Author: Rob Slade

Video of the week: How to cross a river like a pro

River crossings often draw a mixed reaction from adventure motorcyclists. Some try to avoid them while others seem to love the excitement and challenge that they bring.

Whatever your stance, there’s no debating that a well executed water crossing is a thing of beauty, and we may have just stumbled upon one of the most impressive videos out there.

The video shows a 2WD Ural Gear-Up being tested in Russia and it faces one massive obstacle, an extremely wide, fast flowing river. Undeterred, the rider ploughs on showing impressive balance and skill in the process.

At certain moments it almost looks as if the Ural will be taken by the current and swept down river, only for the rider to expertly divert it back on course.

Check out the video below and then let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.