The incredible rags-to-riches story of one of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers. From humble beginnings in 1930s London, to winning six world titles, Jim Redman MBE is one of GPs most extraordinary characters, and a true legend of motorcycle racing. After migrating to South Africa, he started his racing career in the mid-fifties, and was awarded an MBE in 1964 – a year that also saw him win three World Championships in a single day, a feat, to this day, matched only by Mike Hailwood. Continue reading →
In a similar vein to that of TT: Closer to the Edge, “On Any Sunday” is an Oscar-nominated documentary by Bruce Brown that looks at why motorcycle racers and enthusiasts risk their lives.
Featuring the legendary Steve McQueen, On Any Day may be more than 40 years old, but this is one fascinating look at motorbiking that’s still relevant. Just don’t blame us if you go out and buy a motocross bike after you watch it! Check it out on IMDB.
You seen this? Atomic Hot Rods teases you with a free 10 minute peek into their award-winning film “White Knuckle: The Story of The Motorcycle Cannonball”.
Synopsis: Ride along with hot-rod builder and award-winning filmmaker Brian Darwas as he travels coast to coast on the ultimate antique motorcycle endurance run, “The Motorcycle Cannonball”. Continue reading →
Around 20 years ago, Marcus Walz started his business customising motorcycles, beginning with the “Timeless” in 1993. Two decades on, more than 3000 friends, fans and clients celebrated the anniversary at Hockenheim, many of them bringing their own WALZ bikes to the Show.
Apart from the bikes, Mr. King Kerosin himself organized the legendary Red Carpet Lounge in the middle of the party tent, which was much bigger than last year. Some crazy on-stage party too, with Dougie and the Blind Brothers and the Hellabama Honky Tonks partying till they dropped.
Anyways, enough with the yabba dabba. Check out the mega image gallery. Continue reading →
TT Legends is a new eight-part documentary, to be broadcast on British television station ITV4, following a team of legendary motorcycle racers throughout the 2012 season. Gaucho Productions was granted exclusive access to the Honda TT Legends team as they took on some of the world’s toughest ’bike races. From Japan to Germany and from Le Mans to the Isle of Man, the documentary follows these ordinary men doing extraordinary things. Continue reading →
Well, I’ve been thinking about it for a while now. We all love two-wheelers, be it plain-jane cycles, mopeds or hardcore custom choppers, and in whichever manner of propulsion they bring forth, including human power, batteries, regular pump fuel or even the one used to blast rockets into outer space. It’s the freedom and the openness they bring, and we adore it. So what about motorcycling movies then? Continue reading →
In its 40th Anniversary year, Dainese heralds the past, present and future with a new digital magazine series. With four issues published throughout 2012, Dainese delves into the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s to showcase the people, places and products that have created legends. Continue reading →
Big fan of Valentino Rossi? The cartoon of Valentino Rossi is available on Dainese.com in which he presents the innovative D-air Street Gore-Tex; the road-going version of the air bag for bikers. In the animation, Rossi is faced with both rain and city traffic but, thanks to his D-air Street GORE-TEX, makes it all look easy. Watch the video here. Continue reading →
Guy Martin is one of the most popular riders in the UK, specially when it comes to Mountain Course of IOMTT! In 2011 he won the Ulster Gran Prix in Superbike category and finished 4 times on the IOMTT podium. But, he didn’t win it, and watching the Closer to the Edge movie, this is the only important win for him:
“I couldn’t knock last year to be honest; the only thing we didn’t do was win a TT, but hopefully we’ll put that right in June. That’s the box we want to tick. The North West and Ulster are great events but it’s a TT win I really want. The team is good enough, the bikes are good enough and I believe the rider is good enough, so it’s time to go out and bloody win one.” Continue reading →