Legendary stunt man Chris Pfeiffer decides to retire aged 45 image

Following around two decades of stunts and rides, thousands of shows and close to 100 countries visited – and also a host of World Stunt Riding Champion titles, iconic BMW Motorrad ambassador Christian Pfeiffer has announced his retirement.

He became a professional rider back in 1996 and Pfeiffer has been one of those guys that you need to see in person to make sure they’re for real – because viewing videos online will constantly have you looking for CGI and cables. Besides his constant involvement on the riding and feestyle scene, he was also a competitor in the world of extreme endure racing, with for wins at the Erzberd Red Bull Hare Scramble. For looks like his lucky number – he was also four times the World Champion Stunt Riding – in 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2009 – and he was also four times the European Stunt Riding Champion in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

His ubiquitous fame took him to the level of performing tricks with large street bikes since 2000, but after years and years of punishing treatment he felt he could not top his performance level and decided for some R&R time. “Dear friends, fans and partner. I’ll keep it short: after 20 years as a professional rider I’ve decided that it’s time to stop riding shows. I’m 45-years-old now, it’s been an unforgettable experience with countless adventures,” he said in a statement for his fans. We’re not overly happy that he retires but we do understand how a champion wants to keep the same level of performance and best it if possible and will not settle for anything less.