The 10 riders, all in the age group of 18-28 years, handled their bikes like a toy and not like the mean speed machines they are taken to be, executing several stunts wowing their spectators at the show organised by Team Nemesis in association with Yamaha.
Team manager Numchha Rai said, “We have organised this event with a view to correct the misunderstanding of the public about bike stunts,” adding that people still consider it as an off-track activity.
He said that the event being the first of its kind in Nepal will give an introduction to Nepali bike stunts and will also be instrumental in promoting the art of bike stunts in the country.
Wheelie — riding just on the back wheel, or Stoppie — riding on the front wheel and stopping — when such stunts were performed flawlessly, the crowd cheered wholeheartedly. Though it was a tough job, all the riders carried off breathtaking stunts like Christ, Lazy Boy, Compass, Sharp cornering and Landslidings, as if these were mere child’s play.
Team captain Tsering Phuntsok Thakuri aka Smokiee said, “We are excited and encouraged by the overwhelming number of audience.”
Asked about the legalisation of the such a ‘game’ he said, “Like many other games, Bike Stunts is also a game, so, with the management of every required legal provision, it should be legalised,” adding that they are going to establish the game as an adventure sports under the Nepal Automobile Sports Association to make it professional and take it from the national to international level.
He also urged youngsters not to try the stunts without wearing safety gear and proper and professional guidance.
Medical and technical teams were present at the event for
the convenience of participants, while a life insurance of Rs 100,000 was signed for each of the riders at the event.
An excited spectator Summit Kayastha shared, “Though it is the first of its kind in Nepal, the riders have exhibited their skills with full confidence,” adding that this
sort of event will help explore new talents in the field.