Nick Franklin


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Nick Franklin hails out of New Zealand and grew up on a farm just outside of Tokoroa on the northern island. After annoying his parents to get him a motorbike to rip around their Tokoroa farm as a 10-year-old, Nick has been seldom off the two-wheeled beasts, unless he's flying through the air with barely a fingertip between him and the bike.

After years riding motocross bikes in junior competitions and one thing led to another and eventually built his own ramp at his parents' farm. From there, he went on to win New Zealand's X Air competition in 2002 and left his job at Kinleith mill to start traveling the world and do the Red Bull X-Fighters in Valencia and Madrid back in 2003. Nick joined FMX4Ever in 2004 and has been a solid teammate and a hard working boy for the team ever since. In the European winter, Nick has been busy doing the Crusty Tour down in Australia and New Zealand.

Franklin lives and breaths MotoX, he is always travelling and performing his amazing bag of tricks to eager fans on the Red Bull X-Fighters Jams around the world on places you would usually not think about FMX. The Kiwi has been an innovator and leading rider in New Zealand for many years building a reputation as a solid performer with a large amount of technical tricks, which he always lands consistently - this makes him stand out when it comes to a demo or a competition. Nick is used to ride in front of bigger crowds on the Red Bull X-Fighters Jams Tour than any FMX contests would be able to gather. On top of that, he is always pushing the envelope with new tricks to further work on his progression in the sport, even if he is not the youngest horse in the circus anymore. His friend and fellow countryman Levi Sherwood goes regularly to the „Franklin Farm" to work on new tricks with his older mate.

In 2015, Nick comes back to the World Tour in Athens as an X-Fighters competitor with a podium from the first ever event in Valencia in his pocket. With crowds of over 150.000 at the Red Bull X-Fighters Jams and previous appearances in Madrid and Mexico City, the KTM rider was not scarred to enter the quarry in Greece.