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5. Daytona Bike Week

Daytona 200

With the multitude of things to do at Daytona during bike week, of course it would be included in this list – and we’re not even talking about the cruiser stuff. There’s dirt action with Supercross, then road racing takes place on the high banks during the Daytona 200. Lastly, did you know about the motorcycle demolition derby?

You read that right, a demolition derby for motorcycles. In this crazy sport you only lose if: 1) Your bike is too damaged to continue or, 2) You are too damaged to continue. While the majority of participants choose the agility of a scooter to wage their wars, the near indestructibility of something like a Harley Sportster may be a better choice. Between these three events, it’s just one more reason to make the pilgrimage to Daytona a priority at least once in your life.

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  • http://www.motorcycle.com/ Sean Alexander

    Isle of Man, by a mile.

    • Oslo Norway

      Good over all list too…Man, the TV thing just doesn’t do a mile track justice. Hockey and dirt track miles seem to suffer this fate. A mile race on the dirt in person is a must see deal…

      • fastfreddie

        Agree with the hockey part.Maybe you’re right about the dirt track part too,wouldn’t rule it out…

  • fastfreddie

    If they were still doing Spa franchorchamps on motoGP,I’d still place it second to IoM.But it would have been a great second:)

    Great list

    Edit:Should be needless to say,but check out TT3D:closer to the edge.It’s documovie from IoM which comes also not 3D :D

  • Billdokie

    I was hoping #1 would be the Isle of Man! I’m going to make it over soon and bring a bike. They say you can ride the course. The Videos are Unreal!

    • TroySiahaan

      Have fun! Yes, there should be opportunities to ride the course. Quite jealous. I’d love to go back.

    • fastfreddie

      If you go there,I would recommend riding around the track very early in the morning (around 5am) rather than mad sunday.Do mad sunday,but be careful then as there are alot of nutters there then.