Although this is actually a commercial for a domains website, our attention is being caught by the fact that it shows a scooter rider and a badass biker passenger making “the beard” look like a fool. Well, I guess that a quick twist of the throttle doesn’t always sort things out after all.
Mulholland highway in Los Angeles, California sure has its tricky bits and careless riders tend to point them with their own fails. Earlier this year, we saw a Honda CBR1000RR being crashed into the guardrail as a result of point fixation and shifting error and today we bring you exactly that same type of crash happening on the same stretch of highway. Hmm, that’s a bad curve for Hondas as this is a CBR600F4i. Look but don’t learn.
Remember Blastolene’s Hemi-powered trike displayed last year at the Grand National Roadster Show? Well, it is called the Frogman Rocket II Trike and it is now in the hands of happy owner Tim Cotterill who had the kindness of having a film made in which all trike lovers can see the 1000hp supercharged Hemi V8 trike in action.
Produced by Andrew Cappelletti, the video is all about taking this beast in its natural environment, feed it tons of gas and get a rush from it. To us, it looks like it shouldn’t exist or at least be legal, but it is and that guy is the luckiest we’ve seen on three wheels so far. Hit the jump for the video.
The 2010 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour has reached its second location – Giza – for an even more exciting round next to the pyramids. So the restless sponsor has released a healthy preview made of photos and a video, which is more like a teaser for the event. Some of the most talented riders participating are Nate Adams (USA), Robbie Maddison (AUS), Eigo Sato (JPN) and Levi Sherwood (NZL). Click past the break to hear their opinions about the pyramids, but also to see Robbie Maddison’s sand jump.
Organizer of the Phoenix Motorcycle Riders Group, John Fox has produced a video promoting the Worldwide Motorcycle Awareness Ride held on May 23rd. Starting from the idea that they have to help traffic participants understand why they need to be more aware of motorcycles, they’ve done this:
After his trip to the Bran Castle in Transilvania, Romania , trialist Julien Dupont took off to Israel for a tour of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The Red Bull film crew was there to catch it all on tape, so watch the video to see the French rider in action and listen to his story about trial.
In one of Orkin’s (company producing an anti-cockroach poison) latest commercial for hot tubs, they show a monster bug going in “for a piece of the action” and then making a run for it…on a motorcycle. This is actually a funny commercial if you don’t come to think this is actually how people around us see motorcyclists.
These guys were out on the twisties having the time of their lives and filming themselves while on it when everything ALMOST came to a tragic end when a BMW rider passing a van during a turn suddenly appeared in front of them. But luckily, the surprised rider manages to countersteer his bike immediately and avoid a head on collision by going off the road. He lives to ride another day and have this post on youtube.
As you all know, the world has heard hundreds of legends about Count Dracula and vampires, but they all have something in common – the Bran Castle in Transylvania. Famous trial rider Julien Dupont went to the Bran Castle not only to see if these legends are true, but also to ride his bike in the castle’s yard.
Even though the legends about Dracula have been circulating for around 500 years, this character remains alive not only for tourists, but also for writers who see it perfect for a new book or a new movie scenario.
Julien has heard numerous legends circulating around the Bran Castle, but only one caught the most of his attention. It seems that not far from the castle there is a cross which turns those who touch it into fearless persons. Just what Julien needed in order to pull out the most amazing tricks.
So Julien Dupont searched the respective cross on the hill near the castle, touched it and the legend turned out to be true – Julien became fearless and went crazy around Bran Castle.
But, a mystery remains…will Julien eventually turn into a vampire or not? Find out the answer by watching the video after the jump.
Watch as 12 times trial world champion Dougie Lampkin slides and glides his way down and around Nevis Range Ski Resort just outside Fort William Scotland.
He is joined by stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill at the fabulous Nevis Range venue, which will be home to the UK round of the 2010 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship on 25/26/27th June, when the best trials riders on the planet will meet the arguably the best trials terrain on Earth. This short movie will give you a taste of what you can expect, but this is no substitute from being there in the flesh.
With three great days of action on offer, visit www.ukworldtrial.com to make the most of the heavily discounted advanced tickets and to discover more about what promises to be the trials event of the year.