Backflips on a Harley? [video]

Two XR1200s backflipped on two continents

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In late November two motorcycle daredevils from opposite sides of the world were fighting to see who would be the first to backflip a Harley Davidson XR1200 motorcycle.

Australia’s Kain Saul reached the Promised Land first when he made a successful jump in Sydney on November 27. Harley-Davidson believes Saul’s jump is the first ever successful backflip for any full size street motorcycle.

Just one day later American Chuck Carothers attempted to repeat the feat in front of a packed arena in Prague, Czech Republic. Carothers got the XR1200 all the way around, but he popped off the bike when the wheels touched down.

Check out videos of both jumps below the jump.

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