Ghost Rider (motorcyclist)
Ghost Rider is the name of a Swedish motorcyclist , also known as Mika . The public became aware of him through his illegal and risky journeys. These drives at dramatically excessive speed, which often take place in public traffic, are filmed by a group acting as Team Ghost Rider , who commercially exploit the recordings on DVDs.
The Ghost Rider team has released six films to date.
- Ghost Rider 1 - The Final Ride (also distributed as "The Ultimate Ride"; 2002)
- Ghost Rider 2 - Goes Wild (October 2003)
- Ghost Rider 3 - Goes Crazy in Europe (October 2004)
- Ghost Rider 4 - Goes Undercover (October 2005)
- Ghost Rider 5 - Back To Basics (February 2008)
- Ghost Rider 6.66 - What The F ** k (December 2011)
These videos show various journeys that almost exclusively take place on public roads. There are also some so-called "speed runs". The Ghost Rider tries to get from one place to another as quickly as possible. Average speeds in excess of 250 km / h and top speeds well over 300 km / h despite heavy traffic are not uncommon. The first two videos take place entirely in the Stockholm area all the way to Uppsala . In one of his videos, the Ghost Rider covered the 68 km long route between the two cities within 14 minutes and 55 seconds, which corresponds to an average speed of 273.5 km / h. He even showed little respect for police officers by pulling up in front of their eyes and provocatively looking for controls, then using the acceleration and speed of his motorcycle to drive away and expose the police (see e.g. DVD 1).
A similar series are the Getaway-in-Stockholm films, which were used as a template by the Ghost Rider.
For most trips of Ghost Rider one controls Suzuki GSX-R1000 or with turbochargers tuned Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 with 372 kW (506 hp). The Hayabusa accelerates from 0 to 300 km / h in under 20 seconds and can reach a top speed of over 450 km / h with the longest gear ratio. With the normal gear ratio it reaches 370 km / h.
However, during some stunts or races, the Ghost Rider also drives other vehicles, such as snowmobiles, cars ( Subaru Impreza and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo), bicycles or pocket bikes . Sometimes he even drives a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Polis dressed as a motorcycle policeman in Swedish police clothing and chases himself with other team members on public roads.
The motorcycles from the films are owned by SWT Racing (Swedish Wheelie Team). This team demonstrates the machines publicly at motorcycle meetings. The No. 1 of this team, Patrik Fürstenhoff, is in the Guinness Book of World Records for a wheelie with 307.86 km / h and is a Swedish superbike racer. The machines are officially loaned to the Ghost Rider by SWT Racing . The chairman of SWT Racing owns the rights to the Ghost Rider films, but according to his own statement, he has "no idea how the films were recorded". According to Swedish law, the Ghost Rider must be caught red-handed by the police to be charged.
- Superbike - Website: Ghostrider talks to SuperBike. From: www.superbike.co.uk , accessed June 7, 2019 .
- Guinnessworldrecords - Internet site: Fastest motorcycle wheelie. From: www.guinnessworldrecords.com , accessed June 7, 2019 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swedish motorcyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20th century|