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Valentino Rossi rides up steps and through doors of Goodwood House

The secret of Rossi's training regime: he never gets off his bike

HERE’S Valentino Rossi making a public appearance at Goodwood House – and omitting to leave his bike outside.

The nine-time former world champion rode straight up a ramp on the steps and through the open building doors at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Rossi got an enthusiastic greeting from thousands of fans yesterday, fresh ...  Continue reading

 

Hardcore emergency brake test

Biker passes test despite T-bone truck near miss

THIS Polish learner rider took the bike test from hell when a truck nearly wiped him out at a crossroads.

The incident was caught on camera by the examiner who passed on the footage to Police.

After missing the truck by a matter of inches, the learner looks back as if to say: ...  Continue reading

 

Life's a beach for sand crash biker

Rider caught out by hazard dumped in road

IT was an unexpected Dakar experience for this American biker whose ride was ruined by a giant dump of sand in the middle of the road.

He loses the front end of his Honda CB300F immediately but fortunately (apart from a few bruises and a bent brake lever) both rider and bike ...  Continue reading

 

Video: how to catch a motorcycle thief

Simply kick them hard in the arse, of course

THIS video purports to show a motorcycle thief getting payback from a rider who chases him and kicks him off a stolen machine.

It was posted on YouTube two days ago with a message saying: ‘Was riding and saw my friend Luis's bike that got stolen… So I take off after the ...  Continue reading

 

Is this Iran's most reckless rider?

Four men, one bike, no crash helmets

IT'S not often Visordown gets to feature biking culture in Iran but this frustrated stunt rider proves his technical skill (if not his common-sense).

Riding a standard Suzuki GSX-1400 the rider wheelies comfortably for the camera on a motorway south of Tehran, he then lands rather less impressively with a mechanically unsympathetic ...  Continue reading

 

On-board with Ian Hutchinson at the 2015 TT

Hutchy back to winning form and on the charge

HERE’S Ian Hutchinson’s view from his PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R in Saturday’s Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT, courtesy of Duke Video.

Hutchinson has made an incredible comeback to race-winning form this year, taking first place in yesterday’s Supersport race, his first TT victory since ...  Continue reading

 

Video: rider run off the road by car driver - who doesn't stop

Near miss for this SV650 rider facing a car on the wrong side of the road

A BIKER caught the moment a car driving on the wrong side of the road caused him to crash.

The rider of the Suzuki SV650 said:  "I'm thankful I didn't panic brake and go down under the car, and I'm pretty lucky I only sustained relatively minor injuries. My elbow needed stitches ...  Continue reading

 

Video: Visordown goes off-roading in Wales

Improving our enduro skills with Dakar veteran Mick Extance. Only a few crashes.

VISORDOWN recently went off-roading at Mick Extance's off-road school in Wales, here's the full review.

We go up in the air and flounder in the mud as we learn the tips and techniques of off-road riding from the master.

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The bikes of Mad Max

Post-apocalyptic biking from blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road

BIKES have always played a major part in the Mad Max series, from the KZ1000s of the 1979 low-budget opener. The latest instalment, Fury Road, is no exception.

British actor Tom Hardy - taking over from Mel Gibson in the title role - rides a ratty Yamaha R1 that has been stripped ...  Continue reading

 

Kawasaki Ninja H2R smokes Bugatti Veyron

Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2R eats millionaire's supercar

KAWASAKI'S H2R goes head-to-head with a Bugatti Veyron... and annihilates it.

On paper the £1 million 1,200bhp Veyron versus the £41,000 326bhp H2R looks a little one-sided. But they're not racing on paper, they're racing on tarmac and the H2R effortlessly smokes the super car.

The biker is sluggish off the line but ...  Continue reading

 

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