Luke McNeil from Kaos FMX stunt motorbike team gets ready to put on some high-flying action on Saturday night.
Luke McNeil from Kaos FMX stunt motorbike team gets ready to put on some high-flying action on Saturday night. Doug Eaton

Flying bike lands on back of a bus

THE Kaos FMX stunt motorbike team was one man down come their second show at the Summerland Drags in Casino on Saturday after a rider injured himself in the first of the team’s performances.

That left one rider to perform the “superman”, “heel clicker”, “double grab”, and “heart attack” tricks which are the team’s specialty.

Sam Balnaves, 22, of the Gold Coast, dislocated his knee when a gust of wind moved his bike mid-air during a trick, causing him to land heavily.

Mr Balnaves was taken to the Casino Hospital for an x-ray and treatment.

But the lack of one rider failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd who watched as remaining rider Luke McNeil, 19, of Jervis Bay, launched himself and his motorbike along a 2.5 metre up-ramp at up to 80km/h, performed tricks in the air and landed on a ramp on the back of a custom made bus.

“The idea is to take off in second gear, fly through the air and try to do some crazy outlandish trick, and hopefully get back on your bike and land,” team manager Jeff Sherlock explained.

“Unless you are jumping out of an aeroplane without a parachute, this is as extreme as it gets.”

About 2000 people attended the event.



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