Whether it's wrestling a 3,000 lb NASCAR bruiser around a tri-oval for hours on end, sliding a rear-wheel drive Scion tC up Mulholland Drive or coaxing a GT350 around Laguna Seca with a flock of similarly vintage iron, knowing the limits of a vehicle better than anyone else on the track will earn our deference in a hurry.
It's in that spirit that we bow down before Shin Kinoshita.
As one of the stunt riders with the Icon-sponsored Empire team, Kinoshita's several notches above the rest of his crew in terms of the blatant insanity required to bend a motorcycle to one's will. While each of his individual stunts are supremely impressive, it's the transitions between them that will send your jaw skittering off your desk. Lest you think we exaggerate, please hit the jump and check out the promo video. Your concept of physics may never be the same. Thanks for the tip, Matt!
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