Germany: Youngest Motorcycle Back-Flip

Youngest FMX Back-Flip

He is just 12 years old and is considered the greatest talent in the German Freestyle Motocross Sport: Luc Ackermann, the younger brother of the two-time German FMX Champion Hannes Ackermann (2007, 2008).

Luc recently ended up in fourth place at the Fight Club Series. Now the youngest German FMX sportsman is being supported by art’otels.

Luc will jump with a specially designed “art’bike” at his guest appearance as a show jumper at the Suzuki NIGHT of the JUMPs in Cologne (tonight, Oct. 9) and the Freestyle Show at the InterMOT Fair.

The motorcycle bears the water lily motif by the Korean Baselitz pupil SEO, who decorates the art’otel cologne with her originals.

Luc, who hails from Mühlhausen in Thüringen, started with Motocross and his first attempts at freestyle in 2005. Just one year later he brought off his first backflip on the minibike.

In 2009 he went with the German Flight Club Series and created a sensation in the German FMX scene with a sixth place in the overall evaluation, which he was able to top this year with fourth place.

At the Suzuki NIGHT of the JUMPs / FIM Freestyle MX World Championships in Cologne, Luc Ackermann will attempt to go down in Freestyle history. With the art’bike, he will try the youngest backflip of all time.

If he lands on his bike after a complete rotation, he will be the youngest FMX athlete, at twelve years of age, who has ever completed this trick on the motorcycle.

art’otel, found in Europe’s leading cities, is a modern hotel group noted for a fusion between unusual architectonic style and artistically inspired interior furnishings.

Although high-quality designs and modern furnishing are components of the brand, art itself is at centre stage. Each hotel exhibits a collection of original works consisting of paintings, sculptures and photographs that were especially designed or acquired for the corresponding art’otel.

In art`otel cologne with its 218 rooms, there is a permanent exhibition of works by the Korean Baselitz master pupil SEO. Her large-scale pictures consist primarily of coloured rice paper that SEO uses for painting-like collages.

Luc Ackermann’s Attempt at a Record
Suzuki NIGHT of the JUMPs / FIM Freestyle MX World Championship
October 9, 2010
Lanxess Arena Cologne/Germany

Motorcyclist Profile: Luc Ackermann

  • Name: Luc Ackermann
  • Date of birth: 06th January 1998
  • Place of birth: Mühlhausen, Thüringen/Germany
  • Bike: KTM 85ccm
  • FMX since: 2005
  • Best Tricks: Hartattack Indy, 9-O-Clock, Tsunami,
  • Heelclicker, Superman Seatgrab
  • Sponsors: art‘otels, Mefo Sport, Acerbis, Kenda, ariete, Dirtboy, Twin Air, Eastpak, Q-one Racing
  • FMX Success: 2010 NIGHT of the JUMPs Berlin (Show)
  • #4 Flight Club series (overall ranking)
  • Kings of Xtreme Leipzig (show)
  • 2009 #6 Flight Club series (overall ranking)
  • Supercross Munich (Show)
  • 2006 1st Backflip on a Minibike (50ccm)


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