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VIDEO: Here's What Happens When You Get Desperate For An Elbow Down On The Twisties

VIDEO: Here’s What Happens When You Get Desperate For An Elbow Down On The Twisties

Proof that no matter how skilled you are, one slight misjudgement can have dire consequences

If you don’t have a racetrack near you (or you can’t afford one), chances are the twisties are your best bet for polishing your cornering skills. However, no matter how good you are, the road is the road and has several unforeseen dangers, which is why pushing the limit isn’t exactly advised. Plus, the danger is always higher on big, ultra-powerful sportbikes, and that’s exactly what you’ll witness here.

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Bizarre Video: Drunk Driver Runs into Motorcyclist, Then Does the Unthinkable

Bizarre Video: Drunk Driver Runs into Motorcyclist, Then Does the Unthinkable

While the motorcycle looks in bad shape, the rider avoided any major injuries

No matter how well-prepared you are as a rider, there are several crash-causing factors beyond a rider’s control and one of the most unforeseen ones is the surrounding vehicles. Regardless of your skill, experience, or spidey sense, there’s really nothing you can do about getting hit from behind, which is exactly what happened in this video, but what followed was utterly bizarre.

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Turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa vs Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2: Which One's Faster In A Drag Race?

Turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa vs Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2: Which One’s Faster In A Drag Race?

The first-gen Hayabusa may be almost 20-year-old, but it still puts up an epic fight against the Ninja H2

The first-gen Suzuki Hayabusa was a game-changer in the motorcycle world, becoming one of the first bikes to breach the 299kmph (186mph) mark. Since its inception, though, things have progressed to new heights (and faster speeds), a prime example being the supercharged-but-road-legal Kawasaki Ninja H2.

Ever wondered how a drag race between these two would go? Well, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’re looking at today. Oh, and just so the stakes are equal almost, the Hayabusa in context has a few extra mods, as you’re about to find out.

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Ultimate Supersport Battle: Honda CBR600RR Takes On The Yamaha YZF-R6 In A Drag Race

Ultimate Supersport Battle: Honda CBR600RR Takes On The Yamaha YZF-R6 In A Drag Race

The CBR600RR makes more power than the Yamaha R6. But, that’s not the full story as you’ll find out

The 600cc supersport segment might have shrunk in recent times, but it still has a very loyal fan base across the world.

If you’re part of that fan club as well, then you must be aware that two of the most popular bikes in this segment are the Honda CBR600RR and the Yamaha YZF-R6. In this post, we’re bringing you a gobsmacking drag race between these legendary bikes. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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Watch Michael Dunlop's Dunlop Tire Explode at 180mph

Watch Michael Dunlop’s Dunlop Tire Explode at 180mph

Many riders affected by tyre delamination at North West 200 Road Races

Dunlop Tires suffered a major PR disaster when several riders at the North West 200 road races in Northern Ireland suffered catastrophic delamination of their rear tyre at high speeds. Now, you can see what it looked like when it happened!

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Think You've Seen Crazy? This Video Of A Blisteringly Quick KTM 1290 Super Duke Taking On A Suzuki Hayabusa Will Make You Re-think

Think You’ve Seen Crazy? This Video Of A Blisteringly Quick KTM 1290 Super Duke Taking On A Suzuki Hayabusa Will Make You Re-think

Spoiler alert: The 1290 Super Duke recorded a faster quarter-mile time than a $2 million electric hypercar!

In today’s edition of drag races with crazy results, we’ve brought you a race between a drag race-ready KTM 1290 Super Duke and an equally tricked-out Suzuki Hayabusa.

Let’s dive right into it.

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Engineering Wonder: Home Built 10-Cylinder Radial Two-Stroke!

Engineering Wonder: Home Built 10-Cylinder Radial Two-Stroke!

This is some serious home engineering

A home-built, 10-cylinder radial Twin-Star two-stroke engine would be impressive if it came from an established manufacturer but when it comes from the home workshop of a Czech motorcycle enthusiast, it’s off-the-scale impressive. And he even builds the rest of the motorcycle as well.

