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Ghost Rider

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Ghost Rider

"Ghost Rider " is the alias used by a Swedish motorcycle stunt rider in a series of independently produced DVD movies where the recurring theme involves Ghost Rider himself performing illegal maneuvers on his motorcycle on public roads across Sweden and other countries in Europe. The movies show Ghost Rider, mostly in the perspective of cameras mounted on his motorbike, racing at extreme speeds on busy roadways , provoking law enforcement officers into high-speed chases , and performing various dangerous stunts in mostly uncontrolled environments .

Ghost Rider's primary motorbike of choice for the movies is the Suzuki GSX-R1000. He has used a variety of different year models with differing modifications to each, including a fully carbon fiber GSX-R1000 K4 in Ghost Rider Goes Crazy in Europe and a 280+ brake horsepower (bhp ) turbocharged GSX-R1000 K5 in Ghost Rider Goes Undercover . Although Ghost Rider's primary vehicle is a motorcycle, he uses a wide variety of other vehicles in the movies including different types of cars, bicycles, mini-bikes, and even a snowmobile on public streets. Each movie has a scene where Ghost Rider rides a highly tuned , turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa. The Hayabusa in Ghost Rider: The Final Ride was tuned to 417 bhp, and the one used for the later movies was at 499 bhp.

Notable Feats

In Ghost Rider: The Final Ride, Ghost Rider does a timed run in Sweden from Stockholm to Uppsala (dubbed Uppsala Run, a distance of 68 kilometers or 42.6 miles) in 14 minutes 55 seconds with an average speed of 273.1 km/h (170.1 mph ) in heavy traffic. He breaks his own record in Uppsala Run 2 (Ghost Rider Goes Crazy in Europe) with a faster bike by a mere two seconds (14 minutes 53 seconds) with even heavier traffic present.

In Ghost Rider Goes Crazy in Europe, Ghost Rider does a timed run in Paris, France on the Paris Peripherique (French term for ring road/beltway ) and completes the circuit with an elapsed time of 9 minutes 57 seconds. This was done as a tribute to a French street racer going by the alias "Le Prince Noir" (Black Prince) who completed the circuit on his motorcycle in 11 minutes 04 seconds in the year 1989. The times are incomparable, however, due to Black Prince's being obtained in heavy traffic with daylight and Ghost Rider's being obtained with very little traffic at night.

Also in Ghost Rider Goes Crazy in Europe, Ghost Rider does a timed run in the Netherlands from Rotterdam to Amsterdam (a distance of approximately 70 kilometers) in 20 minutes 32 seconds.



Vocabulary

ghost - fantasma
alias - alias
stunt man - especialista
motorcycle rider - motociclista
is used by - utilizado por
recur - repetirse
theme - tema
perform - hacer, actuar
maneuver, stunt - maniobra
mounted - montado
roadway - vía de carretera, calzada
law enforcement officers - agentes de la ley
chase - persecución
environment - entorno
fully - completamente
fiber - fibra
turbocharger - turbocompresor
undercover - encubierto
bhp - potencia al freno
horsepower - caballos
wide - amplio, ancho
snowmobile - moto de nieve
tuned - puesto a punto
feat - hazaña
average speed - velocidad media
dubbed - apodado
motorcycle racer - piloto de carreras
mere - mero, simple
timed - cronometrado
run - vuelta, carrera
beltway - autovia de circunvalación
elapsed - transcurrido
tribute - homenaje
due to - debido a
obtain - obtener
km/h kph - kilometers per hour
mph - miles per hour
motorcycle vs. motorbike - moto vs. motocicleta (Generally speaking, a motorcycle is usually bigger and more powerful than a motorbike. In this article and in the real world, however, the difference between motorcycle, motorbike and bike is not always clear.)

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