At the end of the 2012 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Championship, it all came down to the last race at NOLA Motorsports Park. The race was down to two riders – conveniently the same ones who were battling for the series championship. Slightly behind coming into the last straightway, Tyler O’Hara grabbed at Michael Barnes’ arm to …
If you didn’t see the end of the Argentina GP already, drop everything and watch this:
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Revival Cycles is a well-known shop in Austin, Texas that has made some great custom bikes in the past, like the R NineT Bison, which has a little cameo as it gets photographed in this tour of their shop: Revival Cycles Shop Tour from Revival Cycles on Vimeo.
At 90 minutes long, this is basically a feature film. But this promotional film from Yamaha Europe was offered at dealerships as inspiration when you bought a (Super) Tenere in the early 90s. It’s long, but it’s beautiful: Embedding the video has been disabled, so you’ll have to go here to see it directly on YouTube.
I love Top Gear (RIP, sort of) but because of Clarkson’s hatred of motorcycles, they rarely used their fantastic production budgets on 2-wheeled vehicles. Here’s one of the rare examples. Yes, it’s obviously staged, don’t be a wise ass. Just enjoy Dougie Lampkin riding like a maniac. Clips like this make me want to buy a trials bike:
Another instant classic from RNickeyMouse, this video shows what happens when: 1.) Someone parks a car where bikes have been known to go wide in the past. 2.) A rider exhibits a pretty incredible case of target fixation. I feel bad for both parties but it’s pretty humorous to see the guy have his car hit just seconds after parking …
This is a special Video Intermission because it features a Bike-urious reader!
If you’re a regular reader of Bike-urious (or just a motorcycle fan in general), you’re probably familiar with Paul D’Orleans, also known as The Vintagent. In collaboration with Susan McLaughlin, he’s got a side project called MotoTintype that focuses on a very interesting photography method called wet plate or collodion photography.
Call it stupid, impressive, whatever. All I know is that it makes me want a CT – known in Europe as the Dax.
From reader Dave H comes a little anecdote about the late Doug Domokos, also known as “The Wheelie King“:
If you’re a big fan of difficult enduro riding and you’re ready to lose a good chunk of your work day, check out the YouTube channel of Enduro KeX. Here’s one of their most entertaining videos, basically a crash compilation that they call the Enduro Crash Test:
Every year, an impressively difficult enduro race called “The Tough One” takes over rural England. It’s currently sponsored by Red Bull, which means there’s a well-produced video to accompany the event – enjoy this recap: