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.
While it may be hard to believe that someone can lift the front end of a fully loaded BMW R1200GS and keep the bike steady for enough distance to call the achievement a wheelie, this video simply blows away all expectations.
It shows a very skilled rider performing a 3km wheelie during the 2.26 minutes video on the Beemer in South Africa. Looking at it, you’re not too far off if suspecting this guy can go like this forever and ever as long as there’s no traffic and the road is nice and straight.
It is things like this that spice up one’s journeys and we really like to see people taking bikes beyond what they thing the limits are.
This is one of those motorcycle videos in which you can imagine from the start that someone will end up very bad, but despite all the odds, it seems this guy actually knows what he’s doing. The video is from a motorcycle club in India. It seems the bikers were out for a ride and some of them simply couldn’t abstain themselves from…dragging their feet on the road at least a few hundred feet. Looks crazy to me, but that guy looks like he knows what he’s doing.
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.
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.
Riding a motorcycle is rather risky by the nature of the fact, but seeing what these guys understand by extreme off-road, what the streets may have to offer sounds like a piece of cake. A narrow mountain trail is the only stretch of “safe” ground between the mountain wall and sure death, making this a very challenging enduro adventure, especially for the psychic.
Red Bull’s latest idea of extreme riding recently turned into fact with Speedway rider Jarek Hampel riding onto the Spodek, Sport and Event Building roof in Katowice, Poland on his Jawa competition motorcycle. While it’s hard to believe that drinking the respective energy drink would give most riders the guts to do this or anything similar, this is just the way Red Bull’s marketing department brains work and we must say that with successful results. Follow the jump for the video.
We know that dogs love sticking their heads out of car windows when being taken along for the ride, but here is a rather rare case that pleasantly surprises us. Not only this lovely little mutt enjoys its central position on the Aprilia RSV1000R Factory, but it actually loves wheelies and the camera really. See it for yourself in the attached video.
The guys at Max BMW Motorsport have spiked the tires of a BMW S1000RR and went for some serious winter riding on a frozen lake. Now, we’ve seen superbikes ridden on ice before (check out this Buell 1125R for instance), but these are some serious fast launches and those cold burnouts leave us speechless.
This is actually a scene from a German movie called Emmas Glück, but just in case you were wondering why during our test rides we never forget to mention how seriously a bike does or does not vibrate, you’ll find the answer in the video. Hopefully, this will help make mopeds more popular among female riders in the United States.