Casey Stoner in slow motion – Click above to watch the video after the break

Modern technology offers us some truly amazing experiences that we'd otherwise never be able to comprehend. Take, for instance, cameras. At its beginning, the camera was a novel invention that allowed mankind to capture brief images in time and record memories in a real, physical form.

Now, cameras have taken on a whole new dimension that adds a great deal of interest to everyday life. Especially since imaging went digital, we've managed to create ridiculously impressive devices that can literally slow real-life action to a level that shows details undetectable to the naked eye. Amazing stuff.

Equally as impressive are today's racing motorcycles. Though MotoGP bikes, such as the Repsol-sponsored Honda ridden by Casey Stoner, aren't exactly accessible to the Average Joe, when combined with the kinds of cameras we were just considering... well, a whole new world of seemingly incomprehensible action is opened up.

To see what we mean, we suggest you check out the video after the break. Our sincere thanks goes out to Red Bull for offering up this otherworldly clip.



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      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      These bikes lean so far, the riders could probably smell the difference between the red and white paint on the kerbing at the apex
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it weird when I find the most interesting part of the video (aside from the elbow/knee scrap of course) is the light/dark reflection the bumpers create onto the rider?
        DC Mike
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        I just finished watching that part in particular for the 4th time and was about to say the exact same thing. Also, notice the effect of the heated air elsewhere on the track. As the camera is shoots through it causes the fairings to seemingly undulate. The slow march of the tire rolling over the tarmac. Crazy. Mesmerizing.
      Eric K
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand how they can ride with such huge balls. you'd think it make the bike off balance or something. Its one thing to drop a knee. its another the drop a shoulder
        IOMTT
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Eric K
        These guys are good, but the balls are smaller than they used to be for top level motorcycle racing. They used to ride 2 strokes with no help from electronics and the Isle of Man was a points paying race. A two stroke 500 would spit you off if you looked at it wrong. They actually use their body to change the center of gravity on the bike to affect handling and the knee actually sometimes keeps the front from washing and takes some weight. I have seen some guys drag elbows also.
      Adeysworld
      • 3 Years Ago
      For those of you who enjoy motorcycle shenanigans on the street. Check out my channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adeysworld
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      Kaze9
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awwe come on autoblog. Hell For Leather had this a day before A&R.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kaze9
        And your point? There's many sources who post the same thing. Just because HFL had it before A&R, doesn't mean AB should source them.
      Curtis
      • 3 Years Ago
      incredible skills that I'll never have, and incredible video quality!
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bike racing ROCKS. Goooooo Yamaha!
      A_Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why was the post about the Toyota IQ deleted?
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beautiful suspension setup and a very smooth corner...I expected to see some rear swingarm deflection but corner was too smooth. With bike leaned over the swingarm and front fork need SOME deflection because the shock absorbers won't.
        teknikscian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        I like Stoner's riding style too. It's so fluid and smooth. I've definitely picked up some riding pointers from watching his videos
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Screw knee draggers, that's some good Elbow dragging action!
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      When I had my 50cc moped, that's about how fast I ride. I didn't see the point of leaning going 8mph though.
      madboosties
      • 3 Years Ago
      Impressive
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