The stunt riders of XDL talk about stunt riding today on an ESPN web series, Grantland Channel. Lots of good points are made about where stunting riding has come from and where it is going. The riders break down the XDL Championship series and how it's developing the sport into something that is judge-able. All the top riders like Apex, Chris McNeil, Dixon, Colton, and more talk about what drives them to push harder each year and keep evolving what is possible on two wheels.
Who's ready for the 2013 XDL Championship series - it's bringing motorcycle stunt riding to a city near you.
Polish rider Rafal Pasierbek toured the American competition circuit this season with Atlanta based stunt rider and steel-frame engineer Aaron Twite. Here is there adventure edited by BRAZ3N.
Polish sensation Rafal "$tunter13" Pasierbek tears up downtown Indy at the XDL Championship series. Rafal beat series champion Bill Dixon for first at this 2012 Indy XDL.
XDL: the premiere stunting championship on the planet. And you know what? With a little hard work and determination there is no reason you can’t be throwing down with your idols at XDL. Clearly jumping into the series is intimidating, so we asked the 2012 XDL rookies about their first year competing and asked for some pointers, if anyone dreams of riding in XDL someday.
Words: Aaron Twite Images: Rafal Pasierbek, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Aaron Twite, Jeremy Billera, Jesse Gordon
Ogawa shows off his technical tank wheelies at the final round of XDL in Portland, OR.
The sun came out for the XDL Championship Series Finals in Portland, Oregon. Riders from around the world completed their season in front of eager Pacific Northwest fans who were happy to see the event come to their corner of the country for the first time.
Rafal showing Indy what stunt riding is all about! Traveling all the way from Poland to tour with the XDL series, this was his final event in the USA for the season. Hope he makes it back next year!
Japanese rider Ogawa shows his mad style on the Napa Speedway in Albuquerque, NM at XDL. Ogawa took fourth in the competition and will now head back to Japan after his tour in America. This shot was captured by Jeremy Billera.