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Documentary chronicles sportbike story

Online film offers inside look at eight top manufacturers

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Mar. 11, 2008
A new online documentary offers an inside look at eight top motorcycle manufacturers, giving enthusiasts a taste of what it’s like to design, build and, of course, ride the world’s top sportbikes.

Presented for free in full high definition, Twist the Throttle offers a rare behind-the-scenes perspective on Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, BMW, Ducati, MV Augusta and Bimota. Each manufacturer will be featured on a couple of four-minute ‘webisodes’ presenting each company’s history, facilities and design centers.

The series encompasses over four hours of material filmed in four countries on three different continents. It also features first-hand footage of each brand’s top sportbikes on some of the world’s best racetracks and most breathtaking roads.

Twist the Throttle is presented by Cry Havoc Productions, the award-winning documentary company behind Speed on Two Wheels, Driving Design and Top Marques.

The series is available on Discovery Turbo Online ( beginning March 10.