Coma Desert Photos
Marc Coma is simply unstoppable on his KTM Rally 450. The Spaniard took his third Dakar title this year, and also his fifth win in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge earlier this week.
Many would think Coma needs a break, but the 34-year old was enjoying some freestyle motocross in the eternal desert between Dubai and Abu Dhabi Tuesday.
Under the coaching of X-Games Gold Medal Freestyle Motocross athelete Ronnie Renner of the USA, Coma made a daring 15-meter long, 6-meter high jump aboard his 400-lbs. KTM Rally 450, hitting the slopes at over 100 mph.
Marc Coma (KTM 450 Rally Rider) says: “Normally, for us the important thing is keeping the bike in contact with the ground. The speed is what matters. That’s why it’s not usual for Rally riders to be jumping these heights and distances. Compared to a Freestyle bike, my bike weighs about a dozen kilos more than this. The tank alone can hold 40 liters.”
Ronnie Renner (KTM 450 SX-F) says: “That was really an eye-opener! I was able to take a spin on Marc’s bike and I’ve got to admit I must have looked pretty awful. The speed is incredible and the handling compared to a Freestyle bike is extremely hard. Taking this jump on a KTM Rally bike is phenomenal.”
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Marc Coma Bio
- Marc Coma won the Rally Dakar three times in 2006, 2009 and 2011 on his KTM motorcycle, and was the World Champion in the Rallies Cross Country Motorcycles Tournament in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He has won nearly every important Rally in the world, including the UAE Desert Challenge five times as well as the Rallye des Pharaons (Egypt), Rally ORPI of Morocco or the Rally of las Pampas in Argentina.
Ronnie Renner Bio
- Ronnie Renner is a U.S. freestyle motocross athlete. The king of the air’s career highlights include winning a gold medal at the X-Games, setting a world record for a step-up on a motorcycle and setting the world record for the highest jump (Air) in a quarterpipe.