"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.
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
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.
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(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.)