Brian Capper started riding MX at the age of nine, started trial biking at 11, and won his first National title at 18. He then spent a year in America competing in their National Championships, finishing seventh overall.
In 2002, he competed in the National Offroad Championship, and finally achieved his dream of winning the Roof of Africa. “That year was a big one for me as I also started my SuperMoto career – the best thing I've ever done,” he says.
In 2011, Capper decided that he had tried all the obstacles he could do on the ground, so he took up a challenge in the air. The Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban has an arch over the field that is 350m wide and 105m high (that’s a long way down). Brian’s goal: to bike up the 550 steps to the top and back down the 500 steps on the other side. Keeping momentum and balance on the way up and being careful not to cause the brakes to overheat on the way down, Brian accomplished this insane feat in style – being the first one in history to do so.
A 10-time SuperMoto Champ and Trials Champion, Brian feels he has accomplished everything he wanted to accomplish in SuperMoto. Now that he feels more matured as a rider, he has set his sights on enduro. “I want to win a title or five there,” he says. When he has a bit of free time he likes to spend it entertaining crowds with his gravity defying Xtreme Riding Xhibitions.Read more