Watch This V8 Motorcycle Go Into A Massive Tank Slapper And Wreck

Watch This V8 Motorcycle Go Into A Massive Tank Slapper And Wreck

Well this is an interesting watch! The image you see above is the remains of a Cleveland Ford powered V8 drag bike being loaded into a truck. Filmed at what appears a 1991 gathering of the Hells Angels motorcycle enthusiasts organization in New Zealand, the video features a very nasty motorcycle wreck. The motorcycle in question is of course powered by a V8 engine. If this doesn’t give you more respect for EJ Potter’s decade plus of V8 motorcycle insanity, we’re not sure what will. The rider pops right up after the crash which is clearly a sign that the almighty has nothing against the Hells Angels. If he did, this guy would have been a goner.

Things go from bad to horrible for the rider just after he twists the throttle. The bike immediately moves to the right, which is bad because the guy is in the right lane. After working the throttle to prevent a crash with the wall, the motorcycle goes into one of the most epic tank slappers we have ever seen. The fact that the guy held on for as long as he did means that he would be a great rodeo prospect. The dismount pretty well kicked his ass though.

The carnage gets rolling about :40 into the video. You can fast forward or revel in the NZ Hells Angels  prior to that.

Press play and watch a dude in New Zealand go for the ride of his life!






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9 thoughts on “Watch This V8 Motorcycle Go Into A Massive Tank Slapper And Wreck

  1. Gary D

    Pretty amusing. Commentary about rider’s potential on the rodeo circuit is especially funny. Unlike what you normally expect to see, no one goes out to tend to him! At least the motor survived in tact – to see future duty in a proper four wheeled rig.

  2. MGBChuck

    Pretty much explains why E.J.Potter used the engine as a stressed member (saw EJ run a couple time–GREAT SHOWMAN!)


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