• Apr 6, 2011
Ghost-riding Daytona SuperSport motorcycle – Click above to watch the video after the break

Here's something you don't see everyday. We're a little short on details – there's no description provided and we didn't watch the race live – but the video after the break appears to have been taken at the start of the second SuperSport race in Daytona, Florida, earlier in 2011.

Two riders collided in the middle of a turn, sending both to the ground, while a third bike was left riderless but with both wheels still on the ground. That happens often enough that there's a term for it – ghost riding – but generally the machine only goes a few hundred feet before falling over or hitting something solid. Not so in this case.

Somehow, the ghost-ridden bike managed to stay upright long enough that it veered back onto the track, barely missing the race leader. Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt in the incident... and it was all caught on tape.

Click past the break to watch the video... clearly, at least one bike was not ready to score a lowly DNF without putting up a proper fight. Thanks for the tip, Milan!

*UPDATE: Turns out this clip is from the 2011 World Superbike race at Donington Park in the UK.

[Source: Streetfire.net]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Totally doesn't make sense man.



      And hey, i bet the first guy to pass the bike thought that there was someone cutting corners to pass him:D
        • 3 Years Ago
        It makes sense, it's intertia! You've got two wheels acting as gyroscopes and without much to upset the bike it should be pretty stable.

        That's why it can be hard to hold a motorcycle upright at 0 mph, but it's completely stable once moving.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sorry, I commented on another comment that didn't make sense. Now my initial comment looks out of place and doesn't make sense. I do understand how the bike can cruise that far with no rider on it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Um, that's Donington Park in England. The glorious series of wide bends is the famous Craner Curves.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I keep telling my wife that the standing on the seat stunt is nothing special, especially if I can do it. "A perfectly set up bike would go down a road indefinitely, all by itself." Now I can prove it to her! Doing it on the grass will be tricky though...
      • 3 Years Ago
      What if it weren't for the wall?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe even more amazing than the autonomous bike is the rider, who while sliding on his backside, narrowly avoids being stomped by another endoing bike.

      Rider: "KITT 2, come rescue me! I've fallen and I can't get up."

      KITT 2: "Michael, I'm going to attempt to make up for lost time by cutting the corner."

      Rider: "No you idiot! Come back here!"

      KITT 2: "My mathematical probability circuits have determined that if I traverse the track at precisely this location, I'll be able to slow the competition down enough to regain the lead."

      Rider: "Come back here you 2-wheeled-freak-of-nature!"

      KITT 2: "Very well Michael. Here I come."

      Rider: "Stop calling me Michael--look out for that...! Curses! Damn you Knight Industries!"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now THATS determination!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish you'd go away -__-"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Talk about ghost rider....
      • 3 Years Ago
      check out the controlled roll by the guy far left.
      • 3 Years Ago
      awesome, ghost bike
      • 3 Years Ago
      I lost my post?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hated when this happened in Road Rash II
        • 3 Years Ago
        They need to make another Road Rash game.
        • 3 Years Ago
        ROAD RASH! I'm gonna go to the old games store right now!
        • 3 Years Ago
        haha i remember that, the bike used to do the same in road rash 2 for genesis/megadrive, what a game that was, EA need to make a remake for xbox, now. Great freakin game.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I used to love that game as a kid. I still remember playing that for the Sega Genesis. Crazy how fast time flies by, and scary too.
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