Chris Birch using the rear hub of his KTM Adventure bike to winch himself up a hill is impressive.

He’s a handy talent on a bike but Birch is proving ingenintive too with this trick. Tying a rope to an immovable object — like a tree — and then tying the other end around his rear hub, Birch uses the transmission of the bike to winch that 228kg beast up a climb.

For a guy who’s planning on racing the Red Bull Romaniacs on his 1090R, Birch is getting things figured out.

(Skip to 5.04min for the magic trick!)