One of the world’s most elite stunt bikers, Rok Bagoros, talks about his upcoming India tour
With almost 51 million views on his YouTube channel, there’s no doubt that Rok Bagoros is a celebrity in the moto world. However, his online credentials are much less impressive than what this Slovenian rider has achieved in real life.
The first person in the world to successfully perform stunts on scooters on actual ice, this award-winning pro rider is now KTM’s official stunt biker. Though the humble athlete considers moto legends like Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Chris Pfeiffer, and Tom Pages his idols—he's something of an icon himself.
From stunt doubling for celebs like Robbie Williams and Neisha to performing in regions like South America, Europe and the UAE on the major events like MotoGP, Red Bull Air Race, DTM, Salon de Automovil Chile, Internatonal moto expo, EICMA, etc—there’s very little he has not done. Now, he’s finally making his India debut. We catch up for a quick chat with the moto expert, to find out more:
* Congratulations on crossing the 500K on YouTube. Is it true that your army of fans campaigned hard to bring you to India after your 2018 video titled ‘Why I have never come to India’?
That's right. Since 2011—back when the KTM Duke 125 was launched—my fan base in India has been growing constantly. They’ve constantly expressed their wishes for a live show. Especially through numerous comments on my social media pages. I’m happy to say that the wait is over!
* Now that the long-awaited day is almost here, what special stunt show have you choreographed for thousands of your fans at the upcoming India Bike Week event in Goa?
It's a RokON show for a reason—the experience comes close to a real rock concert. My tricks are in sync with the music and special features to spice up the nearly 20 minutes of pure adrenaline. You need to be there the see for yourself. You need to know my season is 11-months-long, so body and mind are paying a huge toll. But one thing is for sure, I will give it my all and spend my last bit of energy for my Indian fans.
* Besides stunt shows, what else do you have planned, exploring India for a bit?
Since I've heard so much about India and it's beautiful natural landscapes, I have decided to take some days off with my videographer, and best friend, Dominik—who is coming with me on the tour and has had a long season as well, filming RokON vlog episodes. This will be the perfect ending to a rocking year!