"I am a ruthless enthusiast."
Chris Northover is the embodiment of a passionate motorcyclist. As a stunt rider, instructor, journalist and studied motorcycle engineer, he spends almost all of his free time on two wheels. He became well known after his 'Storm the embassy' video, which actually started out as a bit of fun between friends. In the interview, he reveals how the video was made, why he no longer has any free time, what he thinks of the G 310 R and what all of this has to do with longboarding.
Park 'n' Ride Challenge
Chris Northover is the perfect driver for the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge. He knows the G 310 R back to front and no one can fool him when it comes to riding pleasure since he feels perfectly at home when he is on two wheels. As a stunt rider, he's always happy when there's a little action. So we gave Chris a new challenge. Along for the ride: the G 310 R and his mate Guto. To see what Chris, the G 310 R and Guto got up to, how they overcame the challenge and who they met, have a look here.
Many people know you from your video "Storm the embassy". How did you arrive at such a crazy idea?
The video was actually not planned to be such a big deal. A good friend I'd already made a few films with told me that he had access to an empty building. Then a company came along and provided us with bikes to test out – everything went off without a hitch. We shot for four days and really enjoyed ourselves while thinking up new stunts. I was actually not sure I would be able to do everything. But my buddy kept on motivating me – that kept me keen. We would never have believed that over four million people would watch the video.
Chris on the G 310 R.
Chris on the G 310 R.
Even at the photo shoot, Chris could already tell that the G 310 R was going to be loads of fun. Then he had the opportunity to ride the G 310 R for the first time in São Paulo. He was immediately amazed at how easy the bike is to handle. He was also impressed by the fact that it feels like a larger BMW. His conclusion: the G 310 R is the perfect introduction to the BMW Motorrad experience for any rider. Intense riding pleasure, with a real BMW that you can ride every day.