic leathers on the market
  • Form fitted
  • Sublimated four-way stretch twill spandex uppers
  • Spandex finger gussets for ultimate flexibility and dexterity
  • Tacky silicon grip on palm and fingers
  • Adjustable strapped Fist–tight closure
  • Touch Screen conductive index finger and thumb
Fist Highlighter V Palm
Fist Highlighter Glove

Source: MCNews.com.au