We all know who Danny MacAskill is, unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past four years.
In short, Danny is a bikist, he uses one of those self-powered things, you know, a bicycle, he’s very good at it; so good that Red Bull like to give him money to peddle places.
All the hype and publicity surrounding him gave the KTM marketing department an idea to piggyback his hype to try and push the new Freeride E electric motocross/enduro/ supermoto to the younger folk. One slight issue with that, young people don’t have £10,000 to spend on a battery powered bike that only goes flat out for 45 minutes on one charge.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to see KTM innovating, trying to involve the youth and tell everyone that we can have silent motocross tracks next to funeral homes in the middle of a city. Maybe when the tech comes down in price we’ll all be able to ride one in the park but until then, i’ll stick to using a mountain bike for urban cycle shenanigans.
Check out the video to see Mr MacAskill do a few skids and a stoppie in a disused power station because adding a motor doesn’t just make a faster Danny MacAskill. To be fair, enduro rider Jonny Walker does some pretty cool stuff.
Here’s Danny MacAskill sticking to what he knows best.