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Ewa Pieniakowska: Polish Professional Stunt Rider Breaks Barriers

Even as a child, Ewa Pieniakowska had dreams of becoming a professional stunt rider.

Ewa performing a trick on her motorcycle

Ewa prefers gear in either pink or animal print

Pieniakowska grew up in a small town in Poland. “When I was a little girl, I adored foreign movies with female motorcycle riders,” she commented. “I often imagined myself sitting behind the handle bars, and still remember the adrenaline that shot through me during my first motorcycle ride.” Though she’s small in stature—she measures in at only 5’3”—she is now a force to be reckoned with in the motorsports world.

Ewa posing in front of her motorcycle

Ewa is the first Polish Female Professional Street Bike Freestyle Athlete

Pieniakowska became a professional rider in 2000. Today, she is the only Polish female professional Street Bike Freestyle athlete, as well as the only female stunt rider to perform in the NitrOlympx stunt show. She was also the only female stunt rider at the 20th anniversary of Bike and Music Weekend at Gieselwind in Germany, and at the biggest automotive fair in Poland—Poznan Motor Show.

Developing the skills to become a premier stunt rider has taken time. “Every aspect of this sport is a challenge,” Pieniakowska observed. “You never get used to it, because every show, trick, photoshoot, video, interview, and so on requires an enormous amount of energy, preparation, discipline. You’re always learning—and you have to learn fast.”

A headshot of Ewa

Ewa owns a Honda CBR 600 F4i, Honda CBR 125 R, and two Kawasaki ZX6R 636s

She admits that stunt riding is risky. “It’s good to keep in mind that the bike is over 200 kg and has over 130-horsepower. It’s not a toy, and the risk of getting injured is extremely high. I’ve paid the price for my passion with many bruises, and even broken bones, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I do what I love and love what I do.”

Ewa owns a Honda CBR 600 F4i, Honda CBR 125 R, and two Kawasaki ZX6R 636s. K&N has been a supporter of Pieniakowska’s stunt riding career. “All of my bikes are set up with K&N oil and air filters,” she commented, “And I’m in love with those products.”

Ewa performing a trick on her motorcycle

“I’ve paid the price for my passion with many bruises, and even broken bones," Ewa said.

What motivates her to continue to push the envelope? “Being active makes me feel truly alive,” she says. “This amazing sport discipline is a breakthrough in motorsports, and I’m lucky to be a part of it. It’s a full-time job that allows me to be creative, visit new places, meet new and interesting people, and just be happy.”

You can follow Ewa by visiting her website: ewastunts.com.

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