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Battle Of The Streetfighters: Yamaha MT-10 Takes On A Kawasaki Z900 In A Drag Race

Battle Of The Streetfighters: Yamaha MT-10 Takes On A Kawasaki Z900 In A Drag Race

Here’s proof that spec sheet doesn’t always tell the whole story

We’ve brought you plenty drag races of fully-faired sportbikes, but this time, it’s two popular nakeds that are lining up on the start line.

In this race, a Kawasaki Z900 goes against Yamaha’s flagship naked, the MT-10. Which one are you betting your money on? Decided? Now, read on to find out whether you’re right.

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Video: Valentino Rossi Is Retired, But We'll Never Forget Him

Video: Valentino Rossi Is Retired, But We’ll Never Forget Him

You can’t deny the man’s got charisma

He may have retired from MotoGP racing but, unlike many ex-racers, Valentino Rossi is still number one, the Greatest Of All Time, and his popularity just isn’t waning. This interview conducted during his last year in racing - 2021 - shows the class of the man.

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Should I Stand Or Sit When Riding Off-Road?

Should I Stand Or Sit When Riding Off-Road?

Both styles have their supporters but which is right?

One of the arguments that always start when riding off-road is whether to stand on the foot pegs or sit on the seat. Which is right and which is wrong?

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Worst Biker Movies Ever Part 2: Torque

Worst Biker Movies Ever Part 2: Torque

They Don’t Get Much Worse Than This!

Being directed by a pop music video director might not seem like the best recommendation for a movie...and you’d be right! Torque is full of more cheese than a Parmesan factory

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VIDEO: 90-Degree Wheelie On Harley-Davidson Roadster = Fireworks!

VIDEO: 90-Degree Wheelie On Harley-Davidson Roadster = Fireworks!

This 570 lbs Harley on one wheel looks as dramatic and insane as it sounds

Stunting and Harley-Davidson are two words barely coupled together and you need to a be a little coo-coo to think this, let alone attempt it.

But stunter Rob Carpenter is one man with a reputation for doing some pretty insane things on Harley-Davidsons. This video is a prime example of that very fact where the stunt rider is seen popping up a 90-degree wheelie on Harley’s sporty cruiser, the XL 1200 Roadster.

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Suzuki Hayabusa vs Suzuki GSX-R600: An Unfair Drag Race With SHOCKING Results!!

Suzuki Hayabusa vs Suzuki GSX-R600: An Unfair Drag Race With SHOCKING Results!!

It goes to show just how capable 600cc Supersports are, when you spruce things up

600cc motorcycles are often treated as downright “slow” by superbike owners, especially people with Hayabusas, and it makes sense since there’s a huge power advantage with the latter.

However, this drag race between a Suzuki GSX-R600 and Suzuki Hayabusa will make you think twice before calling a 600cc bike slow again. Ready to have your mind blown? Well, let’s get into it then.

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Worst Biker Movies Ever, Part 1: Easy Rider - The Way Back

Worst Biker Movies Ever, Part 1: Easy Rider - The Way Back

We’ve Watched This So You Don’t Have To!

There are great movies and there are terrible movies. The problem is, you never know which is which until you watch them. Let topspeed.com take the pain out of the process and save you some time in the process.

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Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Be Inspired to Ride By Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle has announced the debut of its first-ever motorcycle touring series, Epic Pursuits. The two-wheel travel series will take viewers on three unique adventures aboard the new Indian Pursuit.

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Proof That Modern Isn't Always Better: Tricked Out Old Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R Attempts To Prevail Over A Yamaha YZF-R1

Proof That Modern Isn’t Always Better: Tricked Out Old Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R Attempts To Prevail Over A Yamaha YZF-R1

The Ninja ZX-12R was one of the fastest motorcycles of its time. But is it fast enough to keep up with the new kids? Find out here!

