World’s First Backflip On A Harley-Davidson XR 1200

He is Australian. His name is Kain Saul and and already holds the record for the longest jump on a Harley. On November 26, 2009 he just added this new record by being the 1st to backflip 40-ft to dirt on a Sportster XR 1200. Amazing…

15 Responses to “World’s First Backflip On A Harley-Davidson XR 1200”

  1. 1 Triumph Dec 5th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Balls of Steel and bad as hell. The bike looks damn cool too with the knobby tires and dirt bike front fender.

  2. 2 A 1 cycles Dec 5th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    big bike…bigger balls..the guy with the beard is the father of the kid that jumped for the record distance allready..and they are working with seth enslow for an even longer jump! very cool stuff

  3. 3 gustian Dec 6th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Respect ! ! !

    Peace Gustian

  4. 4 Spicee_84 Dec 6th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    He was not the first sorry not to steal anyone’s thunder but chuck Carothers did before this at the fmx gladiator games 2009 in prauge, czech republic!!!! Sorry guys but simple search on you tube would have answered that question!!!! But still bad ass!!!

  5. 5 Cyril Dec 6th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Spicee. Chuck Carothers didn’t do it successfully with a Harley because he fell, and didn’t cover a 40 foot distance.

  6. 6 J Dec 6th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Wow, awesome!

    What a GREAT bike- I want one to replace my fire-roads Honda 650-

    Harley is missing a niche market!

  7. 7 Doc Robinson Dec 6th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    The ‘guy with the beard’ is Gavin Walker, owner of Quick Fix Harley-Davidson in Mildura, Victoria, Australia. His son Jack has jumped a distance of …. no, let’s wait for the officials to witness his distance before we reveal it. But, it isn’t the knobbly tires that make this bike so special, it is the specially developed suspension which has never been done in quite this manner before and I understand the guys have a patent on it. Take another look at the length of those forks and the rear shockers!

  8. 8 Pepper Dec 6th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    And they said Harleys couldn’t fly.

  9. 9 Spicee_84 Dec 6th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Cyril maybe you should look on YouTube before u respond back because I have Been around harleys my whole life and know what one looks like and he even thanks Harley davidson after the jump!! So do at least a little investigation before u post stuff!! I feel like I was reading the shitty american newspaper stories for a second there!! Not to bag on u I love your insight on the bike world and the up to date info thanks for the good work we all make simply easy to fix mistakes!!

  10. 10 Cyril Huze Dec 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Spicee. I am sorry if my answer was incomplete and not correctly formulated? Did Chuck Carothers fell at landing? Yes. Kain Saul didn’t. It makes all the difference. A record jump is considered successful when you don’t fall at landing or it is qualified as a stunt. Did Chuck jump 40 ft? Nobody seems to know. Do you know? So I stand by my writing.

  11. 11 Dylan Robb Dec 8th, 2009 at 4:35 am

    cyril you are very correct!! it is a fail if you dont land it and ride away from it!!” otherwize known as an attempt”ask any FMXer spicce you may have been around harley’s along time but it dosn’t mean you know jack about FMX!!this bike is not the same bike used by Seth for the long distance attempt there are 2 bikes one with the flash suspension and the one that Kain flipped wich is very mild and very close to stock and was never intended to do a flip!, if you have take a close look on youtube you can see Kain’s bike had stock v-rod rear shocks I should know I bolted them on! You see spicee it dosnt matter what you say or think, because the first time anyone in the world pulled of a backflip landed it and rode it away was Kain Saul from Austrailia and ya carnt steal the thunder from downunder

  12. 12 skulloz Dec 9th, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Australia has more motorsport world champions and record holders than any other country in the world , another great effort by an Australian. top effort.
    Aussie have bigger balls!

  13. 13 A$$HOLE Dec 11th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Big Deal!!! People have been doing back flips on bikes for years. Now they are even doing double back flips over 100′ gaps. Just because it is on a HD does not make it spectacular. So what the bike is heavier. The ramp is what makes the back flip work, and the bike does the work. The rider just holds it up right and pulls back on the bars. Whoopi! Watch the X games sometimes and see all kinds of tricks. Didn’t notice too many Aussies on the podium.

  14. 14 Honduras HD Dec 23rd, 2009 at 11:36 am

    anybody know what kind or brand of tires are these, i want to mount them on Xr1200 to give a more dual purpose use

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