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Video: How did he walk away from THIS?

John Westlake, 02 December 2011 15:21

A stunt rider who crashed head on with a car and flew 30 metres through the air has escaped serious injury. In fact, he was back at work the next day. The rider was performing at Latin America's largest theme park when he hit the car while wheelying at what looks to be about 30mph. He was meant to pass ...

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The Monotracer: What do you think?

John Westlake, 12 October 2011 09:24

This is a Monotracer; a £100,000 fully-enclosed motorcycle powered by a BMW K1200 engine. In one form or another, they’ve been around for decades, and MCN has generally placed them on the pile marked ‘Interesting but largely irrelevant’ because of their price. But a Monotracer fan keeps pestering us to write more about them in the newspaper so we’d like ...

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TT3D: Closer to the Edge trailer

John Westlake, 25 March 2011 11:47

This is the trailer for 'TT3D: Closer to the edge', which was shot at last year's TT using ultra-expensive 3D cameras. It's released on April 15 and will be shown in all Vue multiplexes. Though aimed at a wider audience than just TT fans and motorcyclists, on this evidence it looks like being the bike film of the year by ...

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Ice stunter responds to 'harsh' web comments

John Westlake, 04 March 2011 13:36

Stung by web comments saying he couldn't wheelie, a Hungarian stuntman has hit back with this: a new ice video featuring - you guessed it - lots of wheelies. Pásztor Tamás – who helped make the video – told MCN: "Our first ice riding video unexpectedly became a big international hit – we want to thank motorcyclenews.com for the contribution. ...

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Video: Bike vs car drift race

John Westlake, 14 January 2011 11:01

There's plenty of bike drifting on Youtube, but here's some with large walls nearby and a big car following close behind. At several points the rider the drag-prepped Kawasaki ZX-10R takes a hand off the bars or good measure. All very IAM. Enjoy. 

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Video: Suzuki MotoGP bike heads off round TT course

John Westlake, 11 June 2010 17:01

Suzuki's 240bhp MotoGP bike has just set off to do a lap of the TT course, ridden by Isle of Man star Cameron Donald. It's the first time a MotoGP bike has lapped the Island.     MCN editor Marc Potter is riding alongside Donald for the lap on a GSX-R1000 road bike, though judging by the enthusiasm of Donald's start (see ...

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Video: Ex-MCN van driver stars in video with Rossi

John Westlake, 23 November 2009 11:08

Five years ago World Supersport champion Cal Crutchlow was driving a delivery van for MCN. Now he's starring in global Yamaha videos with Rossi and Spies.  If you ever doubted that Crutchlow, 24, has made it ­ watch this video.Seeing him presented on equal footing with Rossi and Spies emphasises what level the Coventry lad is on. Makes you proud.     ...

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Video: Erik Buell leaves Harley, looks happy again!

John Westlake, 23 November 2009 08:55

Erik Buell, the charismatic founder of Buell Motorcycles, has left Harley-Davidson to start his own race shop that will supply Buell racers. Buell Motorcycles was closed by Harley a month ago as part of a plan to cut costs and Erik was told to work for Harley. At the time of the closure he made an emotional video in which ...

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Video: Rossi’s dad crashes the bike he designed!

John Westlake, 25 September 2009 16:27

MCN reporter Chris Newbigging is currently in northern Italy at the launch of the Ouroboros dirt track bike – a machine co-designed by Valentino Rossi’s dad Graziano.    Newbigging has just phoned MCN HQ, saying: “I got the interview with Graziano and he agreed to let us put an onboard camera on the bike when he went out next. He was ...

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