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Video: Woman hits scooter, forgets about handbrake



Man meets girl, girl loses car.

We seem to preface every crash video that we post with the same sentence, but we really don’t like posting ‘clickbait-y’ motorcycle crash videos here on MF.

With that said though, we couldn’t resist this one, because it’s 31 seconds of pure, unadulterated drama.

It’s like the world’s best short film ever.

  • Shock! As the man on the scooter comes from behind and launches over the protagonists’ windshield.
  • Horror! As the car driver gets out to attend to the injured biker.
  • Gasp! As the car begins to reverse away from the couple on the road.
  • Laugh! As you read the realisation on the face of the woman as she realises that she forgot to put the handbrake on.


(Also, where did that scooter come from? How did he manage to even get in that position?)

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Yamaha’s Niken offers a ‘New Corner Carving Experience’



Hands up who likes cornering corners? We all like cornering corners!

We would probably all admit to wanting to carve corners too. Which is lucky because Yamaha’s new Niken is here to offer us a ‘New Corner Carving Experience’ and now we can all be cunning, corner carvers.

Released at the Tokyo Motor Show and then seen by most people in the metal at the 2017 EICMA motortcycle show in Milan, the leaning multi-wheeled Yamaha Niken was as divisive a motorcycle as you could get.

Here at MF we avoided the usual bandwagon of hate that motorcyclists seem to have for anything remotely new and different, and proclaimed our (albeit reserved) love for the MT-09 based machine and were instantly excited at the opportunities that it might bring.

Not everyone was quite so open-minded of course and the comment pages of most motorcycle publications were filled with slightly more anglo-saxon versions of the phrase ‘kill it with fire!’.

Yamaha knew that a big, three-wheeler would need a little bit of time for everyone to get used to of course, and they also knew that they have a little bit of work to do when it comes to persuading people to actually consider a purchase.

Which is right where this this new technical video from Yamaha Europe comes in.

Detailing benefits such as ‘deep lean angles’, ‘high agility’ and a ‘natural riding feeling’, the video goes into a little more description as to how the Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) system works whilst detailing precisely the reason as to why two front wheels might just be the future.

There are lots of conversations about geometry and it also uses exciting words such as ‘parallelogram’ and  phrases like ‘steering knuckle’ but ultimately what the video does is make the whole machine look an absolute blast to ride!

Is now the time for three-wheelers to shine?

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Don’t Try This At Home: Epic Harley Jump Fail




It’s almost written in the stars now as a tale of lore; if you try to jump a Harley-Davidson you’re mostly going to have a bad time.

Evel Knievel was infamous for jumping and crashing Harleys. If only there was some sort of disclaimer to prevent others from attempting such stunts? “Don’t try this at home” may have worked.

The daredevil, Tyler Flight (@Flight1915 on Instagram) in the video tries to jump a 1987 Harley-Davidson FXR but overshoots by quite some distance. A lot of jump and stunt preparation involves heavy use of math/geometry/trigonometry in order to calculate the perfect speed of approach and ramp angles.

I think it’s safe to say that not too much of that was done here.

Predictably the landing wasn’t the softest as the rider gives the handlebars a Glaswegian kiss for good measure.

However he managed to walk away from the crash just like Evel managed, most of the time.

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