Top 10 Most Popular Motorcycle Videos
When we can’t ride and we are looking for some light entertainment, YouTube has lots of motorcycle videos to choose from. Some of them, like all of the Top 10 most-watched listed below, have over 10 million views each.
Instead of wasting your time watching them all, we’ve done the work for you and have some short reviews for each motorcycle video to let you know what to watch and what to avoid! Roll ’em…
1. “Motorcycle Gangnam Style”
Combine stunting and Psy’s Gangnam Style (in original Korean) and you’ve got a winner. The stunter has some good moves, some of which he stole from Psy, along with the Korean singer’s fun attitude. Length: 3:05.
2. “Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2”
Icon Motorsports put together this hugely successful short film featuring riders Nick ‘Apex’ Brocha and Ernie Vigil. A sequel that surpasses the original, there is plenty of smoking tires, spectacular action, Traxxas RC cars and, of course, a healthy dose of humor and rockin’ music from Five Horse Johnson and Lehtmojoe. If you are going to break the law, steer clear of Police Office Dan Brockett and his Mustang Cobra. Length, 8:29.
3. “Elusive girl on a motorcycle against debris”
Yes, this video from Russia has an enigmatic title and the titles are in Russian and the Cyrillic alphabet. However, the guerrilla anti-littering message comes through loud and clear. This short video features Lust by Futurelight, and a girl riding a Triumph Bonneville. Apparently, it’s a promotion film for a movie called “Elusive”, with the tagline “Young will change the world”. The movie was a dud, but this video is a hit. Length, 2:00.
4. “Motorcycle (4 year old on ATV 12 volts versus 7 year old on Motorcycle 36 volts)”
We have no idea how this video ended up with over 22 million views. It pits two electric kids toys — an ATV and a motorcycle — in a race that breaks all sort of rules. The kids are on a public road (albeit a quiet cul-de-sac, but with cars parked on it) and no helmets or protective apparel (the ATV kid is in shorts). The race is uninteresting, but the finish is close. Skip this one. Length, 1:55.
5. “motorcycle stunts”
This is a compilation of low-res stunter clips (plus some racing, including a bit of vintage Valentino Rossi). It has been on YouTube for over nine years and has a decent headline to please the YouTube search engine. Still, this is pretty much a waste of almost four minutes. There are far better riding videos out there and the soundtrack — Born To Be Wasted by 009 Sound System — isn’t that inspiring or relevant. Length, 3:49.
6. “Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle”
This is the original video in the series that spawned #2 on this list. Nick ‘Apex’ Brocha and his stretched Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R takes on a Jim Guthrie in a Mazda RX-7 with a Corvette motor. There’s no story to this video, shot at Sandia Motorsports Park in Albuquerque, but there is lots of cool action from Icon Motorsports and Selector A Go Dub It by Burning Babylon playing ably in the background behind plenty of gearhead-pleasing natural sound. Length, 4:54.
7. “Motorcycle Stunters VS. Cops Compilation – FNF”
There’s no original content here, or music. Instead, you get lots of clips of stunters plying their trade right in front of the police, and then refusing to pull over. Suffice to say, motorcycles have an advantage over police cars in urban traffic. One hapless stunter manages to wheelie into the back of a police car, and that doesn’t turn out well for him. It’s a fun watch, if you don’t mind stupid behavior. Length, 6:50.
8. “illegal motorcycle street race 305 km/h”
Shot from the tank of a Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird, this guy hits nearly 190 mph on a public highway with traffic. You won’t see any crashes, but it’s short and there’s no music other than the inline-4 screaming its guts out near the redline. Length, 1:11.
9. “AMAZING FAIL & CRASH COMPILATION OF MOTORCYCLE !!! ‘The Best Of 2014/2015’”
Another video with no original content, but will certainly satisfy any need you have to see motorcycles crashing on the street, dirt, and track. Most of it is amateur footage and not particularly wince-inducing, but they have Chad Reed’s classic Chadapult crash in 2011 (don’t ask us why it’s in a “Best of 2014/2015” compilation). There’s some NSFW language, and slow-motion replays of some of the crashes does give you a good idea of what exactly goes wrong. Stick around to the end and there’s some good riding at a track to enjoy, shot from the tank. Length, 16:26.
10. “Top Fuel Motorcycle Dirt Drag Racing”
Big street bikes with a tractor tire in the back on a dirt dragstrip. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, not much goes wrong in the video. Instead, it’s a celebration of noise, acceleration, and human ingenuity. Length, 5:17.