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July 15, 2011

Videos: Discover the Ducati Diavel with the engineers

You will learn all the details, innovative solutions, and the challenges the team of Ducati engineers had to face to create this special, revolutionary motorcycle, capable of astonishing viewers at the first look and exciting riders at the first curve. The videos detail how the Ducati Diavel was born and how it was actually transformed, thanks to hard work from the team of expert engineers, test drivers and designers. These five fascinating videos will take you on an almost three-year journey, from the designer's white paper up to the metal and moulded carbon of the latest creature ‘made in Borgo Panigale'. Read the full article »

July 14, 2011

Video: Aprilia USA pays tribute to the Space Shuttle

The most ambitious engineering project the world has ever seen, the space shuttle has inspired many to go places they otherwise wouldn't have gone. That includes Aprilia USA, which pays tribute to the brave men and women who made the shuttle possible as its last ever launch approaches. Crossing performance boundaries never thought possible and forging new frontiers in innovation, making and racing motorcycles wouldn't be entirely alien to the people that created a bridge between earth and space. Read the full article »

July 6, 2011

Best clips from the Isle of Man TT 2011

The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. "It goes from one extreme to another." says Guy Martin TAS rider and biker icon. "The consequences of a mistake can be so big, you're not going to fall off on the TT and not expect to be badly injured," says Phillip Neill, TAS team manager and veteran biker. Guy Martin, however, is a man who knows all about the danger of the course and in true "no half measures" style, the danger is the reason he does it. "I want to keep it dangerous, that's what gives me the buzz." Read the full article »

July 5, 2011

Video: Relentless Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

The fourth entry in the 2011 Short Stories film making competition, “Isle of Man Tourist Trophy” takes viewers into the world of Road Racing, a world which flies past at two hundred miles an hour. The Film makers have given us a stunning visual evocation of the sweeping landscape of the Isle of Man, and the extreme focus of the men and women who participate every year to test its roads. The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. Read the full article »

June 27, 2011

Video: El Mirage 2011

My name is Brandon Schrichten and have been some what of a film maker since my early teens. I have been a part of Scott Toepfer's photo journal project, "It's Better in the Wind" since the beginning. His enthusiasm, and creative drive for his project, sparked something in me as well. I realized the opportunity to start documenting our rides would help give me a whole new prospective on the riding experience. Read the full article »

June 24, 2011

Video: Kazakhstan meets Chris Pfeiffer

Considering the sheer size of the Republic of Kazakhstan, it's surprising how little many of us know about it. For many Kazakhstan is the birthplace of the hero in the movie "Borat," however this amazing country is bigger than the whole of Western Europe, but is not an obvious destination for tourists, apart from GS-riding adventurers, many of whom have fallen in love with its deserts, flatlands, steppes and snow-capped mountains. Read the full article »

June 23, 2011

Video: Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE vs Nissan GT-R

The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE uses the most sophisticated set of performance-enhancing electronics ever fitted to a road legal motorcycle. The Nissan GT-R similarly relies on revolutionary electronic driver aids to set lap records the world over. But, which vehicle is faster, bike or car? Both vehicles in this race are completely stock down to the tires and piloted by professional racers. Lap times are real. Read the full article »

June 17, 2011

Video: Husqvarna 900 design

Husqvarna has released a new video of its 90cc in which head of design Raffaele Zaccagnini talks about Husqvarna Motorcycles' first street bike that combines BMW Motorrad technology with Husqvarna genes in terms of design and riding experience. This new motorcycle synthesizes the concepts of the Husqvarna design philosophy. A balanced combination between visual excitement and the experience that each rider expects to find in a new product. Read the full article »

June 15, 2011

Video: Aprilia Performance Ride Control Explained

Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the most sophisticated set of performance-enhancing electronics yet fitted to a road-legal motorcycle. Very similar to the system Max Biaggi used to win the 2010 SBK World Championship, the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE incorporates launch control, wheelie control, traction control and quickshift. All together, those systems give Aprilia riders more control, enabling them to ride faster, safer. Read the full article »

June 14, 2011

I Superbiker DVD now out

„I, Superbiker”, the full length motorcycling documentary film which follows 4 riders battle for the 2010 BSB Championship, now out on DVD. „I, SUPERBIKER”, is a no-holds barred film, directed by Mark Sloper (The Final Cut and Small Time Obsession) in association with the MCE Insurance sponsored British Superbike Championship (BSB) and Motorcycle News (MCN). With the film score by David Vanian of The Damned, and music by Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Man Raze it is definitely a must see. Read the full article »