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Motorcycle Crash Tech

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Sooty, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. New Motorcycle Documentary Premieres on the National Geographic Channel
    September 17, 2009 at 9PM ET



    “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 and the legendary Giacomo Agostini 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.

    Produced by Cry Havoc Productions, an award winning documentary film company specializing in Moto related films, “Motorcycle Crash Tech†will premiere on September 17, 2009 at 9PM ET on the National Geographic Channel.

    Filmed in 1080i high-definition and 5.1 digital surround sound, “Motorcycle Crash Tech†takes viewers on an extraordinary journey across Northern Italy. With rare access to the R & D facilities and research departments at Alpinestars, Brembo, Nolan, and MV Agusta, the film chronicles the very latest technologies being used in motorcycle riding gear, boots, helmets, brakes, and the bikes themselves to make racing and riding safer.
     
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  2. Looks interesting. I just watched a 30 min Alpinestars documentary on youtube that was very similar to the preview.

    The part where the rider was demonstrating the compression lockup and the narrator said something along the lines of "if this wasn't an experienced test rider it would have resulted in a crash" was a bit ridiculous though.
     
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  3. Nb.. This is the American channel not Oz... Checked Oz tv guide until end of oct and it's not listed yet?????? (unless it's on HD, didn't check that)
     
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  4. Yer, US only. just giving the heads up.
     
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  5. Yeah...I wish those shows would just be an actual doco. Why is the that Americans can't watch something for the sake of it? They have to make it all hardcore.

    It has to be "ONE MILE of STITCHING!" and "IF THIS WASN'T A STUNT RIDER, HE WOULD HAVE CRAAAAAASSSSSSHHHHHED" and "THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF RIDING A MOTORCYCLE IS DOOOOOOOOOOWWWWNNNSHIFTING"

    ffs...it was a compression lockup :?
     
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  6. with any luck this will hit newsgroups about 24hrs after it airs
     
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