Motorcycle Crash Tech Documentary Premieres Today

A new motorcycle documentary is set to premiere today on the National Geographic Channel, from the same man who was behind the Twist the Throttle series. The documentary shows how the progress in the high tech riding suits and slipper clutches led to a safer riding in the past 15 years.

“Motorcycle Crash Tech” offers a close 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.

Interviews with racer Neil Hodgson and the legendary Giacomo Agostini are also featured in the show, describing what goes through a racer’s mind the moment they know they’re going to crash, as well as recalling on how deadly racing was in the 1960’s and ‘70’s.

The film also explains the differences between high-sides and low-sides and the extreme forces involved in both types of crashes by using archival footage from the past years.

The footage also captures images 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 mountain roads and performing incredible braking tests on Brembo’s private test track.

Filmed in 1080i high-definition and 5.1 digital surround sound, “Motorcycle Crash Tech” offers access to the R & D facilities and research departments at Alpinestars, Brembo, Nolan, and MV Agusta, along with the latest technologies that are being used in motorcycle riding gear, boots, helmets, brakes, and the bikes themselves to make racing and riding safer.
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