You've seen plenty of motorcycle-versus-car contests that take place on public roads or dedicated race tracks. But you've probably never seen one where the two machines are wearing Blizzaks... or even studded tires.

French motorcycle publication Moto Journal has decided to turn the two-wheeled contingent on its head by moving the battleground to the frozen stretches of Lapland on a replica race track of Le Castellet, also known as Circuit Paul Ricard, cut through the snow and ice. In the first round, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes up against a 1,000cc Yamaha R1. Up next is a Mitsubishi EVO IX against a Yamaha WR450F. Yes, this is going to be good.

If the idea of watching an R1 hit 160 miles per hour on the ice isn't enough to make you watch, perhaps we should mention that its rider is donning an Evel-Knievel-style cape, and that this appears to be just a teaser of a longer video or possibly even a series. Enough talking already. Check out the video in its entirety below.

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      Excellent musical choice and holy crap dangerous. If the biker were to fall off and hit either wheel on either bike it may as well be riding on a saw blade. But hot damn, that was impressive.
      Vladymyr Martsinkovs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome video, it got me pretty pumped up. Gotta love Prodigy too!
      not again
      • 3 Years Ago
      definatly +1. front wheel off the ground on ice= nuts
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll +1 this til the cows come home.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guy on the R1 was gettin it !!!!! holy crap huge balls!!!
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      time waster of hte evening
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty awesome watching both cars. Glad to see the Evo IX back in the press again. I daily drove my Evo IX year round but the snow was some of the most fun I had all year. Funny since I was so used to parking my Mustang Cobra as soon as the weather got bad at all... Now I look forward to winter every year. Too bad the big 3 are still leaving us out in the cold with FWD small cars. You won't see them doing this. Seeing another Evo makes me wish the next one would come out faster! Can't wait to see the next Evo XI. Hopefully it will still be as bad ass as the Previous Evolutions.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like the GT3 was in reverse at the starting line.
      • 3 Years Ago
      why no spiked tires for the EVO? surely that would've evened things up a bit.
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      What i want to know is, what gloves are these guys wearing in -25 degree weather.... my fingers get numb at 40!
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