Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Natalie Kane – Team Honda MX Sweden
Natalie Kane is a Swedish professional motocross rider who races for Team Honda MX Sweden in the Women’s World, European And Swedish Motocross Championships. Natalie Kane is a motocross rider from a small village called Loughbrickland in County Down in Northern Ireland. Natalie has won Championships on numerous occasions including 2nd overall in the Women’s World Championships, three times Women’s Swedish and five times British Championship.
Natalie rides a Honda CRF 250R equipped with MX series brake pads and CX Extreme discs.
Year of Birth:
Team Honda MX Sweden
Professional Motocross Rider
Highest Place Finish:
Second overall Women’s World Championship and five times Women’s British Championship
Honda CRF 250R
What`s your day job?
Professional Motocross Rider.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
2013 – Winning the World Champion round in the UK overall as it is a home GP and 1st ever overall win.
What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?
Factory Honda CRF 250 motocross bike.
Did you always want to be a racer or something else?
I always wanted to be a racer as it runs in my family; riding motocross or road racing.
Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?
I ride on two wheels.
What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?
The X Games – Women’s Motocross Series.
What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ ride you’ve ever had?
Most insane moment would be winning the 85cc American Championship. We just went there for a holiday and my parents bought a bike for me to have some fun. We ended up doing some races which I won and I came home with some huge trophies.
How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?
I am very involved in my set up and testing as I work a lot on my own bike which includes changing and tuning the bike to suit me better.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I see myself achieving some more goals in my own career before I quit as a racer and help more the younger generation to be better riders and achieve their own goals.
What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?
I don’t have a specific song, just something upbeat wakes me up and gets me in the mood.
If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?
I would choose to try riding a road bike like short circuits.
What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?
It’s hard to know in motocross but I think we can get up to around 70 mph on dirt and jumps.
What is your daily drive or ride?
I ride on all different surfaces depending which race is coming next, so can be beach, sand or hard blue grove ground tracks.
Who is your inspiration?
My inspiration is people who inspire me to be a better person andthat anything is possible no matter what your doing.
What is the one thing you could not live without?
My phone probably, hahaha!
What is your favourite takeaway?
Do you have a favourite movie?
Any bad habits?
I love chocolate and no matter how much I try I always seem to be late to all meetings, or something important!
Tell us something about you that most people would not know?
I love to watch TV series like Criminal Minds and Home Land as I would love to secretly be one of them in real life, haha!
Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or 1 duck-sized horse?
I think one duck-sized horse.
Another good day at the track today. Frozen but good traning for your corner speed! Here is a clip of Natalie from today ✊🏼😎 #anypracticeisbetterthannopractice #hondamxsweden #NK44 #FÖ226Posted by Honda MX Sweden NK44 on Saturday, January 21, 2017