BMW’s Chris Pfieffer in the USSR
BMW Motorrad's Chris Pfeiffer was captured in action in Moscow's most famous city square on his F 800 stunt bike. Following appearances at a motorcycle exhibition in Moscow the 36-year-old was attracted to the wide, open spaces outside the Cathedral of Saint Basil and decided to capture the moment on camera.
"Moscow is an amazing place and I had been doing some stunt shows for BMW Motorrad over there as well as some 'guerrilla' activity with Red Bull," said Chris. "I knew it would be quite difficult to get these pictures but luckily for me one of the guys from BMW had a contact with the local police – who all ride BMW bikes – and he had seen one of my shows, so we were able to get permission to make these pictures close to the Basilica with the distinctive onion domes on the Red Square!"
In addition his F 800, Chris has also been using the new HP2 Megamoto in his latest shows, much to the delight of stunt fans. "I'm really enjoying the extra variety this bike brings to my performances and I'm now including it in most of my shows," he said. "While the F 800 is the best bike out there for technical stunts, the Megamoto's raw power is superb for power drifting and things like crazy stoppies when I stand on one cylinder! I'm looking forwards to going to the Isle of Man centenary TT in June because there will be about eight of the world's best stunt riders there and we're all going to put on shows as well as compete against each other."
On the rare occasions when he is back in his own country, much of Chris's spare time is taken up with off-road riding, as he is hard in training for the forthcoming Erzberg Rodeo, where he hopes to be riding a version of BMW Motorrad's new 450cc single-cylinder sport enduro that made its debut in last weekend's World Enduro Championship round in Puerto Lumbreras, Spain.
"I've had a couple of test rides on this bike and it is unbelievably good," said Chris. "I'm hoping to ride it at the Erzberg Hare Scramble in addition to the HP2 Enduro at the Erzberg Iron Road prologue. I'd also like to ride it at the Red Bull Romaniacs race in Romania, which is a seriously hard-core enduro rally race where you're riding for six to eight hours a day over four or five days in a row. I can't participate in the full race because I'm booked to appear at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, as well as a show at the Donington Park MotoGP but it will be a great opportunity to ride the 450cc sport enduro in the toughest conditions imaginable. Bring it on!"
* Heres a link to a Youtube vid of Chris Pfeiffer in action