Ubisoft CEO actually rides motorcycles, but he doesn't do backflips like in Trials Fusion

Yves Guillemot says his first bike was a Yamaha RDX 125 and reveals that he recently bought a Harley Davidson.

Here's an interesting fact: Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Trials publisher Ubisoft, is actually a motorcycle guy. Speaking during a special Trials Fusion Twitch live-stream today, the industry veteran said his appreciation for motorcycles dates back to his youth.

Guillemot at a business meeting...not riding a bike.

He explained that when he was 16, he had a Yamaha RDX 125 as his first bike. When he got older, he bought another bike, and just recently, he purchased a Harley Davidson. If you're ever travelling through France and you see a biker zip by, it could be Guillemot.

Guillemot, 53, still rides "from time to time," he said. Earlier in his biking days, he said he needed to stop "because I didn't want to die too fast."

Ubisoft acquired Trials studio RedLynx in November 2011, and now we have to imagine that Guillemot's passion for bikes may have had something to do with it.

Trials Fusion launched this week for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The PC version is slated to arrive next week. For more, check out GameSpot's review of Trials Fusion.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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159 comments
Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Ok Eddie, I know I critizise you a lot. but this headline was pure gold xDD Thanks man!

bourne714
bourne714

I've done a front flip on a dirtbike.......granted it was after I did an endo on an 80 foot table top and front flipped to the ground.  My head was all shoved in between the rear fender and the tire.  It was quite painful.

AndrewII
AndrewII

I don't understand why anybody in their right mind would buy a HD bike when you consider the fact everything about them technically is outdated literally e.g. HD is the dinosaur of motorcycles, this compared to the amazing bleeding edge technology that continue to trickle from japanese and european makes via MotoGP.


Right now the only good thing about HD is their XR750 and race ready-XR1200R.

Creed02
Creed02

If you're ever travelling through France and you see a biker zip by, it could be Guillemot.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Yeah and my 70 year old dad still rides sports bikes...in other words file this Big Farking Deal. :P

limbo12
limbo12

"Ok, now this Makuch.."


"He's perfect. Put him on the list."


"What do you mean, perfect?"


"I mean he's malleable and has no imagination"


"Yup, that's about as good as it gets. Put him on the list."

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

There is no way in the world I would swap my 1000cc R1 Yamaha for a Harley cruiser,  I hate chopper bikes. Slow, dumb handle bars and just plain ugly. Fair play to him for being a bike man though.


In other news, I have blue colored big boy pants on today.

limbo12
limbo12

And the 2014 Geoff Keighley DoritoDewd awards go to...Eddie Makuch!


Keep at it Eddie! You're the industry's hottest asset!

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

"Dear Internet, this is Yves. I ate food today. Over"

Vojtass
Vojtass

Here's an interesting fact: Yves Guillemot is small, especially when he stands close to Aisha Tyler. Either way he would still hit her.

shreddyz
shreddyz

ceo rides motorcycles. this is news? LOL

fabs1
fabs1

There's more of a culture of riding motorcycles to and from work here in France. So it's not a big surprise.

qtmew
qtmew

Oh man! They didn't update his hobbies! It's been hours ;(

woodyfr
woodyfr

Hint: You'll be able to ride a motorcycle in “Assassin's Creed IX: Vikings”

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

There's going to be a Watch Dogs sequel ebook released alongside the game, a new Prince of Persia game supposedly developed on the Rayman Legends engine (most likely a platformer), Codemasters is teasing a new Grid game, and we get news about this fellow's midlife crisis.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Rockstar President actually drives cars but he doesn't run over pedestrians on a daily basis like in Grand Theft Auto.

foodrules
foodrules

This was groundbreaking for me. I'm really looking forward to hearing more about the hobbies and lifestyles of company CEOs!

nazart81
nazart81

News flash!!! Girls fart rainbows. 

nurnberg
nurnberg

The game looks pretty fun.

jackzor123
jackzor123

Eddie's upcoming article: "words and stuff"

morgwin
morgwin

"He recently bought a Harley Davidson"


Midlife Crisis Alert.

Sanligo
Sanligo

We can almost make this a drinking game. Pick out the articles that were made by Eddie. If you're wrong, drink! Actually, that wouldn't be very fun, cause you would never drink. Nevermind.

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

Yes, we've reached the bottom, ladies and gentlemen. This is the most useless and irrelevant article ever written in Gamespot. And maybe in gaming sites in general.

endorbr
endorbr

This just in: Guy that makes more money in one year than you do in five owns a motorcycle.

endorbr
endorbr

"Here's an interesting fact"  I think you and I have different ideas about what makes a fact interesting Eddie.

cracka123
cracka123

This just in: Billy likes to drink soda, and Ms. Lippy's car is green!

warriors30
warriors30

Maybe Eddie is just trying to get fired or something. A lot of weird articles these days. 

geniobastardo
geniobastardo

When I was young I used to draw animals in my notebook.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@IamTheBesteva I have done my fair share of Eddie bashing, but I wouldn't call him garbage. That's below the belt.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@limbo12 Welcome to corporate media 'Make news where there is no news'. If our world was efficient, these guys might be lucky to clean toilets instead of shoveling shit in our faces.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@nazart81 Uh, girls don't fart or shit, we think. It's one of those myths like are unicorns real? Female family members(at least your mom and sister). I know I'm not the only one who knows that.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@warriors30 I just wonder why he never tries to defend himself. I have seen him get bashed and done plenty myself(reluctantly, but deservedly so), but this one right here is the worst I have seen. Maybe he knows this is a total croc of shit.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

@warriors30  They cant fire Eddie. How else are they gonna get all of the extremely heated and emotional discussions in the comments?

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@Riddick123 @wookiegr @warriors30  He's worked out he gets more hits getting people to come and bag on his god-awful headlining skills than finding useful or informative content. See, and I'm helping him...it makes me feel a little dead inside every time.

Riddick123
Riddick123

@geniobastardo @wookiegr  Is your name Napoleon Dynamite?