Common Tread

Video: Chris Birch riding an 1190 like a dirt bike

May 08, 2015

I've been a huge Chris Birch fan for a long time, but nothing prepared me for watching this video. 

The New Zealand location and shots are beautiful, and the things Chris does with 500 pounds of Austrian muscle are nothing short of inspiring. 

Having spent a little time on the 1190, I know how good it is in the dirt, but some of the stuff Chris is able to do is so far beyond what seems possible. 

Wheelieing through a turn is hard enough on a KTM 350. Image from video.

That section on the rocky single track tied my stomach in knots.