One awesome thing about the Internet is that you have the ability to find incredible talent captured in videos from all around the world. Whether it’s YouTube or another video website, you can spend hours watching videos. Have you ever looked up motorcycle videos? You don’t even have to be interested or know much about them to be fascinated by what people can do on a two-wheeled machine.
I set out digging through the Interwebs to find the best motorcycle videos that will blow your mind! I’ve broken them up into three different categories – racing, stunts and drifting, which is kind of a hybrid between racing and stunts.
This first video is of a race called Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), which is known as one of the most prestigious motorcycle races in the world. According to Wikipedia, it’s held on public roads, which are closed during the time of the races.
Isle of Man TT by Lock9
The rider in this motorcycle video doesn’t do anything that impressive (although he’s better than me). But the camera placement on the back of the motorcycle makes you feel like you’re actually on it. I felt like I was actually turning and that’s why I chose to include this next video.
Open Class Heat Race Crash Into Barrier – 2013 Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Las Vegas by TheGlobalMania
Although there are many riders in this video, there are two, Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi, who take the lead and push each other to the limits the whole time. Who will win?!
Historic Battles – Rossi vs Stoner Laguna Seca ’08 by MotoGP
It really amazes me what people can do on motorbikes – standing up, barely hanging on, not to mention all the acrobatic moves they do while going 60+ miles per hour. Below are a few videos that feature these stunts and more.
This first video is more of an amateur video, shot with GoPro cameras, but the stunts are in no way amateur – very impressive!
Streetfighterz Ride of the Century 2011 by Shark Fins
I have no idea who these guys are in this next motorcycle video, but they do some of the most amazing stunts, some of which I’ve never seen before.
Awesome Motorcycle Stunts by TripTippy
This one is more professionally put together. Ryan Moore is the stunt man in this video and he can do some amazing tricks. He makes it look so easy!
Ryan Moore -The Supermoto Stunt Man by swtpvl
Drifting – what is it with our fascination with trying to go through tires as quickly as possible? Whatever it is, I don’t care because it never ceases to amaze me what people can drift… even motorcycles!
Check out these two videos by Icon Moto Sports – sure the second one has its corny parts, but put that aside and you’ve got some stellar drifting going on!
Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle by IconMotoSports
Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2 by IconMotoSports
Got a couple GoPro cameras and some orange cones lying around, and an empty parking lot? Why not take advantage of it and do some crazy drifting?! That’s what Jorian Ponomareff did here in this next video. Be ready to be amazed.
Drift Gymkhana – Jorian Ponomareff by JorianS4E
Bonus: Funny & Brave
One of the things with the Internet is that the things we see on it we could only wish doing. We’ve probably all been in a situation where we were told to stop by a police officer directing traffic. But have you ever thought of high fiving them?! Takes guts right? Guts that you’re not willing to risk getting arrested over.
Well… this guy apparently doesn’t worry about that, even for a second. Take a look.
Biker High Five’s Cop by lowrider692000
Channels & Accounts To Follow
Was eleven videos just not enough to satisfy your motorcycle racing craving? Below are some channels and accounts that have even more amazing videos to check out. Some, but not all, of these had a video in this article.
Also, I compiled a complete playlist on YouTube of all the videos in this article, including the ones on Vimeo, that you can follow for later viewing if you’d like.
- IconMotoSports on YouTube
- MotoGP on YouTube
- TheGlobalMania on YouTube (not only motorcycle videos)
- zx6r79 on YouTube
- Moto Journal on YouTube
- Lock9 on Vimeo
- JorianS4E on YouTube
Do you have a motorcycle? If so, do you race it or do any stunts? If you do and you have a channel online, feel free to share it with us and our readers in the comments!
If you’re just a fan (like most of us, probably), what was your favorite motorcycle video? Was it one in the article or do you know of another one that you’d like to share with us? If so we’d love to see your suggestions.