ABOUT MATTIE GRIFFIN STUNT & WHEELIE SCHOOL
Resides: Galway, Ireland
Hobbies: Trials Riding/ Anything on 2 wheels
Bike Used: BMW F800R/ BMW G 310 R
Ranked fifth in the world at Street Bike Freestyle Riding in 2008 and 2009,
Mattie’s presence at events such as the Annual BMW Motorrad Days
Garmisch Partenkirchen, Goodwood Festival of Speed, and countless events
throughout the World have been warmly welcomed by his growing fan base.
The 39-year-old from Galway (Ireland) works hard to entertain his audiences,
training for two hours a day on his BMW F 800 R’s and BMW G 310 R developing
new moves and keeping up to scratch with his signature tricks. It’s a dream
job for Mattie, whose motorcycling career began at an early age – thanks to an
enthusiasm for trials riding and talent for mechanics.
Building and maintaining this bikes in his workshop is almost as enjoyable as
honing his stunt-riding skills and gave the young motorcyclist greater
confidence in his abilities. “I’ve been doing mechanic work since I was a very
young boy with my dad in his workshop and I have always enjoyed working
on motorcycles in particular. It can take months to complete the perfect
stunt bike, lots of parts have to be made especially for the bikes so you can’t
just pop down to your local DIY store, and it can take time to get over
teething problems in the beginning, and before you feel at one on your new
It didn’t take very long after he decided to start stunt riding, before he was
spotted by BMW Motorrad Manager Conor McRory at the Irish Motorbike
Show in Dublin in 2004. “Conor saw me perform and was pretty impressed by
my riding skills. From there, I carried out some demonstrations at numerous
BMW events on different BMW motorcycles and was introduced to the BMW
Happily, Performing shows worldwide and hosting his very own personalized
Stunt & Wheelie School is a full-time profession for Mattie. Most of his week is
spent training, practicing, and preparing his BMW Motorcycles for shows and
his Stunt & Wheelie School
IN THE BEGINNING...
Mattie has been riding bikes since a very young age of 6, in particular trial
bikes. In 2004 Mattie decided to try his hand at motorcycle stunt riding. He
built his first stunt bike from an old Honda CBR 900 Fire Blade.
Mattie showed great ability by winning the first competition he entered in
Ireland. From there he decided to drop right into the deep end and enter the
World Stunt Riding Championships in the Czech Republic in June 2004,
where he would compete against the top stunt riders in the world, Mattie
managed to come in at 14th place out of 50 of the best Stunt riders in the
world. After this competition Mattie built a newer stunt bike from a 01 Honda
CBR 929 Fire Blade.
Mattie went on to perform at numerous shows such as The Entertainment on
the Prom at the famous Isle of Man TT in 2005 2006 and 2007. The RDS
Motorcycle Show in Dublin 2005, 2007, 2009. The Ulster Grand Prix 2005
through to 2009, and many more events throughout Europe.
In December of 2006 Mattie finished building his Kawasaki ZX636, Mattie then
went on to compete in the European street bike motorcycle freestyle
championships in Amsterdam Holland in late 2007 where he came in 7th
place out of 59 entries.
In the spring of 2008 Mattie travelled to Zurich to better his ranking where he
secured 5th place World ranking.
Mattie returned to Zurich on a Suzuki in the spring of 2009 and retained his
5th place World ranking. His strong and loyal fan base continues to grow on a
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