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Man Jumps World Record 187 Ft On A Motorbike

An American motorcycle stuntman twice broke the world record for the longest distance jumped on a Harley- Davidson motorcycle Tuesday, sailing through the air near Australia's Sydney Harbour to shatter the previous ten-year-old record, reports

PTI [ Updated: March 04, 2010 16:36 IST ]
man jumps world record 187 ft on a motorbike
man jumps world record 187 ft on a motorbike

An American motorcycle stuntman twice broke the world record for the longest distance jumped on a Harley- Davidson motorcycle Tuesday, sailing through the air near Australia's Sydney Harbour to shatter the previous ten-year-old record, reports The Mail, London.

Seth Enslow flew to a new record distance of 183.7 feet on his Harley-Davidson XR1200 shortly after a 175 foot jump. Bubba Blackwell set the previous record with a 157 foot jump in Las Vegas in 1999.

'This is awesome! I'm stoked!' Enslow said after entering the record books.

Seth Enslow breaks his own world record jumping a Harley Davidson motorcycle at Barangaroo, Sydney

Painful: Enslow holds himself after a heavy landing during practise and, right, the dirt bike rider relaxes after breaking the record

Enslow appeared to be in pain after the jump, but members of his stunt team said he was fine.

'We've worked hard at creating history and we're all glad he landed it safely,' Harley-Davidson spokesman Adrian O'Donoughue said.

Enslow's jump is not a Guinness World Record as Guinness has no category for specific motorcycles, but it still stands as a world record. Evel Knievel set the record in 1975 and held it for 24 years before Blackwell's jump.

Enslow bought his first dirtbike at the age of 16 and started to race as an amateur in New York and Florida. He moved to California In 1993, where he met up with film makers Dana Nicholson, and Jon and Cami Freeman.

In 1994 they released their first film Crusty Demons of Dirt showcasing the underground motocross movement out in the deserts and badlands in USA.

The film featured Enslow jumping a sand dune and crashing hard. The distance he traveled was never measured but it's speculated to be about 250 feet.

The movie quickly spawned a sequel and once again Seth made an impact by coming up short on a jump and landing on supercross racer Jeremy McGrath's practice bike.

Enslow broke his own new world record an hour later with a jump of 183.7 feet on his Harley-Davidson XR1200

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