This is the promo for the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed and it shows trial master Dougie Lampkin in his two-wheeled search for Formula One stars Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button around the Goodwood estate. Also taking part at the rather funny action are bike fan Chris Barrie and chef James Martin. The happy ending is well worth it.
There’s a reason why motorcycles have sidestands, but it looks like the rider of this one neglects that aspect. This is definitely NOT the way to park your motorcycle unless you’re a butcher, of course.
Obviously, this is the result of good photoshop skills combined with too much free time, but the idea to line up a red bike next to several cow corpses is just sinister.
Bikers are known to be heavy drinking people, it’s in their blood, just like riding is, but we never heard of anyone combining the two passions except the times it lead to crashes. In this case though, we’re surprised to see a couple riding and pulling a barrel of whisky along for the ride.
We can’t help but wonder if the liquor made it to the destination or what the police would have said in the unhappy event of pulling them along the side of the road.
Suzuki are backing up their “Way of Life” motto with a funny video showing regular people with a passion for Suzuki motorcycles working in an office and acting like they’re actually riding their bikes.
I wonder if companies willing to improve work efficiency would consider hiring bikers to do the job in their unique style.
At a first glance, this looks like an amateur video made by a bunch of guys trying to have some fun with their ride on a frozen lake somewhere in Spain, but as the guy riding finds himself submerged in icy waters, you’ll find that this is actually the result of a strictly planned scenario. We just cannot understand how they did it.
It looks like BMW would go to any lengths only to impress their audience and because simply releasing a video of their new S1000RR superbike performing on a closed-course track would have made them look like pattern followers, they instead choose to pull out an old trick with new means.
Pulling the tablecloth off a table without smashing the dishes is cool, but where does the S1000RR intervene? Well, the 193 horsepower superbike capable to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds can slightly increase the scale. So, will the dishes stay put or go flying all over the place? Click past the break for an answer that comes in a blink of an eye.
This half-minute Yamaha Indonesian commercial shows probably the fastest scooter rider out there. And who could that be? Because we’re talking about Yamahas, although this is not the condition, Valentino Rossi is obviously the man in cause. The funny video also shows the multiple World MotoGP Champion testing his Indonesian language skills developed in the three-day promotional trip to Indonesia.
American freestyle rider and daredevil Seth Enslow is now the new record holder for the world’s longest jump on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle after jumping an impressive 183.7 feet (56m) at Sydney’s Barangaroo. This sets his jump 18 feet (5,4m) further than his predecessor’s (Bubba Blackwell) record.
But there’s also a funny part about this event. Because the viewing media missed the first jump, Enslow had to take the jump twice and that’s when he smashed his family jewels so hard on the gas tank that it managed to crack the paint. He was fine in the end, but we reckon he won’t have any grandkids to tell his tales to.
This is Steve Jobs in his late twenties pictured riding a 1966 BMW R60/2 motorcycle for a National Geographic Magazine feature on Silicon Valley. The picture was recently brought back in the attention of public by Jalopnik titling "Decades Before The iPad, Steve Jobs Rode A BMW".
So the obvious question just pops: what does Steve Jobs ride now? The answer comes from the same source now saying "No, Steve Jobs Does Not Ride An iPad," but still they’ve come up with a photoshopped picture indicating the contrary. See Jobs riding the iPad after the jump.
Our reader Santhosh from India has built the world’s smallest e-bike measuring 12 inches in height and 18 inches in length. Called Moosshiqk (the Sanskrit word for mouse), the 8.8 lbs (4 kg) battery-powered prototype can be dissembled and assembled in less than 60 seconds, but Santhosh can’t really say he’s “gone in 60 seconds” because the top speed of this unique pocket bike is of approximately 7.5 – 9.3 mph (12 – 15 km/h) with a payload of 154.3 lbs (70 kg), meaning that children will be able to ride faster and stay green as well. So, does this qualify as a world record or what?
Thanks for the tip Santhosh!
P.S. The reason it has a pair of bicycle-like handles for a seat is because the thing also rides backwards.