Teach McNeil was at Nick's BMW in Depere Wi this weeked and put on a great show! The level of capability a professional stunt rider has is impressive. Even if, like me, you hate to see the squidly actions of stunter wanna-bees on the highways. Along with Teach he had Leah Peterson, a female stunt rider on her ZX6R bike, Leah has only been riding in total for five years and she shows a lot of riding capability with all sorts of standing wheelies.
He did his stunts on a F800GS complete with Twisted Throttle adventure style bags and top box, and on a S1000RR. But he also used our demo K1600GTL to do wild burnouts (DTS deactivated of course) and some impressive wheelies. What is really impressive is the rolling/turning stoppies he does on both the F800GS and S1000RR. But when a group of young guns showed up on thier various mid-sized sport bikes, he started the show by giving them types on how to ride and look less like a squid. Kinda contrary to the whole premise of the show, but he had a captive audience to teach them something.
I got a change to ride Teach's modified F800GS, modified in that it has a 17" front wheel/tire in place of the stock 21". The bike was still very stable even up to 60 mph, and on the sport bike rubber I was easily able to nearly drag the saddlebags in tight turns. Fun stuff. If you get a change to see Teach in action, you'll be surprised and impressed.