• Sep 27, 2010
Morning commute in Russia on a Yamaha R1 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Driving to work in the morning can be a tedious and annoying affair. At least, we imagine it is, since we are chained to the wall of a basement staring at a computer screen for 23.5 hours per day. One vehicle that can make any commute quicker is a motorcycle... perhaps even a stupid-fast literbike like the Yamaha R1.

Combine a rider with a need for death speed, a 25-mile commute through Russian traffic and a powerful two-wheeled samurai sword, and you get a video showing the "quick" way to work. Sometimes this two-wheeler even becomes a one-wheeler as rare empty stretches of road disappear when the nose goes skyward.

According to our tipster Andy (Thanks!), the title translates to "A couple minutes of my life could be more interesting than the whole life of the other people." It's certainly interesting, but we prefer pushing vehicles to our limit on a track. Regardless, the music choice is excellent and the riding would make Trinity jealous. We don't condone this type of action, but that doesn't mean we can't all check out the video, which you can watch after the jump.



[Source: The Insider – (Russian language site)]



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      berniejazz
      • 3 Years Ago
      I’ve done a lot of fast street riding and a lot of lane splitting and am fully aware of the risk and take full responsibility for the consequences, but this guy is out of control. The only other thing like this that I’ve seen, and saw it from the back of my own bike, was getting passed on the outside just east of the Rock Store on the hairpin curve. I thought I was doing pretty well; on the balls of my feet, shifting weight, keeping the rpm’s in the power band and out the corner of my eye this guy whizzes by and with a passenger on the back of the bike. They pulled off the road at the rest stop just up the hill and I didn’t know whether to walk up and smack him or shake his hand. That’s pretty skillful if not risky riding and is probably best to be suited to single childless folks. A rider like this may believe that they’re pretty good and have learned about everything there is to know about motorcycling. When you decide that you know it all is about the same time the universe decides to teach you a lesson.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When I see motorcycle ridings like this - I jump in it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nuts the size of watermelons//brain the size of a pea~!!
        Saxxon
        • 3 Years Ago
        Its a wonder he can even sit on the bike his balls are so big.
      Zwillick
      • 4 Years Ago
      We spllit lanes in California but we are not allowed to go more than 10 miles faster than the traffic is going, this guy was flying! How he squeezed between some of those vehicles is beyond me.

      Its good to know there are no police in Moscow!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This was a very nice and informative video concerning the congestion problem they have in the streets of Moscow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Boring!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This dude either feels invincible or he doesn't have much to live for. It's one thing to dart in and out of traffic going the same direction but when he starts daring the oncoming traffic to avoid him he' really asking for trouble. If he does this regularly I guarantee he will not escape unscathed until his next birthday. Good luck dude, you may need it !!
      • 4 Years Ago
      for doing the most idiotic thing i have seen in a long time, I also have to give credit for it, that was some very sharp driving I would go as far as to say prob safer driver then some kids driving while texting.......
      • 4 Years Ago
      Put this guy on suicide watch!!!!!!!! He doesn't care about himself or anyone else!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Riding with that dude would surely cure your constipation.
      Isabel López García
      • 3 Years Ago
      !!!!ADRENALINA!!!!! !!!!ADRENALINA!!!!! !!!!ADRENALINA!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was getting kinda dizzy and wondering how many vehicles he scratch-autographed along the way. If he lived through a sequel, then obviously what we've seen was not a fluke, and the fella is a demigod, or some high-tech Russian cyborg.
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