We’ve grown to be kind of obsessed with slow motions videos as of late and after watching this video shot in Sweden, you’ll understand why. We’re not sure of the class that this motorcycle was running, but we believe that it is a fuel bike of some sort judging by the size of the rear tire, the fact that the exhaust is routed behind the seat, and because it blows all the way the hell up in spectacular fashion. Nitro is a fickle mistress and when it is wrong, it is ALL WRONG. UPDATE: Our friend Tim Anderson from Racepak said that it is a Super Twin Nitro Bike and that a friend of his, Carina Dahl, shot some cool photos of the event including one of the explosion in question. Look at the photo below the video and you will be amazed by the amount of fire, shrapnel, and sparks that are flying. We’re working on Tim to get us more photos from the event at Tierp where the video was shot, so you can check out all the crazy stuff that Sweden has to offer.
As you’ll see in the video, the motorcycle launches off, hits the wheelie bar hard on the track then things start to get away from the rider. Since the bike is unsettled from the hard launch, he closes and reopens the throttle, which proves to be a big mistake because as soon as he “pedals” the motorcycle, the engine explodes and we can literally watch the combustion flashes and explosions as well as pieces of the motor spray on the racetrack.
You’re not going to see a cooler video than this all day. For us, it stands as more proof that the guys who ride these machines are some of the most gutsy and fearless in all of racing. We wouldn’t climb onto one of these things for any amount of money, fame, or riches.
Press play below to watch an internal combustion become an external combustion fireball of nitro fury!