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music: mos def - kalifornia
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R6 Crash - Rider Goes Wide Into Dirt
Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles has been a popular location motorcycles &
fast cars for decades. Car and motorcycle clubs are regular visitors every
weekend. Jay Leno can often be found at the famous Rockstore and at a view
point called Lookout talking with fellow motor enthusiasts. Crashes are
common as well as a heavy police presence on most weekends. The Snake is a
two mile section of Mulholland above the Rockstore. Riders usually will
make multiple runs allowing me to move from corner to corner when
assembling rider videos. The speed limit is 45 mph, most riders are not
going much over that so the majority of tickets are crossing the line,
wheelies or equipment violations. Bicycles are up here all the time but
motorcycles and bikes seem to do fine together as long as the cyclists are
willing to stay to the right. Cars passing them are a bigger problem since
there is no shoulder and most turns are blind.
I mainly shoot on the last corner coming up because I can see much of the
road and photogs are expected. The turn gets it's fair share of crashes
but people crash other places also just no one is filming. The top corner I
shoot seem to average one crash every couple weeks in the summer, out of
many hundreds of riders. 911 emergency services are rarely called and
accidents are seldom reported since most riders do not get injured
severely. Google Street View - http://goo.gl/wsMi
Another video from the rider following -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-huH-8Ap2uE - Rider said he'd been riding 6
months, video is from April 23rd
2010 Vyrus 987 exclusive teaser, 194hp - 155kg - 310km/h topspeed
2010 Vyrus 987 exclusive teaser, 194hp - 155kg - 310km/h topspeed. Tor
Sagen tests the world's best power to weight superbike in the San Marino
hills on Pirelli Superbike slicks. The lightweight 987 features a tuned
Ducati 1198R engine... Prices start at €55.000 for the bike tested.
€65.000 for the 987 with the Volumex Supercharger. More from Ascanio Rodorigo and Vyrus
soon. When Ascanio says that the bike has no traction he means that the
bike has not got the otherwise standard traction control connected. If you
buy one you get full MotoGP/WSBK traction control with "more/less" instant
2009 R1 and 2010 1198 on "Snake" section of Mulholland Highway in Malibu California
Update:See most current riding style in my video response below. I'm in red
Big difference in style and confidence on bike.
I put my camera on this guy's bike to help me analyze my lines and body
positioning. I've been off the bike for 3 months. Trying to get back into
the swing of things.
We got held up by a Park Ranger halfway up, so fast forward a lil bit.
Then we both got dehydrated and made a pit stop at the RockStore.
Mercedes SLS AMG & Ducati 1198 SP from a bikers point of view
Ducati's ultimate evolution of the 1198, the SP, takes on the 571bhp
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves takes a look at the
world's most powerful production V8 supercar through the eyes of a biker.
Is it really that fast? Does it compare to the superbike?
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