by: Dylan Weiss, Director; Milt Weiss, Executive Producer Produced by:Cry Havoc Productions
DVD ($24.95), 59 minutes Format: NTSC DVD
Speed On Two Wheels, which was originally broadcast on the Discovery Science Channel in April of 2006, takes an interesting approach to describing the motorcycling experience and provides interesting entertainment for everyone from beginners to experienced motorcycle riders.
The production covers lots of ground, including a basic overview of the physics of two-wheeling to motorcycle riding tips to a discussion on the motivations for motorcycle racing. There are stops along the way with Reg Pridmore’s CLASS riding school; interviews with AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin, Tommy and Roger Hayden and Aaron Yates.
The video also follows the Kawasaki Racing Team as they build a 600cc race bike from a showroom floor model and it includes a look at one of the private AMA test sessions, a tour of the Ducati factory and more. The video is hosted by Nick Ienatsch, a contributing editor at Cycle World magazine who is familiar to webBikeWorld visitors as the author of the book Sport Riding Techniques.
Our copy is a pre-release version of the DVD, but Speed On Two Wheels is now available for pre-order, and the final production release is an extended version that includes an additional 15 minutes of video that has not been seen before.
The original documentary premiered on the Discovery Science Channel to in April of 2006. The extended version expands on the cable broadcast version of the documentary and “takes viewers even further into the world of modern sportbikes like never before”.
Speed On Two Wheels is an entertaining and interesting overview of the motorcycling experience and it can be enjoyed by audiences at any level of knowledge about the sport.