Modern-day sportbikes, such as the Yamaha YZF-R1, are super fast. That being said, true blue enthusiasts still remain adamant that there’s just something about the raw performance of old-school sportbikes with no electronic leash around their necks, such as the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R.

Can’t pick a side of your own? Well, let this drag race between a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R and a Yamaha YZF-R1 help you make up your mind.

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Video: The History Of Ducati Motorcycles

Video: The History Of Ducati Motorcycles

After Ferrari, Ducati is one of Italy’s most famous products - in any field, let alone motorcycling. Making radio components before WW2, after the war they turned to making cheap two-wheeled transport for the masses but it wasn’t long before the competition bug took hold and the rest is history.

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Battle Of The Heavyweights: ‘09 Yamaha V-Max Takes On A ‘09 Suzuki Hayabusa Head On

Battle Of The Heavyweights: ‘09 Yamaha V-Max Takes On A ‘09 Suzuki Hayabusa Head On

Believe us, the results of this race between two bone stock bikes WILL shock you!

Since it first came into being, the Suzuki Hayabusa was one of the fastest motorcycles in the world and it blew everyone away with its ballistic performance.

While the ‘Busa was quick to gain a lot of popularity, the Yamaha V-Max with similarly insane numbers always went under the radar, even though many people claimed the V-Max was actually faster than the Busa off the line!

To find out whether this is indeed true, we did a little scouting on YouTube and came across this drag race between a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa and a 2009 Yamaha V-Max which…well, blew our minds.

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You've Seen The Ducati Panigale V4 Decimate Race Tracks. Now Watch It Jump Around An Amusement Park!

You’ve Seen The Ducati Panigale V4 Decimate Race Tracks. Now Watch It Jump Around An Amusement Park!

Celebrated stunt rider Tony Carbajal shows you how else can adults have fun at an amusement park

Icon Motorsports is not only responsible for the creation of some truly epic helmets, but the company also posts some truly rad videos on YouTube such as the ten-month-old crazy car vs bike drift battle.

Following up on that, Icon has now premiered an action-packed video that shows celebrated stunt rider Tony Carbajal putting his own Ducati Panigale V4 in places you would never expect a Panigale to show up. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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How Do You Make An Old-school Steam Engined Bike Faster? Simple, By Strapping On A Jet Engine At The Back For More Thrust Of Course

How Do You Make An Old-school Steam Engined Bike Faster? Simple, By Strapping On A Jet Engine At The Back For More Thrust Of Course

The Rocketman strikes again, this time on two-wheels instead of four!

We see some crazy stuff on YouTube these days, but this video by Robert Maddox, a.k.a the Rocketman, is simply on a different level as it features a steam-powered motorcycle with a jet engine strapped on to its back. Intrigued? Well, read on to find out more.

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VIDEO: Is The CHEAPEST Electric Dirt Bike On Amazon Better Than A Cheaper Gas-powered Dirt Bike?

VIDEO: Is The CHEAPEST Electric Dirt Bike On Amazon Better Than A Cheaper Gas-powered Dirt Bike?

Drag race, hill climb, and time trial - 3 tests to determine One winner!

The Segway X160 is an affordable electric dirt bike, that is marketed as a go-anywhere bike. It only costs $3,500 on Amazon.

If you aren’t that concerned about the environment, however, you can simply get a basic gas-powered dirt bike, with the same capabilities, for nearly half the price.

Wondering what’s better between these two? Well, YouTuber Bikes & Beards have tested exactly that via a series of tests, and here’s the answer.

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EV vs ICE Drag Race: Energica Ego Attempts To Win Against WSBK-Spec Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

EV vs ICE Drag Race: Energica Ego Attempts To Win Against WSBK-Spec Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The Energica Ego pumps out a massive 143 lb-ft while the ZX-10R only manages 93 lb-ft. Which one is your money on?

In today’s dose of your drag race fix, we’ve brought you an EV vs ICE motorcycle showdown, where an Energica Ego electric motorcycle, one of the fastest electric bikes out there, attempts to ruffle the feathers of two Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10Rs.

Let’s dive into it.

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