There is no doubt that Freestyle Motocross is a sport on the way up.
Just a few years ago it was perhaps seen as something of a novelty … now it’s a worldwide phenomenon, attracting crowds larger than those seen at AMA motocross of even GP motocross events.
New Zealanders such as Levi Sherwood and Nick Franklin are among the world leaders in this sport and the tricks they now perform would make even a blind man gasp.
Franklin lives and breathes the sport of FMX. He is constantly travelling and performing his amazing bag of tricks to eager fans in demos on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series tour.
Franklin has been an innovator and leading New Zealand athlete for many years, building a reputation as a solid rider with a vast array of technical tricks which he always lands consistently, this makes him a stand-out when it come to demo time on the X-Fighter tour stops.
He is always pushing the envelope in new tricks to further his progression in the sport.
When at home Nick likes to relax in his home town and get some practise sessions in on developing his tricks for the next tour.
Here’s a sweet video clip all about the rise and rise of Nick Franklin … enjoy …
© Words and photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com