This iconic picture shows how risky racing in the desert actually is. After this specific crash, Tommy Ivo and his fellow riders can only sit and wait (a lot) for help with their race bikes thrown all over the place.
Losing control of his drag bike and heading towards the opponent is the last thing that a drag race rider wants, but actually running over the guy he’s competing against is so rare that people don’t even take this possibility in consideration. But it happens and we came across a shocking video that shows just that.
Riding among all kinds of lunatics, a biker can never be too careful. That is why during motorcycle safety courses, instructors advise students to always check their mirrors, even when sitting at a traffic light, stop sign, or simply stopping along side of the road. But the thing is that nobody advises you about this sort of crap. I can’t imagine how that car ended up riding the Gixxer…I just hope the rider is ok.
During a hill climbing competition, a motorcycle rider dropped his machine in the attempt to reach an even higher point on the hill and the bike started tumbling down towards the public. It unfortunately crashed into five spectators, but none of them was seriously injured.
Riding your dirt bike on the sand dunes is a good choice for a first experience, but it can also turn out being a total disaster if you’re not prepared for the jumps that you plan to make in order to impress your friends. This guy not only hurts himself, but also risks the cameraman’s life when letting go of the bike with absolutely no sense of responsibility regarding the well being of those around him.
Thanks to the good reflexes of the cameraman (the guy wearing a white singlet) nobody apart from the rider was hurt.
250cc Grand Prix racer Alvaro Baustista won third place last weekend at Brno after announcing a 2-year contract with MotoGP factory team Rizla Suzuki. These are more than enough reasons for a young racer to perform a wheelie during the celebration lap, but Baustista was most likely too enthusiastic for a maneuver that requires so much attention. See the result after the jump.
Although you might laugh, this motorcycle crash video (caught by the security camera) isn’t entirely funny. It shows a man riding his Ducati Monster and apparently attempting to perform a stoppie. His attempt is unsuccessful and he ends up smashing into not so bone-friendly security gates.
We feel sorry for his idiocy and hope he didn’t suffer sever injury!
During the Nürburgring race of the 1999 Superbike World Champion Season, a leaking Kawasaki goes out of competition, leaving the track filled with oil precisely on a braking area of the track. Marshals don’t stop the race to clean up the mess and racers fall one after the other during the folowing eight laps.
Colin Edwars goes mad of anger and starts throughing debris back on the track as well as giving organizors the finger.
How could possibly a crashed motorcycle reveal to have benefited of excellent stopping power if it ended up pretty much redesigned by another traffic participant? Well, the whole point is that the rider of this Triumph Tiger did react in time to prevent a crash and the bike did performed just as supposed in such cases, but the car driver coming from behind either reacted too late or, just as happens in most cases, the vehicle’s brakes had simply too much weight to stop in the respective critic distance and boom…the rider gets tossed around by the force of the impact and messes up the mirrors on his way over the bike, but let’s hope he’s safe and sound.
We can’t figure out if either this Suzuki TL1000S is too powerful for the respective dyno or that thing that flew towards the testing equipment determined it to crash, but the footage is purely awesome and makes the bike look much more powerful than it actually is. The slow motion is even greater.