We all know sideways is slow. Kicking the tail out and sending the rear tires blazing may take a heaping helping of skill, but it won't win you any races. That doesn't make it any less awesome, however.

Icon has gone through the trouble of crafting yet another drift battle between motorcycle and car, and this time, two specially built Triumph Speed Triple bikes throw down against a 550-horsepower Ford Mustang Cobra piloted by a fictional officer of the law. The trio commence tearing through the rolling hills of mythical High Plains County before facing off.

Admittedly, the drift scene isn't typically our bag of tricks, but this is one of the more entertaining videos we've seen in a good while. Between the bark of the FoMoCo V8 and the wail of the big-bore Triumph Triples, there's enough audio glory on hand to keep us up at night. Throw in some excellent tunes and better videography, and you've got us hooked. Watch the video all the way through to the end for some hair-raising outtakes, including at least one roll over. Hit the jump to check it out.



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      Kevin Gregerson
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was some serious skill combined with a good sized tire budget. I love the camera angles you used on the mustang.
      Kris
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome vid! More of that soon I hope?
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      what rolled? looks like an old silvia?
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      More entertaining than the last few Block videos, and some serious skill with those bikers! Who knew a 99-04 Stang looked so good on MB Battles? Shame of the end...
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice vid ! Nice driving and riding too. I Like the stang too my fav year also
      hondosan
      • 2 Years Ago
      i've seen better drifting, but the video was fun non the less :)
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very nice vid. Kind of Smokey and the Bandit ish. This was shot on the Maryhill Loops road outside of Goldendale, WA. It's closed to regular motor traffic now but do auto rallies and downhill street luge there. If you ever get a chance to attend, or better yet blast your own ride up the hill, you won't regret it. Top 5 stretch of road in the states. And it's absolutely beautiful country out there. World class windsurfing on the Columbia river half hour away too.
        Danielle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wafflesnfalafel
        Agreed. I've had the chance to play on Maryhill, 2+ hours of brilliant playtime. Loooooove that road.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      ugh. seriously? as if the porno style plot wasnt bad enough, the 2 wheeled drifting isnt even that good, havent you guys ever seen a supermoto race??
      pete
      • 2 Years Ago
      let me get this straight, ICON is condoning running from the cops???
      The Calligrapher
      • 2 Years Ago
      A drifting Mustang looks like a cow on ice.
      recharged95
      • 2 Years Ago
      MK's Octocopters rock. Especially carrying the r/c car at the end.
      kelvin273c
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was one of the few 8:30 videos on youtube where I didn't even realize it was that long.
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