Cape Town - One of the star attractions of the Killarney Motor Show on Sunday 6 November will be amazing motorcycle stunts of the Le Riche brothers, 'One-Wheel' Brent and 'Skid Mark' Bruce, arguably South Africa's top trials riders with a total of 14 South African Trials championships between them, ranked fourth and second respectively in the United States trials rankings.
Trials, otherwise known as 'foot-ups', is not about speed; it's about riding a motorcycle slowly and gently over impossibly rough terrain - or man-made obstacles - without putting a foot down on the ground. You can stop, go backwards, even jump the bike like a pogo stick, as long as you don't put your feet down. As an exercise in balance, it is without parallel.
The Le Riches use their trials riding skills, their custom-made trailer and two incredibly agile 300cc trials bikes to pull off stunts in their X-Show that sound impossible until you see them done, including ramp jumping, flip-back sheer vertical wheelies, full-speed stoppies, riding straight up a 3.5 metre vertical wall and, as a final showstopper, a full 360degree bike rollover.
Throughout the action the brothers the two riders wear cordless mikes, explaining how the stunts are done, entertaining the crowd with their sibling rivalry and bringing them right into the action.
The X-Show is not just for motorcycle enthusiasts. Anybody who has ever ridden a bicycle will be astonished at what the Le Riche brothers can do on two wheels.