We’ve seen motorcyclists do some crazy things, but this has got to be one of the most ambitious. Last year, rider Luca Colombo rode his Suzuki 450 clear across the top of Lake Como, setting the world record for a freshwater distance cross on a motorcycle, which is apparently a category of record that needed to be set. This is the first time we’ve seen the video, and thought it’d be a great thing to share.
In order to cross the entire lake without losing balance or momentum, Colombo’s bike was accompanied with ski-like fixtures on the front and rear wheels. It took the rider just over five minutes to cross the entire 3.4-mile distance at an average speed of 46.6 mph.
Fortunately, there were plenty of cameras on-scene to record the feat, including a drone that followed Colombo from the start all the way to the finish. Watch for yourself as he defies multiple laws of physics and hydrodynamics and makes it to the other side without sinking.