Ride the legendary Mountain course with four complete on-board laps of the 37.7-mile circuit filmed during Practice Week at the 2011 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy. The best-ever on-bike picture and sound quality, courtesy of North One Television, puts you at the heart of the action as speeds hit 190mpg just inches from walls, houses and hedges.
First up is Keith Amor on his Honda TT Legends Superbike, filmed during the first practice session of the 2011 TT. The forward-facing camera not only gives you a rider’s-eye view of the course, but also shows the Scot was travelling in the wheeltracks of teammate and TT legend John McGuinness. This lap is a masterclass from a true great as we see how McGuinness copes with the challenge of the low-sun, near-darkness in Glen Helen and slower riders, as well as just how close the roadside walls the Morecambe Missile’s shoulders get!
Next we move three wheels to share a ride with Klaus Klaffenbock and Dan Sayle, winners of both Sidecar TT races in 2010. Filmed during the Wednesday evening session of the 2011 TT, the forward-facing, low-lying camera lets you share every sensation as the chairs smashes over the bumps, and the exceptional sound quality lets you soak up the noise of tyres being punished under breaking and the 600cc Honda engine in the LCR outfit screaming at full revs. Just watch out for the moment around 14-and-a-half minutes in where some Manx wildlife gets too close for comfort to Klaffi and Sayle on this 113.754mph lap.
McGuinness is our guide for lap three, again from the Wednesday evening practice. The forward-facing camera on his Honda TT Legends Superbike shows you just what a 126mph-plus lap of the Mountain looks like from a 15-times TT winner’s point-of-view. You will marvel at his precision and smooth riding, although the dive through Handley’s will probably have you jumping back from the screen! And the way McGuinness scythes his way past four slower machines between Ballacobb and Ballacrye demonstrates why he remains today’s ‘King of the Mountain’.
There’s a change of direction for the final lap, also filmed during the Wednesday evening practice session of TT 2011. We join Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts Honda Superbike and the rear-facing camera offers a different view of the course as we pound round with the Kiwi. Rejuvenated for 2011, Anstey – a man rivals fear is unbeatable on his day - is at his absolute best on this lap, controlling the 1000cc Superbike as it bucks and lifts over the bumps and jumps of the Manx public roads. You see Anstey catch, pass and pull away from Amor’s Superbike on what would be Anstey’s fastest-ever lap of the Mountain, an average of 129.695mph around the 37.7-mile course.
“The 2011 TT races are, as I write, only a week or two behind us and already the video editors at Duke Video have collated the best of the on-track action onto DVD. TT 2011 On-Bike Laps Volume 1 combines footage taken from the cameras of Keith Amor, sidecar loons Klaus Klaffenbock and Dan Sayle, John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey” Streetfighters