Stunt god Kevin Carmichael previews MCN Festival

Published: 11 May 2017

Stunt maestro Kevin Carmichael will be performing his breathtaking stunt show at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling this weekend on his new KTM machines.

The Scottish stunt rider, who has been performing for over 20 years and has World, European and UK championships to his name, will be performing six times over the course of the weekend on his KTM 690 Duke, 1290 Super Duke R and 250 EXC-F.

Kevin only switched to KTM machinery recently, but so far he's enjoyed his time with the orange machines: "The smaller Duke, the 690 really impressed me with how light and balanced it is and the Super Duke is just a wheelie machine with huge power! The 250 EXC-F is great for everything, really."

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Unlike many stunt riders, who modify their bikes to make stunt riding easier, Kevin keeps his bikes mostly standard. "The 1290 is completely standard, I've just taken the mirrors off, and the enduro bike is standard too, but I'll be fitting a road front tyre this weekend for stoppies. The 690 has a larger rear sprocket but that's it."

So which is his favourite and what can visitors expect? "That's a tough question, but I'd have to say the Super Duke just because of the power. You really need to have self control with that bike, it's just amazing. I rode it on the road recently with all the electronics turned off and it was so much fun. It really depends on how much space I have to work with, if I have enough room I'll bring out the 1290 and do some drifts and some jumps on the enduro."

Don't miss Kevin showcasing his amazing skills at this weekend's Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. He'll be performing at 9:30am, 12:15pm and 3:45pm on both days.

The Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling takes place at the East of England Arena. Head to www.mcnfestival.com for more info.

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