Kevin Schwantz was a hero to many thousands of fans around the world for the way he rode on the ragged edge for race after race, despite his Suzuki being down on power against the Yamahas and Hondas of his close rivals the tough Texan never gave up.
These two top titles from the 1990s profile the extraordinary determination of the hard-riding, straight talking champ:
Flick the Beast
On the limit, and beyond...
Experience the Schwantz phenomenon in glorious action footage from the year Kevin really smashed onto the World stage.
You follow the spectacular Texan rider as he wins pole positions one after the other, leads race after race, and achieves some brilliant GP victories during a season which many experts rate as one of the best ever – it was certainly one which made the pundits pay attention!
Kevin Schwantz didn't win the World Championship in '89, but he certainly won the hearts of every spectator from Japan to Brazil with his on-the-limit riding of the Pepsi Suzuki.
Our high quality coverage from the world's best bike sport cameramen gives you the chance to fully appreciate his extraordinary skills. A great music track and expert commentary accompany the mind-blowing action in this film for bike fans.
60 mins | NTSC DVD
Schwantz World Champion
have ever worked so hard, enjoyed so much popularity or provided so much
entertainment as Kevin Schwantz.
The hard talking, hard riding Texan finally
achieved his life’s ambition in 1993, rewarding his legions of loyal fans after
eight years of trying. This programme was put together to tell the tale of
Schwantz’s long struggle to the title.
Recapping the highlights of his career,
it also shows a lot of what Kevin got up to in his spare time; driving a
Bugatti 200mph supercar, golfing with his ‘interesting’ friends and also
discussing the more serious side of his profession.
His family also make
contributions to the film alongside his Lucky Strike Suzuki team to give a real
picture of what made the man behind the #34 plate tick.