4. Kiyonari Definining Bike Control In The Wet

2008 SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Another jaw-dropper when I first saw it, Ryuichi Kiyonari’s wet qualifying lap at the Donington Park round of World Superbike is a perfect display of bike control. Rarely during the lap will you see Kiyo’s wheels in a straight line. This is a relatively common sight to see at the end of a race when the tires are shagged, but to see someone this loose in the wet, on a qualifying lap, was truly mesmerizing. Kiyo’s career in World Superbike didn’t pan out as many had hoped, but he showed flashes of brilliance,  occasionally. None quite as bright as this performance in 2008.

  • Alexander Pityuk

    None of what i’ve seen is possible, please stop posting fake videos…
    P.S. And u-turn is indeed hard. Wait, what are you laughing at?

  • JMDonald

    I popped a wheelie coming out of a curve once.

  • beus

    what a bunch of crap
    Where are the 1000 foot endos
    and wheelie combos
    this stuff is not very hard to do
    lettuce be cereal

  • Shahin Alvandi

    I can’t walk this well!

  • Tim Kern

    Sure, I’ve done all that stuff. On a Grom. Just never had a camera crew, that’s all.
    No; I do that kind of stuff just once. After that, it’s it’s too boring. Gotta catch me when I do something new. Sorry.
    Then I woke up.