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Bike Hero: Kevin Schwantz


Duke Classics - Bike GP


Kevin Schwantz burst on to the scene in 1986 at the Transatlantic Challenge races and went on to quickly establish himself as a favourite of the fans. Through interviews and classic all-action footage we look at Schwantz’s rapid rise from rookie to World Championship title challenger. Unsurprisingly his legendary rivalry with Wayne Rainey takes centre stage as they do battle fairing-to-fairing on some of the world’s best known circuits such as Spa-Francorchamps, Assen, Donington, Suzuka and Jerez.

The film ends with the close of the 1989 season so we don’t get to see Schwantz crowned world Champion in 1993 but it gives a great insight into the grit, determination and style it takes to become a true Bike Hero.

Channel:Duke Classic Videos
About this program:Duke Classics - Bike GP
Episode title:Bike Hero: Kevin Schwantz
Episode number:22
Run time:1:03:35
Category:Racing coverage

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