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Bikers arrested over motorway marriage blockade

Andy Downes, 13 March 2013 16:11

Four men, including the groom-to-be have been arrested following a marriage proposal in which hundreds of bikers blocked a Californian motorway. The groom and three friends were all arrested for the ‘investigation of misdemeanour public nuisance’ and ‘participating in an unlawful assembly’. The 24-year-old groom, Hector Martinez of Covina, California was also arrested for investigation of ‘exhibition of speed’. As ...

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Moove out of the way

Andy Downes, 19 December 2012 15:18

We all ride bikes on the road on the look-out for the usual idiots but this video footage from a dashboard camera on a car in Russia manages to get a rather close view of something much more unusual. Riding on Russia’s roads appears to me a huge safety challenge and the dash cameras are commonplace to try and prevent ...

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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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Guy Martin: “Scantily clad women being towed behind motorbikes – I’m all up for that.”

Andy Downes, 23 September 2011 13:48

This video clip by Guy Martin explains his reasons for taking part in a new event called Rollerburn where as he explains, ‘scantily-clad women being towed behind motorbikes’ is the name of the game. The event is bring run at the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire on Saturday November 19 between 2pm and 11pm with road racing hero Guy Martin the main ...

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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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What happens next?

Andy Downes, 18 July 2011 11:58

We have no idea who these two riders are but it was hard to predict exactly how this unfolded. Without cheating, how many of you can guess what happens next? Watch here…

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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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