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Top Gear Live to Attempt “Deadly 720″ Double Loop-the-Loop on KTM 250 SX-F

Tue, 23 Oct 2012

Automotive program “Top Gear” and KTM are teaming up to attempt the world’s first double loop-the-loop on a motorcycle. The stunt, using a 2013 KTM 250 SX-F, follows a similar stunt “Top Gear” completed from June called the “Deadly 720” that saw a successful double loop-the-loop in a car in Durban, South Africa, a first for a four-wheeled vehicle recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records (look for the video after the jump.)

The attempt at a two-wheeled Deadly 720 will take place as part of the Top Gear Live show, Oct. 25-28 in Birmingham, U.K. The Top Gear Live Stunt Team will attempt to ride the 250 SX-F through two eight-meter (26.2 feet) steel loops.

KTM estimates the unnamed stunt rider will need to travel at a speed between 27 mph and 29 mph to have enough momentum to make it through both loops. The stunt will be attempted on a stock 2013 KTM 250 SX-F  with the suspension tuned specifically for the stunt.

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[Source: KTM]

By Dennis Chung

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