• Watch these Isle of Man TT Riders Jump For The Win

  • 180mph: Too Fast To Capture But it doesn't look that difficult!
  • Slowing Things Down pt.2 This is Ian Hutchinson, out of the saddle and wheelying at 180mph
  • Slowing Things Down Pt.3 John McGuinness. Not bad for a man who described himself as 'fat, fast and 40!'
  • Slowing Things Down Pt.1 Michael Dunlop: both wheels off the ground!

Slow Motion Footage Shows Just How Insane It Is

Watching motorcycle racing at normal speed is scary enough. But what happens when you slow down the footage? Well, it just gets a whole lot more scary, that’s what.

You have no idea what these riders have to do to go fast

At the Isle of Man TT races, speeds are so high that much of the detail of what the riders have to do to keep control of the bikes is lost in a blur.

Watch these Isle of Man TT Riders Jump For The Win
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180mph: Too Fast To Capture
But it doesn’t look that difficult!

That’s what Sean Corlett thought so he parked himself at a point of the 37.75 mile circuit called St Ninian’s Crossroads, which is part of the downhill blast away from the start/finish straight.

Watch these Isle of Man TT Riders Jump For The Win
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Slowing Things Down Pt.1
Michael Dunlop: both wheels off the ground!

Setting his camera up, he filmed the riders coming through at full chat: probably around 180mph+. That’s incredible enough but what’s even more amazing is when he slows the video down and we see exactly what the bikes are doing and, more importantly, what the riders are putting themselves through to keep the bikes on the ground and heading in the right direction.

Watch these Isle of Man TT Riders Jump For The Win
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Slowing Things Down pt.2
This is Ian Hutchinson, out of the saddle and wheelying at 180mph

Speed is awesome, but slowing things down to get a proper look is even more frightening. If you have ever entertained any thoughts of entering the TT, then maybe this short video will help you change your mind!

Watch these Isle of Man TT Riders Jump For The Win
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Slowing Things Down Pt.3
John McGuinness. Not bad for a man who described himself as ’fat, fast and 40!’
Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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