Russian Blogger Artem Boldyrev Killed While Steering Bike with Feet and Texting

Screen grab from Artem Boldyrev's video
  • A Russian moto-blogger was killed while he steered the motorcycle with his feet and texted on his phone.

  • Artem Boldyrev was riding with the bike in cruise control, while he sat in the passenger’s seat and steered with his feet and texted.

  • It was reported that his bike collided with a car on the highway.

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We feel sad and even upset at times when hear about deaths in our riding community. But we don’t know how exactly we should feel about this case. A well-known Russian moto-blogger was killed while he steered the motorcycle with his feet and texted on his phone.

Artem Boldyrev shot to “fame” by performing stunts while reviewing motorcycles. He uploaded a video of himself riding a Victory Vision full-dress tourer last year, steering with his feet while perched on the passenger’s seat.

Given Russia’s appalling driving habits, it was an accident poised to happen.

He was riding a BMW K 1600 GTL and managed to send a video of his act just moments prior to the fatal crash. (Some mass media said “Harley-Davidson.” Jeez, learn something about motorcycles, will you guys.)

His last and not-so-famous words were, “Most problems arise due to the fact that I don’t give a f***…”

Boldyrev wasn’t the first Russian vlogger to perish. The “sexiest Russian motorcyclist” Olga Pronina was killed two years ago in a high-speed crash on her BMW S 1000 RR.

Our message is this: Please stop stunting for cheap publicity on public roads.

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