Ryan Kruesi stunt rider

Ryan Kruesi has been working with Continental in the USA since the launch of our latest cruiser range in late 2016.

Owner of Kruesi Originals, a respected custom bike builder in the city of Pheonix, Arizona, Ryan is also a professional stunt rider, and has appeared in two promotional videos for Continental, one alongside Stephanie Pietz.

A leader in the American club style Dyna scene, which Ryan got into about 8 years ago, he doesn’t limit his work to just Harley-Davidson Dyna models.

“We work on Softail, Dyna, Touring and Sportster models – anything we can get more performance out of” comments Kruesi, who sees a big future in the performance Harley sector.

While most stunt riders start out on a sportsbike, Ryan started to learn his trade on a Harley just 5 years ago.

Motorcycles weren’t always a way of life for Ryan, who says:

“I was big into the import drag racing scene and even built a few drift cars before returning to motorcycles. I spent my late teens and early twenties building drift cars and import drag racers. I rode a Honda ATC at 5 years old, but my first motorcycle was a Honda XR75. From there I moved onto bigger dirt bikes and eventually sport bikes. I got into Harley’s with a 2006 HD Night Train to ‘slow down’.”

ContiTour Ryan Kruesi

More recently, he’s been checking out the performance of our ContiTour cruiser tyre, with it’s latest Mileage Plus compound.

What did he think?

“It handles great, no wobbles and lots of grip. It’s easy to mount and is a great wheelie tyre because of the traction – too much grip for burn-outs!”

Check out some of Ryan’s latest builds on Instagram at @KruesiOriginals.

With a whole host of additional sizes coming this year, you can check out the full ContiTour range here.