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Video: Is this the world's worst SMIDSY?

Lorry driver on wrong side of road wipes out Monster

IS this the world's worst SMIDSY? The poor Ducati Monster that bore the brunt of the wide-cornering lorry probably thinks so.

The biker pulls up to a junction when a lorry turns off the main road on a wide line and crushes the bike beneath its wheels. Fortunately the biker leaps clear ...  Continue reading


Video: Bear scare for bikers

No picnic in the woods for ambushed trail riders

T-BONING a 500kg brown bear might just be the most unpleasant SMIDSY imaginable, as these Russian trail riders nearly discovered.

Don't get us wrong, it's not much fun when a dozy driver in a Mondeo pulls out of a junction without looking... but at least they don't eat you afterwards.

Fair play to ...  Continue reading


Video: road rage driver fail

Road rage backfires for punch-throwing driver

A DRIVER loses his cool followed by his footing and any dignity after swinging punches at a motorcyclist in this video from the US.

The car driver approaches the motorcyclist at traffic lights, throws punches and shoves his girlfriend pillion passenger before the rider is forced to pin the assailant to the ...  Continue reading


'Flying doctor' John Hinds gives an illuminating talk about his work

The late 'flying doctor' on what it takes to save lives in road racing

HERE'S Dr John Hinds giving a funny and illuminating talk on his work as one of the ‘flying doctors’ of road racing, who give emergency treatment to injured competitors.

Dr Hinds died on Saturday after crashing at the Skerries 100 the previous ...  Continue reading


Video: Top fuel drag racing on dirt

Dirt drag racing makes Speedway look sedate

OPENING the throttle on a top-fuel drag bike on the quarter mile would be terrifying enough... but how about doing it on dirt?

We've got serious respect for these drag racers at a recent meeting in the USA who keep the throttles pinned despite the rear wheels snaking wildly on the loose ...  Continue reading


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


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