Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport FMX History: KAMAZ Truck Jump

FMX History: KAMAZ Truck Jump

FMX News

Russian FMX rider Alexey Kolesnikov recently made history at his FMX training compound in Kolomna (RUS) by became the first freestyle motocross athlete in history to jump a bike over a flying truck.

The jump was taken at Kolesniokov`s home training base in Kolomna with 2 perpendicular ramps for a cross jump of the both vehicles.

It took 10 days to get prepared to the project. The ramp for the 8,5 tons KAMAZ truck was formed out of 500 tons of dirt.

The height of the ramp was 2.5 meters, the gap from the separation point to the landing – 12 meters, which corresponds to a height of four-store house, and KAMAZ speed right before the jump was 60 km/hour.

Despite strong winds, Kolesnikov threw several different tricks over 9-ton truck driven by 2010 Dakar Rally winner Vladimir Chagin (RUS), including a huge backflip off the 2.75-metre kicker.

Kolesnikov’s next stop was the third round of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 on Moscow’s famous Red Square on 26 June, where the best freestyle motocross riders on the planet went go head-to-head in front of a huge crowd.

Alex Kolesnikov and his KTM SX250 finished the event in second to last with 10 points. Click here to see the FMX KAMAZ Truck Jump.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

Honda, KTM, Piaggio, and Yamaha Sign E-Motorcycle Battery Agreement

Get ready for the Swappable Batteries Consortium for Motorcycles and Light Electric Vehicles made up of Honda, KTM, Piaggio, and Yamaha. The goal is...

Laurin & Klement Slavia B – The Birth of Škoda Motorsports 120 Years Ago

Czechs Václav Laurin and Václav Klement founded their bicycle manufacturing company in Mladá Boleslav, Bohemia, in 1895. The company, Laurin & Klement, started a...

2021 Daytona Fantasy Supercross Tips (16 Fast Facts)

The Daytona Supercross is the midway point in the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series. There are eight rounds in the book, and there...

BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Comes To Europe For 2022

For the first time since its 2008 debut, the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition will be held in Europe. Located above the northeast...

Ultimate Motorcycling Editor’s Letter, March 2021: Vive l’automatique!

Testing the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT for this issue reminded me of something fundamental—motorcycles need to be accessible to new riders. Although we’ve...

Lieback’s Lounge: FTR—The Savior From Winter Misery?

When I found myself cleaning the tire treads on my Multistrada 1200, I knew the winter madness had returned.