Daniel Craig’s James Bond motorcycle skills impressed Moto GP champion – MotorBiscuit
Daniel Craig’s James Bond loves motorcycles. This incarnation of Agent 007 throws his leg on a motorcycle in three out of five films. James Bond followed the Quantum of Consolation the bad guys on top of a Honda Montesa Cota. In the next No time to die, 007 will use a Triumph Scrambler for a daring leap into the mountains of Italy. But one of Bond’s most memorable motorcycle chases opened in the years 2012 Fall from the sky. Craig’s Bond is so handy on a bike that it has even impressed Moto GP champion Casey Stoner.
Skyfall: “They seem to be on the roof of the Grand Bazaar”
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As Fall from the sky opens, Patrice the assassin stole MI6’s list of all known secret agents from an Istanbul agent. James Bond must catch the henchman at all costs. So he uses a Land Rover Defender 110, an excavator and even a train to chase Patrice through Turkey.
Patrice shoots at an Istanbul market and steals a police motorcycle to escape 007. But James Bond does not let him escape. Instead, he jumps onto a nearby Honda CRF250R off-road motorcycle.
Patrice turns out to be a capable horseman, hurtling down alleys and even climbing stairs. But James Bond is just as fast. Finally, the two emerge on the roof of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.
Bond drives the Honda along the rooftop catwalk. In a pinch, he even jumps his bike over the terracotta tiles to prevent Patrice from escaping. It’s a heart-wrenching James Bond motorcycle chase.
Trapped, Patrice crashes through a window and into the Grand Bazaar itself. Bond chases him through the long, winding space. He avoids pedestrians and dodges tapestries. When they emerge in the street, Bond pushes Patrice towards a bridge to trap the assassin.
When MI6 wedges Patrice at the top of the bridge, he jumps over the side and lands on a moving train. As the train pulls away, it looks like Bond has lost. Instead of giving up, 007 drives his Honda on the bridge rail at full throttle. The motorcycle’s front tire crashes against the fence and catapults Bond into the air. He lands on the last car of the moving train, ready to continue his pursuit.
Moto GP’s Casey Stoner reviewed the Skyfall Motorcycle Pursuit
Casey Stoner is a Moto GP champion. He sat down to watch James Bond’s motorcycle chase in Fall from the sky to assess the realism of the stunts in the film.
While many fans were impressed with Bond riding the Honda up a staircase, Stoner was not. As an explanation, he said: “Going up the stairs on a bicycle, realistically, is not very difficult at all. Even for me, who is not a technical pilot (stuntman) like this.
As James Bond and Patrice continued through the podium on the roof of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Stoner was in awe. Also, he said, “Getting on top of that little gap would have been the hardest part of this whole scene. “
He explained, “As simple as it sounds, when you go at this speed, a little mistake can be pretty catastrophic. So getting those spaces (between the tiles) would certainly have been a bit tricky. “
Stoner said of the stuntmen playing James Bond and Patrice: “They were doing a really, really good job on that scene.” X Games contestant Robbie Maddison is the talented stuntman who played James Bond in the Istanbul chase scene.
When Patrice and Bond smashed the Grand Bazaar window and told a story at the market below, Stoner revealed a secret of the stunt. He said, “It’s not that hard to make those kind of drops. In fact, the faster you go, the better. But he admitted timing is everything, saying, “You can break your wrists, break your ankles,” if you drop a whole story at the wrong speed.
Daniel Craig’s James Bond motorcycle skills impressed Moto GP champion
Stoner laughed at a pet peeve he has with most action movies in which the hero steals a bicycle. When Bond grabbed the Honda 250, Stoner said, “Of course there is always a key in the bike.”
The champion said the action film reminded him that it was “pretty amazing what people can do on their bikes.” Overall, he rated the realism of the stunts in this James Bond motorcycle chase with a score of nine out of ten.
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