The BMW K1600GT has been voted International Bike of the Year 2011 by a panel of motorcycle magazine journalists representing 25 publications from around the world. The six-cylinder BMW K1600GT received a score of 41 points from the jury to top all contenders. Second place went to the Ducati Diavel at 32 points. The Aprilia […]
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Conquering the Nurgurgring In Under 8 Minutes + Gyro Cam Video!
With a nickname like The Green Hell, the Nurburgring Nordschleife is nearly 13 miles of terror wrapped up in a historic race track. Famous for its sheer length, close confines, and the fact it is open to the public most the year, the Nurburgring has a dual reputation as a great testing facility and a widow maker – certain reports estimate as many as 12 deaths a year here.
To lap here in under 10 minutes is considered a fast lap. In this video, rider Tim Rothig pilots his Kawasaki ZX-10R around the track in under eight minutes! His skill is on full display here, and is made even more dramatic by the gyro cam he has mounted on the tank. This allows the horizon to remain centered even as the motorcycle is banking over for turns. Impressive indeed.
Also impressive is the sheer speed Rothig is able to extract from the ZX-10. As anyone who has ridden a literbike around a racetrack can tell you, it’s difficult to stretch the legs of a literbike around most tracks. The Nurburgring doesn’t have that problem. Watch and listen as Rothig makes the Kawasaki scream.
Don’t look now, but James Stewart is the hottest rider in the AMA Supercross Championship. The Yoshimura Suzuki rider won his third consecutive race and series-leading fifth victory of the season. But with Kawasaki‘s Ryan Villopoto holding a comfortable lead with four rounds remaining, Stewart’s hot streak may be too little too late. Smartop Motoconcepts […]