If this doesn’t make you want to go on a road trip, I don’t know what will. It’s a trailer for an independent film called “It’s Better In The Wind” by LA based photographer Scott G. Toepfer. The 15 minute short film is due out later this year and uses a mix of Super 8 and Canon 5D Mark II footage. It features a group guys riding across the Western parts of America on their bikes and just experiencing life the way it should be — no ipads or crackberries. We should all take a lesson from this. Another important lesson learnt from this trailer is to always watch your back while ‘draining the snake’ on the side of the road.
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Another little video from our friends at Deus. This time featuring a freshly painted red 1978 XS650 cut to Al Barry & The Cimarons song ‘Morning Sun’. The bike has been hiding out in the Deus ‘Temple of Enthusiasm’ since they opened their doors. Now it’s off to a new home where she’ll be enjoyed by some lucky bugger.
This classic styled Triumph T100 Scrambler, commonly known as Jack Pine is no newcomer to the limelight. It was numero uno in BikeEXIF’s Greatest Hits of 2010 — a combination of most hits and most comments. Now Hammarhead Industries have released this short video of their scrambler in action. So if you thought this Triumph was all show and no go, then you don’t know Jack.
[Found on Return of the Cafe Racers]
Yesterday we were sent this beautifully shot video, directed by Clément Beauvais starring the guys from Blitz Motorcycles riding the roads of France. The video is set to the great folk/rock song by The Felice Brothers called ‘Frankie’s Gun’. The short film was shot for the aestheticly pleasing blog named Riding September – which contains stacks of sweet photographs and videos.
WARNING: The video may contain traces of motorcyclists riding dangerously and fashionable males in stylish collared shirts. You have been warned.
As promised, here’s some footage I captured from my recent stint moonlighting as a director on a motorbike with the GoPro Hero HD. Seventy eight separate clips and over two hours worth of HD rushes edited down into three minutes and twenty one seconds of something that I hope you’ll find mildly amusing. In case you’re wondering, the song is “Black Rice” by Canadian band Women.
One of the many great responses we got from the recent poll on filtering was a link from a SoCal reader by the name of Brian Leahy. Turns out he had previously done some research on the subject and then made a short documentary as a school project. I just got through watching it and was really impressed with what I saw. Not only is it beautifully shot but it goes into some really nice detail about lane splitting while also touching on safety, clubs, cops, and even retro bikes. There’s also some silly sweet footage of garages and workshops thrown in for good measure. See what you think…
OK, this is getting a little silly. Bob Maddox, possible lunatic and the world’s pre-eminent expert on pulsejets, has just finished his latest creation. Not content with his pulsejet boardtracker we featured previously on Pipeburn, he’s gone and mounted a monster pulsejet with a split exhaust onto a bike he’s calling the Harley Davidson Sportjet. Apart from a Harley-ish tank design I’m not quite sure what it has to do with Milwaukee, though it would seem about as safe as your average Harley and probably has the handling to match.
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In just over a week, the much anticipated new series about Café Racers launches. It kick starts on October 13th on Discovery HD Theater and will consist of thirteen episodes from past to present. Here’s a blurb from the makers of the series:
‘Expect to see rare historical film footage and more rockabilly music than a Gene Vincent reunion tour, all in stunning high-def format broadcast on your favorite channel, Discovery HD Theater. In addition you’ll be able to watch, as a handful of builders produce some of the most amazing motorcycles all paying homage to the grand daddy of modern sport and race bikes.’
Love em or hate em, Icon know how to have fun – and isn’t that what riding a motorbike is all about? This video is fresh out of the box and features some of the Icon team riders tearing it up in a container yard on some of the Icon bikes. Enough said.
We would like to give a big shout out to Icon, especially their creative genius Kurt Walter who decided to support Pipeburn this year. Check the Icon blog to see what motorcycle goodness Kurt has posted today.
We don’t want to make a habit of featuring insurance company advertising, but you have to admit this is very compelling. The idea is that motorcycles don’t crash alone, so Allstate Insurance will be there to help you recover when and if you’re bike is involved in a crash – isn’t that nice. How many bikes do you think they crashed making this dramatic commercial? I bet it was a lot more than the five that made the ad.