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RAINER SCHWARZ: OFFIZIELLER STUNTFAHRER FÜR HARLEY-DAVIDSON® & BUELL® IN DEUTSCHLAND / ÖSTERREICH
Mo mercy - thumbs are down for the rear rubber! With his hand to the ear, Rainer listens to the frenetic cheers of the audience, while the rear tire smokes off into blue clouds - is the yelling loud enough? The noise is getting louder again - and Rainer twists the throttle even further. The screaming tire makes his last turns, while the audience disappears into clouds of blue smoke. Finally, a short "bang" signals the end of a short tire life. "Dead in the name of stunt riding" is what the doctor on the notice - the next tire is already waiting...
No matter if at the GERMAN BIKE WEEK, the SPEEDWEEK at Oschersleben, ATLAS RACE DAYS at Genderkesee or the Custom PERFORMANCE at Bad Salzuflen: The Stunt Team of Rainer Schwarz is one of the most demanded motorcycle-artists of germany - and this is not just for the tire-killing final of each performance. Rainer and his team do their artistry at each weather conditions, even wind and rain: Wheelies, Stoppies, Burnouts and artistry with up to four persons aboard his Suzuki - and now powered by Buell.
Rainer feel at home
on the rear wheel: Single, with two, three or even four members of his
crew, ha can do wheelies and stoppies. If the road is wet, one of the guys
clamps on to the front fork dragging the rear wheel literally into the
"Better don't ask for my practise sessions" grins Rainer to the question where he learned the skills of balancing on the rear wheel. Since yet, he had no trouble with the "green-white" sport spoilers of the bavarian police: Who can read the license plate of a motorcycle which does 240 km/h - on the rear wheel.
Dragster-ace Werner Brückle discovered the young talent, while the
contact to Harley-Davidson/Buell was made through the german "High Performance"
custom Harley magazine. Buell europe manager Manfred Mäntele was already
looking for new ways to promote the sporting Harley-sidekick with the certain
"Streetfighter"-appeal to a new breed of customers. Rainer soon adapted
his riding style to the V-Twin with "just" 90 hp instead of his beloved
160 hp at the GSXR: "The engine characteristic is completely different",
explains Rainer, " the Buell delivers it's power at much lower revs. I
can wheel up the Buell at around 2.000 rpm - at the Suzuki, that's just
idle!" Rainer would love to have some more horses between his legs, but
the real art of riding the V-Twin is the torque: "The Sportster engine
of the Buell has a more "aggressive" characteristic than a jap four, which
makes it very responsive to even slight turns at the throttle", explains
Rainer, "at a four cylinder, 500 to 1000 rpm don't make much difference,
while the V-twin reacts immediately."
Rainer balanced the
bike on the rear Bracket and burned the tire while standing behind the
• Text: HR-F.de
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