As Ken Block has shown with his Mustangs and Escorts, gymkhana is a display of technical prowess and deep disdain for tires. However, on a motorcycle it’s all that and an experiment in how often you can hit a rev limiter.
In the same vein of the Block series of gymkhana videos, Drift Rampage features Romain Jeandrot blowing the tire off his motorcycle. There may also be some some stunt riding thrown in for effect, but it’s tough to see with all the smoke. Stunt riding might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s clear that Jeandrot has insane control of his bike. Admittedly, some of the stunts are wacky or even just unnecessary, but most of what happens on that motorcycle is mind boggling.
Take some time between meals and be thankful for gymkhana. Also, this should go without saying, don’t try this at home — or anywhere else, for that matter.
Also published on Medium.