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ADV VideosChris Birch Shows What’s Possible on a KTM 1190 Adventure

Chris Birch Shows What’s Possible on a KTM 1190 Adventure

The Enduro Champ rides the big KTM like it's a trials bike in this short film.

Published on 04.23.2015

Six time New Zealand Enduro Champion Chris Birch is at it again sliding, jumping and wheeling his big KTM 1190 Adventure R like it’s a trials bike. New Zealand’s dramatic landscape and crystal clear blue waters offer the perfect backdrop to highlight Chris’s tremendous riding skills in this short film produced by MAD TV.

The difficulty level of some of his stunts is off the charts, like when he wheelies across a river, then immediately climbs up a vertical cliff only to launch off the top. Or when he casually wheelies his bike through a banked turn and then just keeps the wheelie going. The hills look steep on camera, so you can only imagine how intimidating they are in person.


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Chris Birch makes it look easy and inspires us all to push beyond what we thought was possible on a big bike. But don’t get too carried away this weekend!

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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Jay T
Jay T
April 23, 2015 10:45 am

Wow. That was impressive. I have always said the big bikes can do just about anything, it comes down to skillset of the rider.

Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips
April 24, 2015 8:27 am

Mad skills!

David H
David H
May 7, 2015 11:45 am

That’s just brilliant!

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Chris Birch Outtakes Reveal His Incredible Riding Technique - ADV Pulse
May 9, 2015 4:13 pm

[…] MAD TV produced a popular short film showcasing Six-Time Enduro Champ Chris Birch displaying his talents on a KTM 1190 Adventure R. […]

jack
jack
May 15, 2015 11:31 am

too big too heavy

sanjay
sanjay
June 2, 2015 12:14 am

very nice

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Spotlight on Extreme Enduro Rider and ADV Maniac — Chris Birch - ADV Pulse
June 25, 2018 8:39 am

[…] has ridden all the latest KTM ADV machines much to the delight of the adventure bike audience. The videos of him throwing around an 1190 are unreal. We reached out to him to see if we could learn more […]

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