From teacher to stunt legend.

Chris Pfeiffer and the revolution of stunt riding.

He raised stunt riding to a completely new level: Chris Pfeiffer awed the audience with his breathtaking tricks and is an idol to countless stunt riders, who all strive to become him. For ten years, Chris competed successfully on two wheels for BMW Motorrad – albeit most of the time just on one.

It all began in the garden. Here, Christian Pfeiffer would hop over tree roots and pull wheelies around the vegetable patch. The first races were not far behind. At the age of ten, he lined up for his first race. When he was 20, he already had 300 trophies on his shelf at home. And yet he wasn't a pro. Instead, he studied for a teaching post in sport and biology. With his first university examination in the bag, he quickly changed his plans. And became a stunt rider.

Jumping over 33 people.

Jumping over 33 people.

His stunts didn't go unnoticed for long, and he received his first big show in the Olympiahalle in Munich. In 1996, he went professional. Pfeiffer won the Erzberg Rodeo four times. In 1997, he managed a long jump over 33 people lying next to one another – without a ramp. What a thrill for the fans. And for Chris too.

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Lows and highs.

Lows and highs.

Chris Pfeiffer trained hard and gave his all at every show and competition. Even at the Guinness World Records show in 1999, when a technical malfunction caused Chris to fall badly breaking several bones. After several operations and lengthy rehab stints, he finally celebrated his comeback. And then some: holding up his own at the Erzberg Rodeo against the competition and winning.

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A family man.

A family man.

Pfeiffer's stunt skills have taken him all over the world. His countless journeys haven't stopped him finding time for his family. He played tennis with his daughters and taught his son quad biking.

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The battle for his own voice.

In 2014, Chris Pfeiffer had reached the peak of his career. But despite the fact that he was an absolute expert in his field, there was always a residual risk to his job on the edge. During training, he fell and suffered a broken larynx and several injuries on his forearm. The result: numerous operations and speech therapy. Chris found himself faced with a battle to regain his voice.
The accident changed Chris. "I have learned to take it easy in this crazy, hectic world," the 45-year-old says. He took some time out. In 2015, he was back on the F 800 R and gave an unforgettable show at the BMW Motorrad Days. After a few more performances, the family father made a difficult decision.
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He hung up his stunt helmet.

Pfeiffer had had enough. After 35 years – 20 of which as a professional – the Schongau resident announced his retirement on Facebook. Even though this post announced the end of his career, he remarked: "But one thing is clear; I will not stop intensively riding a motorcycle, because that is my life – it always has been." Because he will never be done with the F 800 R.
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