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Racing at 160mph on ice

Andy Downes, 12 March 2012 10:31

A completely new twist on the bike vs car race has been put together by French motorcycle magazine Moto Journal who have pitted a Yamaha R1 against a Porsche 911 on ice. The spectacular teaser video is promoting the new issue of the magazine on sale soon but it doesn’t make it clear who wins. It doesn’t really matter as ...

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Video: Loon stunt riding a Ducati Diavel

Andy Downes, 04 January 2012 17:05

Brilliantly talented German stunt rider Micha Threin has become the first in the world to take the 162bhp Ducati Diavel sports cruiser into the world of stunt riding. While the Diavel has bags of power and is reasonably lightweight when compared to other cruisers the wheelbase alone is enough to make it seem wildly inappropriate for this sort of riding. ...

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Amusing Carlsberg biker ad showing online

Andy Downes, 23 September 2011 14:09

This Carlsberg beer advertisement has surfaced online and shows a fly-on-the-wall filmed series of reactions to people walking into a cinema packed almost to capacity with tattooed bikers. The films show a 150 seat cinema with all but two seats taken by an array of large and tattoed bikers and what happens when innocent couples who are not in on ...

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Onboard lap of the Nurburgring with a gyro-camera

Andy Downes, 28 July 2011 09:33

This new video put together by Bridgestone straps a gyroscopic camera to a Kawasaki ZX-10R and shows Bridgestone tyre tester Tim Röthig on a flying lap of the Nurburgring in Germany. Gyroscopic cameras have been used in MotoGP for the past few months and manage to give a unique perpective of racing as the camera stays level no matter how ...

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Freestyle madman learns to courier

Andy Downes, 20 June 2011 11:23

Freestyle motocross star Robbie Maddison meets up with Brazilian courier Karlo Maxwell as each try and teach some of the secrets of their respective jobs to the other…we’re not sure which is more dangerous to be honest. Maddison may be used to making massive jumps on dirtbikes but the insane traffic of Brazil’s biggest city Sao Paulo looks almost as ...

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The difference between cars and bikes on the Isle of Man TT

Andy Downes, 10 June 2011 12:46

This incredible near miss is what happened when rally driver Mark Higgins took a Subaru rally car around the Isle of Man TT course earlier in the week. Yes we know this is Motor Cycle News but we defy anyone to watch it without clenching their buttocks as it unfolds. Watch the bottom inset screen to see how much arm ...

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Video: A lap of the Las Vegas supercross track

Andy Downes, 09 May 2011 11:39

Ever wondered what it's like to be able to ride a factory motocross bike? We mean really, really ride it rather than wobble around with a look of terror like most people would actually do when faced with the Las Vegas supercross track? Ryan Sipes is a factory rider in the AMA Supercross Lites class which means he races a ...

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Video: MCN Carole Nash Motorcycle Show opens

Andy Downes, 03 February 2011 11:08

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show is now open with hundreds of showgoers already inside viewing new bikes and waiting for the amazing Revolution stunt and entertainment show which starts at 1pm. The show is at Excel in London’s Docklands and runs until Sunday, February 6. Highlights of the show include 190 stands, all of the major manufacturers with their ...

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Video: Dougie Lampkin takes a tour of the Goodwood estate

Andy Downes, 18 March 2010 15:31

This is Dougie Lampkin riding around the Goodwood estate in the new video promoting the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed as he tracks down Formula One stars Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. And it's absolutely brilliant. Starring in the video is celebratry chef James Martin and actor and petrolhead Chris Barrie along with the F1 drivers too.  

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Video: True state of Donington Park track revealed

Andy Downes, 09 March 2010 16:35

This exclusive video shot by MCN shows the true scale of the work to repair the ill-fated building work facing the circuit owners before they can bring back any kind of racing to the track.  MCN was able to complete a lap in a car with a video camera to show just how much destruction has been wreaked before the ...

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