Earlier, we looked back at some of the most notable motorcycle news stories of 2012, ten tales that helped define the motorcycle industry this past year. It’s probably safe to say that none of the items in this top ten list will do that. This is a compilation of some of the strangest, dumbest, and […]
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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.
With Anaheim 2, the third round of the AMA Supercross series, just around the corner, Honda has provided this time lapse video of all the action from Anaheim 1. It will take you through the season-opening press conference, setting up the Team Honda Muscle Milk rig for race day, the pit party, practice and racing, […]