Saturday, July 17, 2010

On-board gyroscopic camera....amazing.

Here, thanks to friend Corey, is a video of just-returned-to-action-after-breaking-his-tibia Valentino Rossi riding his Yamaha MotoGP bike, the two-wheeled equivalent to a Formula One car.

The camera keeps the horizon level so you can experience the lean angles of Rossi's bike. I'd never seen anything even close to this for gasp-effect. I'll bet you haven't either. Watch as they set up the equipment and then hold your breath for the ride!

5 comments:

Earle said...

Yikes. The old Avocet tire pics of Jobst Brandt going fast downhill in the rain are tame compared with this.

James Thurber said...

Incredible. Outstanding video, too.

Jim said...

Oh my. That is amazing video.

Larry and Heather said...

veDunno what you poor folks get on TV in the US of A, I hear it's pretty grim with the so-called "SPEED" channel but they showed plenty of this on the recent MOTOGP coverage. FINALLY one gets to see what it's like when your head is more or less level with the horizon but the bike is leaned WAY over.

Andy said...

Valli had it on during Moto GP at Laguna Seca. Look out for the replay.