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Husqvarna’s Extreme Enduro Star Graham Jarvis Shows How It’s Done (with video)


Sometimes it is harder to ride slow, and clutch skills can make all the difference. Extreme enduro racing requires, perhaps, the broadest skill set in motorcycling. Take a few minutes to watch Husqvarna star Graham Jarvis teach an accomplished motocross rider (Pascal Rauchenecker) the finer points of the art.

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  1. CrazyJoe says:

    He did say anyone could do it?

  2. Vrooom says:

    Those guys have skills, no doubt. While enjoy riding a dual sport off road, that kind of terrain would result in too many broken bones for me to enjoy.

  3. dt 175 says:

    It hurts to say it, because those bikes are everything a dt 175 is not, but riding up that crick is an eco-disaster…

    • Mick says:

      There are a number of places in Europe and the United States that have creeks and waterfalls and stuff that you can ride on. They are typically rock and sand bottom places that the water wears faster than the dirt bikes do. Riding up waterfalls and stuff like that can be pretty fun.

      That you said crick means that you are from the upper midwest, probably Minnesota. There is a place in Farmington, MO. I think it’s Farmington now. It used to have another name. There is a pretty cool creek/waterfall thing there.

  4. Wendy says:

    Definitely not my kind of riding, but very impressive. Those guys have insane skills. The terrain they rode over was beautiful and to this sreet riders eye, skeery.

  5. Tommy D says:

    Hell in the Hills Enduro in the Berkshires has the “log highway” and “the ledges” that require skills like this. Those guys running the event out there are true masochist and enjoy seeing grown men cry. Fast and flowing…. HA!

  6. mickey says:

    Man, see how little air they were running in their rear tires in the first part of the vid where they were practicing wheelies?

    • Scotty says:

      Yep, gives you grip on rocks. I used to be a trials guy, TY175 and TLR250R, ran low pressures all the time in my Michelin radials.

  7. Joe Bogusheimer says:

    It’s true, Euro-enduro has a lot of aspects now that border on trials. Giant logs, rocks, etc, that was traditionally the domain of trials. Of course, top-level profession trials long ago went right off the deep end with obstacles requiring super-human riding ability.

    • Tim C says:

      Yeah I never knew “enduro” meant this much stuff that looks more like trials. Either way – not my style of riding, but talk about bike control.

  8. Mick says:

    Nice vid. I don’t think that I’ll get hooked on that hard enduro stuff. I like the old school American enduros.

    Odd how American Motocross became this terrible carnival of risk taking while European enduro seems to have done it’s version of a very similar thing.

    Maybe I’m old. But racing is risky enough without having to ride over so many things so often that will wad you well if you screw up. Moderation in all things.

    • GKS says:

      The name says it all, “Extreme Enduro”. In these events, such as Erzberg or the Tennessee Knock Out, it is as much a test of man & machine vs. the terrain as well as the other competitors.
      For more traditional “old school” endures, there are still the World and US Enduro Championships.

      • Norm G. says:

        everything now is extreme. if it doesn’t have the word “EXTREME” attached in some way…? or in the title…? the cool kid says he’s NOT doing it.

        • stinkywheels says:

          Most “extreme” is just another word that you don’t have to be at work for a long time if you run out of talent.

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