Foot Peg Catches then Crash - 2009 Yamaha R1
Rider on a Crossplane R1 catches foot peg causing rider to exit the
roadway. Rider was uninjured.
Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles has been a popular hangout for
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
YAMAHA R1 RACES PORSCHE GTS3 ON SNOW/ICE (258KM/H) (160MPH!!)
EXTREME, 258 KM/H ON ICE, THE FINAL FIGHT AND CRASH: Lap times, heavy
crashes, extreme riding on ice, awesome images, here is the final result of
our match between a Porsche GT3RS (450 HP) and a Yamaha 1000 R1 (180 HP) on
the replica (scale one) of the legendary 5.8 km Paul Ricard Track in
Lapland by minus 25 degrees To win, the Porsche had 4 wheels, 450 horsepower and 2320 spikes.
The R1 was counting on its lightness, its sharpest, 470 spikes and the
"balls" of Serge Nuques to lean it to the maximum angle. The other equally
tight match was between a Mitsubishi Evo 9 against a Yamaha 450 WRF
I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THIS. COPIED IT OVER SO WE CAN SEE ON THE US YOUTUBE.
Yamaha R1 300 kmh and some wheelies
Just playing around on my bike to test a new onboard cam.
The 2004 R1 has got great power and the frontwheel just won't stay down.
Even in 3th gear.
Now I just have to find a way to kill the noise of wind........