80s classic ‘BMX Bandits’ gets an awesome tribute

“Let’s head to the pier for a milkshake”

Who remembers 80s classic ‘BMX Bandits’? An Australian adventure crime drama set in Sydney and featuring Nicole Kidman in her big-screen break, it’ll evoke strong waves of nostalgia in many BikeRadar readers.

Now BMX freestylers Corey Bohan and Mike Clark have have teamed up with BMX racer Leanna Curtis to produce the ultimate tribute to it, called ‘Bicycle Motorcross’. This labour of love has taken two years of planning and a hectic two weeks of filming across Sydney, as they tried hard to pay homage to original whilst giving their own unique twist.

Ah, milkshakes:
Ah, milkshakes:

The seven-minute film was made with help from Red Bull and opens with Bohan and Hucker riding along Sydney’s coastal paths, practising their wheelies and bunnyhops, working up a thirst. They head over to the pier for milkshakes with Curtis (playing Kidman’s role of ’Swifty’), and on the way home narrowly avoid collision with a dastardly gang of bank robbers.

Watch out!:
Watch out!:

We’ll leave you to find out what happens next – the full film can be watched here.

Jamie Beach

Deputy Editor, UK
Jamie's been addicted to bikes from the moment his stabilisers came off. Earliest cycling memory is the chipboard-ramp-on-bricks, but happiest one is bombing down a Mallorcan mountain pass that seemed it might never end. Always on the hunt for the perfect rain jacket, a keen collector of hats.
  • Discipline: Road, gravel
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains with long climbs, equally long and fast descents, the chance to get above the treeline.
  • Current Bikes: Genesis Croix de Fer, Brompton M3L
  • Dream Bike: BMC TeamMachine SLR01, Moots Routt
  • Beer of Choice: Augustiner
  • Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

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