Riding a motorcycle at its limits requires multiple inputs being made smoothly and simultaneously, and this expertise is on wonderous display in the video below. It shows police officer Quinn Redeker, Jr. ripping up a parking-lot course that was part of a motorcycle skills competition among police motor cops.

Redeker has apparently lost only handful of times during the 100 or so times he’s competed, some of them against as many as 150 other riders. Other motor officers are probably grateful that the masterful Redeker has now retired from these competitions. He now serves the Ventura, California, Police Department as a detective supervisor.

Check out the video to watch the adroit way he hustles a BMW R1200RT-P around the tight and challenging little circuit, adeptly balancing smoothness with aggression in a brilliant display of riding. Note his body position, hanging off the high side of the bike like a trials rider.

  • Craig Hoffman

    Impressive.

    Another motor cop you wanna see behind you is this determined guy. The motor cops are serious in Brazil. Gotta give the Perp credit though, he could ride quite well. I think he ran out of gas – LOL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSeVCOF-iwI

    • Kevin Duke

      Yep, that chase was insane!

    • Old MOron

      That was badass. What was the chasee riding, something like an XT250?

      • José Rodrigues

        Most cops on that area use Hondas XRE 300s. A precious few are getting Yamahas XT660.

      • José Rodrigues

        Sorry. The chasee had a Honda CG, either 125 or 150 variant. The *chaser* most probably was a XRE 300.

        • Old MOron

          Thanks, José. I figured the bike had to be 250 cc or smaller. But the guy sure rode it well.

    • Jason

      Cops wearing short sleeves with no gloves… CRAZY

    • Born to Ride

      Is it wrong that I wanted homeboy to get away?

      • José Rodrigues

        Yes, it is. Such homeboys are thieves, drug dealers, robbers. They steal other people’s work (did you know that a cheap motorcycle such as the Honda CG 150 cost about 10 months of the average Brazilian worker’s wage? even if he didn’t eat, bought clothing, paid his bills, he would still have to work that long to afford such a bike), other people’s lives. With the laws that we have down here, he’s most likely to be out of jail before the cops fill the paperwork.

        My wish is that the scumbag rots in hell, in prision at least, but it probably won’t/didn’t happen given the laws that we have here.

        • Born to Ride

          Your English is really good for a Brazilian man. I sympathize with your plight, but I don’t wish death upon the homeboy. I wish he’d clean up his act and get a racing license, then put his fearlessness to good use.

          • José Rodrigues

            Thanks for the compliment; I try to make myself understood as best as I can. I understand that you don’t wish him death, and I don’t blame you. Maybe “death” is a little too heavy, but I have no sympathy. Let me try to explain. Around here, it is very, very common that such outlaws are caught by the police, then released by the judges, time and time again, because of our very lax laws. You hear very often in the news: “the robber/rapist/murderer was arrested for the 10th time today. Paid bail, was released.” It may come as a shock to you, but this number (arrested 5 times, 10 times, 15 times) is realistic. Sometimes I’m not proud to be Brazilian. Well, that comes after 20 years of military government, followed by 20 years of leftist rule…

            Sorry to distill my bitterness here. Much better to talk about motorcycles. And those cops. Again, search for “rocam 22m” on youtube, and you’ll see how good they are.

    • Brian Clasby

      I like that at the end he was trying to put the stand down.

    • José Rodrigues

      If you want to see more such videos, look for “Rocam 22m” on Youtube. It is the “official” channel of the cops (state cops in São Paulo) themselves. Nevermind the Portuguese, there is almost no dialogue.

      ROCAM is a batallion of cops (here, they are militarized) that ride motorcycles. Very entertaining. There are a few videos where the perp gets rammed by a truck, a van or something.

  • Old MOron

    Officer Quinn Redeker, Jr. from Ventura, CA? Uh-oh, that’s my neck of the woods!
    Oh well, I’ve been practicing gymkhana, too. Got the idea from MO: http://www.motorcycle.com/events/moto-gymkhana

    • James Stewart

      Given recent events, he’s probably more interested in a fire proof riding suit than he is in chasing perps. Got chased out of my Valencia hotel yesterday by the fire – dang, Santa Ana is a Beeyotch.

      • Old MOron

        Yikes, that was probably the Rye fire, right?
        Good luck, James.

        • James Stewart

          Yep. Rye Canyon fire. Came out just in time to “talk to God” at the burning bush on the hill side next to the Embassy Suites. He said “Get in your rental car and haul a$$” I didn’t argue with him.

  • mog

    Take a look at the only ‘possibly a bobble’ at minute mark 1:06 to 1:10. The man is amazing! The hang off the high side is taught out here in North Carolina at the school MotoMark1.com by retired NC State Police officer Mark Brown. Great article, thanks!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/030e8187b4a99f8ef0f69046c66c5217ad411f372b7a9f41e76e298540a88fb8.jpg

  • James Stewart

    Excuse me sir – can my “official police motorcycle” be a Honda Grom for the purposes of this competition?

  • toilet brush

    I had a BMW R1150 police bike, pretty much identical to that 1200. it’s a very top-heavy bike with a high ground clearance and it can be challenging at low speeds, especially to a small guy like myself. I am 5’9″ 140 lbs.. I have no problem saying that I could not even come close to handling that beast like this guy. very impressive

  • RPJ

    40 plus years of riding & I only wish I could handle my bike half as well as this officer. Truly impressive.

  • pcontiman

    You guys should do a story on the Hawthorne CA PD riding school called “Ride to Live”. It teaches skills of this nature to the public for free.

    • Kevin Duke

      I haven’t heard of it until now. Have you taken it?

      • pcontiman

        Yes, I’ve taken both 1 & 2. #1 consists of lots of low speed, tight radius turning, obstacle avoidance, braking and some beginning corner apex education on a fairly high speed “track”. It is a definite confidence booster for folks who think they need “40 acres to turn this rig around”. I also saw some Iron Butt folks who needed the schooling on handling those tall rigs in some real world turning applications. It was a mix of mostly experienced riders with some rookies sprinkled in. The 2nd session is basically a bonus for getting through the 1st. It is sweeping canyon riding with stops every 2-3 miles to talk about apexes, positioning and other things that will make you a more competent and safe rider. These courses were inspired by the tragic deaths of two of their own and very much feature riding to LIVE. They do this on their own dime with whatever donations they get from the riders to help out. Lastly, the even put on a mean Carne Asada lunch if you happen to be lucky enough to be at that session. It ends up being good community outreach to go along with being taught by folks that have to be good to get the job and have to be better to stay alive doing it. Good stuff, you should look them up.

        • Kevin Duke

          Thanks for the info!

  • BMF

    In South Africa, as always, they take it one step further.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n8KrdixvZc