MV Agusta is one of the most famous Italian motorcycle brands ever but its most recent history has had many ups and downs. But now the company is back and betting its future on a brand new machine called the F3. Its design, engineering and manufacturing is key to whether the MV brand can not only survive but return to glory.
“Motorcycle Crash Tech” is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the new technologies being used to avoid motorcycle crashes, and prevent injuries or even death when a racer or rider does go down.
Exclusive interviews with racer Neil Hodgson (Corona Honda) and the legendary Giacomo Agostini (MV Agusta) describe first-hand what goes through a racer’s mind the moment they know they’re going to crash and vividly recount just how deadly racing was in the 1960’s and ‘70’s. Combining rare archival footage from years past as well as contemporary AMA racing coverage, the film explains the differences between high-sides and low-sides and the extreme forces involved in both types of crashes.
The film captures stunning action photography of world-class test riders Vito Guareschi (Alpinestars, Nolan, and Ducati) and Umberto Rumiano (MV Agusta) in action during what are normally closed test sessions of new riding gear and bikes. Brembo factory riders are also filmed testing the company’s newest brakes on twisting Italian mountain roads and performing incredible braking tests on Brembo’s private test track.
HD THEATER TAKES TO THE ROAD WITH TWIST THE THROTTLE,
AN EIGHT-PART SERIES EXPLORING SOME OF THE GREATEST MOTORCYCLE BRANDS IN THE WORLD
Millions of people ride motorcycles and millions more fantasize about what it would be like to ride these cultural icons of speed, freedom, craftsmanship and personal rebellion. HD Theater’s new series, TWIST THE THROTTLE, takes audiences on a remarkable 36,000 mile journey across the globe to explore eight of the most famous sport motorcycling brands. Each episode focuses on a single brand, showcasing the remarkable history; the behind-closed-door factory, design facilities and R&D departments; and ultimately, what it is like to ride these magnificent machines on some of the most picturesque roads and spectacular racetracks in the world. The brands covered in TWIST THE THROTTLE include Bimota, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha.
“Ducati: A Story Of Passion” will immerse you in the past, present, and future of one of the world’s most legendary motorcycle marques in the world. Go inside the Ducati brand like never before and hear from the key people who make this passionate brand come to life on race tracks and curvy country roads around the world!
Hosted by Alain de Cadnet, “Ducati: A Story of Passion” features interviews with the key figures at the factory in Bologna and members of their world famous race team. Inside the factory, you’ll learn the underlying design and technology of Italy’s most famous motorcycles. And we raided the factory archives to resurrect rarely seen film, video, and historic photographs to tell the story of company beginnings, racing triumphs, and bike development from the post war Cucciolo to the current 1098, Hypermotard, and Desmosedici RR.
They’re fast. They’re cool. They’re exciting. And they’re available at your local dealership — 150+ horsepower, two-wheeled rocketships that soar down racetracks and canyon roads at nearly 200 mph. With a quarter of the weight of most modern sportscars they are the undisputed kings of the power to weight ratio game. So how do they work? What makes them tick? How do they get all that power to ground? Find out in “Speed on Two Wheels” which takes an in-depth and inside look into the world of sportbikes and superbikes!
Hear from world-renowned motorcycle journalist Nick Ienatsch as he explains critical motorcycling concepts such as the gyroscopic effect, counter steering, and the power of the front brake. American Motorcycle Association riders Mat Mladin, Tommy Hayden, Roger Hayden and Aaron Yates describe how professional riders push it right to the edge, week after week. Go inside the locked doors of the Team Kawasaki Road Racing shop to see how the pros build their racebikes and then travel all the way to Italy, for a first hand tour of the famed Ducati Factory. Whether you already ride or dream of someday owning a motorcycle, “Speed On Two Wheels” is a must see!
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It’s not your usual 4th of July celebration, although there are plenty of fireworks lighting up the night sky. Imagine yourself in a postcard-perfect setting half a world away in the Bavarian Alps.
Picture 30,000 people from 25 countries gathered together for a 72-hour celebration unlike any other party in the world. The setting is the tiny town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, just down the road from famed Olympic host Innsbruck. The occasion is Motorrad 2003, a gathering of the faithful and a glimpse into the future for BMW Motorcycles.
This dream ride through the Alps is filled with fast bikes, fun-loving people and magnificent scenery — a party you can’t afford to miss!