KRIEGA BRAND AMBASSADORS
Chris Birch is a life-long motorcycle addict. He is the current and eight times New Zealand Enduro overall champion, three time Roof of Africa winner, he has been on the podium seven times at Red Bull Romaniacs including winning it in 2010. He has competed successfully in the world’s biggest enduro races like Erzberg, Red Bull Last Man Standing, Hells Gate, ISDE, WEC and EEC. Chris is New Zealand’s most successful Dakar Rally competitor finishing 27th and second in the rookies class in 2012. Chris has ridden and raced in over thirty countries and has a thirst for adventure.
Chris has been teaching off road skills since 2007, initially as a way to raise funds to compete outside of New Zealand and now runs his coaching business full time.
Vet rider Chris Salt is an infectiously enthusiastic extreme rider and all-round diamond geezer...originally from Buxton, the distinctive gold-toothed and tattooed racer now finds himself at the centre of the metropolis where he runs Docklandsriders, training from kids to adult, featuring the world's first inner-city extreme enduro track! A two time finisher of Romaniacs and the Tough One, he also lists finishes at Roof of Africa, Weston Beach Race, Le Touquet, La Course Infernale and Extreme XL Lagres on his riding CV. Chris has been a long time friend of Kriega, probably the first tester and destroyer of our kit.
Road racer James Hillier is best known for his high speed precision when competing at the World famous Isle of Man TT where he has not only lapped at an average of over 130mph but has secured his place in the TT’s history with a number of podium finishes and wins to his name. Away from the high speed, high adrenalin world of road racing, James keeps himself busy as a gun for hire and has featured in countless motorcycle related TV and film adverts showcasing his skills to their fullest. New to the Kriega ambassador team James has taken the role to heart and is now rarely seen without his trusty R20 Backpack!
Dave Coates from Darlington, England has been stunt riding professionally for more than 20 years now and regularly performs all over the UK and Europe. On top of performing his award winning shows with Yamaha, Dave likes to keep busy by challenging the norms and has held various records including the World speed record for riding backwards on a motorcycle! A long term user of our kit, Dave also takes care of any special riding needed in Kriega videos.
Austin Vince is best known for his long distance adventure motorcycle expeditions Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa but is much more than an adventure motorcycling filmmaker! Bursting with limitless energy for whatever challenge he takes on (and he takes on a lot of challenges) you will never be down after a chat with Austin. A long time friend of Kriega, Austin has provided invaluable feedback based on his extensive knowledge of adventure motorcycling and has helped to shape many of the designs currently in the Kriega range.