Usually, when stunts go wrong someone gets seriously hurt, but when water is involved, the natural element sometimes forgives stunt men (women in this case) from the usual ride to the hospital. Take a look at this video showing stunt woman Maria Kelly trying to ride her jet ski off a waterfall and see what happens.
We hear a lot of talk about women being much safer drivers than men, but how does that apply when it comes to motorcycles? Here’s a pretty long video called Motorcycle Stunt Girls – Graceful Perfection. It doesn’t show the professional female stunt riders crashing or anything, but what about those stunts? I guess there’s a black sheep in every flock and we happen to like these ones a lot.
We just got across a video that made a question pop up in our minds: are snowmobiles more fun than dirt bikes? They must be if ridden by the craziest guys in Iceland, just as this video reveals. It shows two guys worming up their sleds into a local reservoir and then deciding to climb onto the extremely steep concrete walls, the first up the side of a 30-foot cliff and the second goes for a mind-blowing 70-foot one. You’ll need a breath of fresh air after seeing this and start looking at snowmobiles as to gravity-defying machines. I guess this does make them better than dirt bikes.
Here’s a professionally made video compilation showing two of the most dangerous stunts gone wrong during the 1990s as well as a third, the only one from which the rider managed to walk away. It is part of the "When Stunts go Bad" TV show and it is all about the dangers of jumping a motorcycle.
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.
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.
The reason we call this a worst-case scenario is rather simple. All that the rider needs to do when planning to rotate his motorcycle towards the back is, obviously, flip the thing and that’s precisely the part that goes totally wrong for this daring stuntman, who may very well not have many bones left for practice if he maintains this rhythm.
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.
After celebrating 20 years from the fall of the Berlin wall in his characteristic style, freestyle rider Julien Dupont rode his trial bike on the crowded streets of Mexico City as part of his “Ride the World” video series and taught commuters a lesson about the endless benefits of riding a motorcycle instead of driving a car at the cost of the poor people’s own windshields. I believe “carajo!” was the main reaction he generated.