Seth Enslow breaks world record for longest jump on a Harley
von Ralf Becker
American freestyle legend Seth Enslow has made history by setting a new world record for a long-distance jump on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The Crusty Demons star broke Bubba Blackwell's record set in Las Vegas 1999 by 18 feet (5.4m) with a jump of 183.7 feet (56m) at Sydney's Barangaroo.
The death-defying stunt was seen as recreating an unforgettable Harley-Davidson benchmark set by Evel Knievel in 1975.
Enslow had to take the jump twice, after the viewing media missed the first jump.
The star was scheduled to make his record jump at 9.30am (AEDT) but he took the jump at 8.45am with only a third of the press there. He broke the record with that jump but was forced to take it again when he realised the press had missed it.
Luckily for him, he lengthened his lead by a further 8.7 feet (2.65m) on his second attempt.
The daredevil has a reputation for trying to break world records. He attempted the overall distance record back in 1999, riding a custom Honda bike.
In that attempt, he overshot his landing ramp and smashed his head against the handlebars of his bike, crushing his eye socket.
He has since made more record breaking attempts as part of the Crusty Demons Night of Records in 2008.