When the team at MythBusters needed a motorcycle and sidecar to test another myth, they called on Victory Motorcycles for the use of a 2011 Kingpin.
The Victory motorcycle was mated to a custom Motorvation Engineering Spyder sidecar, creating a beautiful and powerful rig ideal for testing a brand new myth: that a bug strike could fatally injure a motorcyclist.
Without revealing any results, we can tell you that the rig came out of the test unscathed, and the MythBusters team had a great time riding the Victory at high speeds on a closed course.
The "Bug Special" Episode of MythBusters premieres tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 1) at 9 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific time) on The Discovery Channel.
Check your local listings for times specific to your area, and for scheduled re-airing dates and times.