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Freddie Spencer at Mallory this weekend

Chris Newbigging, 07 July 2010 15:16

The Festival of 1000 bikes is a rare chance to see Freddie Spencer, the only to man to win 250GP and 500GP championships in the same year, riding an NSR500 on track this weekend.  ‘Fast Freddie’ will be riding a Honda NSR500 around the Mallory circuit (the classic circuit, without any of the chicanes) in the Past Masters parade. MCN ...

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Video: The 150mph R1-riding gecko

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 14:41

Here’s one reptile taking a ride on the wild side – a tiny gecko stowed away on a Yamaha R1 as it laps a circuit at up to 150mph! The tiny creature manages to cling on and clamber around the clocks, screen and fairing of the R1 as the rider laps Queenland Raceway in Australia. The critter appears about two ...

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Video: Head-down is the new knee-down!

Chris Newbigging, 02 October 2009 12:04

Think you’re a bit special because you can get your knee down? This mystery Japanese rider still makes you look rubbish. Not content with knee or even elbow dragging, he’s using his diminutive Honda NSR50 to ride in small circles pivoting around his head on the floor! There’s also a display from another rider rear-wheel steering in very small knee-down ...

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Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

Chris Newbigging, 08 September 2009 13:11

BMW has released this video of factory-backed stunt champion Chris Pfeiffer riding an F800R through it's office in Munich! Pfeiffer rode his stunt bike through the offices right up to the roof of the BMW Viercylinder building - see the video here:  

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Kenny Roberts' TZ750 at Indy Mile: trackside video

Chris Newbigging, 04 September 2009 13:30

Kenny Roberts proved that he's still the King last weekend by thrashing his fearsome 145mph TZ750 flat-tracker around the Indy Mile circuit - and one spectator videoed him flying past so you can share the spectacle. The amateur footage is shot right from the edge of the track - you'll note King Kenny avoiding the grippier 'blue groove' in favour ...

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Video: Travis Pastrana's tricycle back-flip!

Chris Newbigging, 27 April 2009 12:14

Travis Pastrana's freestyle stunt ability isn't limited to bikes  - a child's trike is the latest means for the American nutter to risk his life! The tiny big wheel might be meant for toddlers, but it manages to support a fully-grown adult down the massive take-off ramp, and survives the heavy landing too! Watch and be amazed!

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Video: BMW G450X and snowboard stunts

Chris Newbigging, 25 February 2009 17:11

BMW's G450X has an unusual new purpose in this video as it powers a winch to help a snowboarder jump a river! The enduro motorcycle's back wheel winds up a long cord with a handle on the end, which the daring snowboarder grabs hold of to build up enough speed to jump clear over a frozen river.

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Video: MCN’s Honda CBF125 in the snow

Chris Newbigging, 06 February 2009 15:17

Lightweight bikes are perfect tools to carry on motorcycling through the snow, as our Honda CBF125 demonstrates in this video. MCN’s Steve Farrell rode the bike 80 miles from MCN’s office in Peterborough to North London, but before he left we had some fun in a deserted car park! See MCN February 18 for Steve’s report on how the bike ...

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Video: Wild hill climb with jumps!

Chris Newbigging, 27 December 2008 09:00

If you’re familiar with the crazy bike sport of hill climbing you’ll know that it’s pretty spectacular – elongated Frankenstein machinery trying to get up near-vertical hills.  But this compilation of clips shows an even wilder variant with huge ramps halfway up that more often than not causes the competitors to get a little out of shape!

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Jim Carrey rides Ducati Hypermotard in Yes Man

Chris Newbigging, 10 December 2008 09:59

Jim Carrey rides a Ducati Hypermotard in new US comedy film 'Yes Man'. The film revolves around Carrey's character Carl Allen being challenged to say 'yes' to everything - leading him to learn to ride a motorcycle. See him here in this short trailer wheelying a Hypermotard, or see it from 26 December 2008.

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