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May 11, 2011

Video: Motocross base jumping in Chile

Fearless Chilean base jumper Julio Munoz decided to perform a death-defying stunt in the Chilean Andes. The world-famous stuntman is clearly crazy – but he makes great videos of his feats. Wearing a helmet-mounted camera he sped his 450cc bike off a cliff before opening his parachute just 200ft from the ground while the bike crashed into the side of the mountain. The stunt is thought to have taken three years to plan and cost more than $100,000. Read the full article »

April 6, 2011

Video: Chris Pfeiffer explains how to stoppie

A couple of days ago, we showed you BMW Motorrad’s video of Chris Pfeiffer explaining the wheelie. This time, Pfeiffer is explaining and performing a stopping. „The Stoppie, sometimes also called a front wheelie is a motorcycle trick that does not only look extremely cool -- it's also quite hard to perform. But who better to explain how to do it right than the four times World Champion Stunt Rider Chris Pfeiffer?” warns BMW. “A stoppie is pretty dangerous and not easy to learn.” adds Pfeiffer. Read the full article »

March 22, 2011

Funny video: Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 vs Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo vs KTM 990 SMR

Until now the big supermoto category has been ruled by the KTM 990 Supermoto R and the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO, which was recently updated for the 2011 model year. Now, there’s a new player out there. The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 features a host of electronic rider aids and the Italian machine offers the most powerful V-twin engine in the category. But is this enogh? Note: look at the guys in the back playing around. Read the full article »

March 2, 2011

Video: Avoiding idiots

Ever felt like you’re the only sane person on the road? Dubliner Rob Brannigan shot a video about the dangers faced by bikers every day. Bus drivers not looking, people texting on mobiles, women applying their make-up etc. Brannigen said to MCN: “There were 3 main motivations for shooting the video: firstly, I nearly got taken out at the first clip junction by a red light jumper. Secondly, a few weeks later a guy on my nearside nearly got taken out by a car that stopped two inches from him. [...] Read the full article »

January 25, 2011

Video: BMW S1000 RR vs. Ariel Atom V8

Famous UK TV show Top Gear tested the Ariel Atom V8, which is powered by two inline-four motorcycle engines. The supercharged 3,0-liter V8 delivers 500hp while weighing only 1200 pounds. The means the Atom has 900 horsepower per tonne, a ratio that shames everything from the Lotus to the Lexus LF-A. The BMW S1000 RR features a 999cc inline-four that produces 193 hp, 83 lb-ft or torque and can rev up to 14,200. The bike has a power-to-weight ratio of 1,055 horsepower per tonne. Read the full article »

January 19, 2011

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in depth

Kawasaki released the new version of its GSX-R 750 motorcycle back in last autumn. The new naked bike, just like the GSX-R600, features shorter wheelbase, lighter frame, swingarm, front forks, wheels, brakes, rear suspension, bodywork and exhaust system. Suzuki's Derek Schoeberle walks us through the changes to the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750, and how the Japanese company's 750cc track weapon lost 17 lbs over the 2010 model. Read the full article »

January 13, 2011

Video: unveiling the Ducati Desmosedici GP11

Ducati revealed the Desmosedici GP11 race bike yesterday, und today, we have a video of the event. Ducati likes to do things in style, that’s for sure. The press conference was held at Madonna di Campiglio, Trento, Italy. Rossi’s bike features luminous yellow painting and number 46. Rossi and Hayden are cheduled to test the GP11 at Sepang from the 1st to the 3rd February. Until then, check out Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden snowmobiling. Read the full article »

January 12, 2011

Video: Electric superbike podiums against gas bikes

Chip Yates is an AMA Pro Racer who decided in 2009 that he will build an electric superbike that beats gas bikes. Well, the time has come, Chip and the Pro Racing Team made history yesterday, finishing second and third against gas-powered competitors in the WERA Heavyweight Twins classes at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. In the race, the electric machine did gasoline bike lap times, and reached 154 mph top speed. Read the full article »

January 10, 2011

Video: Barry Sheene Legacy Trailer

A hero and inspiration to millions, Barry Sheene has a particularly unique place in the hearts of bike and sports fans the world over. LEGACY - A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BARRY SHEENE is a special two-disc DVD release that offers an intimate and frank look at the life of Sheene as a sportstman as well as the individual, putting together never before seen archive and home movie footage along with in-depth interviews with those who have loved, admired and were inspired by Sheene. Read the full article »

January 7, 2011

Video: KTM 125 Duke

Do you know Rok Bagoros? Probably not, but the Slowenian stunt rider is well known in Europe. KTM released a video showing Bagoros testing the brand new 125 Duke, the smallest Duke of the Austrian company. You probably think 15 hp is not enough for fun but you’re wrong, just watch the video. It looks like 125-250cc bikes are the next wave next to electric machines. The great thing is that these bikes are cheap but offer a lot of fun. Not to mention the insurance costs. Read the full article »