Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|MotoGP Riding Secrets|
Actors: Chris Vermeulen, Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi, Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden
Director: Jorge Lorenzo
What is the essence of riding? How does it feel on board a MotoGP bike, pitting your skills against the best riders and tracks in the world, at an average speed of 215 mph? How do you do it? How do you go from vertical to ... more »
Not much new information
Henrik Larsen | Sugar Land, Tx United States | 12/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly let me say that I have seen (and done) quite a lot of motorcycle racing and instruction. I am also a subscriber to motogp.com and follow all the content on this site.
So this DVD have interviews with many of the great riders from MotoGP. Unfortunately the format is informal chatting with the riders and they describe how it is to ride and race in MotoGP. These interviews seem like longer versions of what is posted daily on the MotoGP.com website, but not really in more depth.
I guess I am disappointed because the recent 15 minute internet video with Andy Abbott and Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha R6 is so much more instructional that the entire DVD. The new riding video is produced to celebrate 10 years of the Yamaha R series and is posted on http://www.ebike-ridingtips.co.uk/vi...file=rossi.flv
If this is your first introduction to MotoGP its a good DVD otherwise its mainly rainy afternoon entertainment"
Does not meet expectations
B. Lin | Colorado | 01/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was expecting something technical and interesting but instead got what I feel to be a bunch of fluff. There is good footage of the 2008 season and it is interesting to hear Lorenzo's bit on mental preparation and Colin Edward's and Valentino Rossi's segments on braking and overtaking but everything else seems pointless (a segment on managing w/ the media? Really?!).
There are no interesting special features (the supposedly interactive feature w/ Stoner's bike is awful. just one picture and a few words) and the DVD seems to just scratch the surface of being in Moto GP while offering no real "riding secrets", the description and title are very misleading. Not at all worth the money."
Should be renamed "Behind the scenes"
James T. Whitesides | 02/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The title is really misleading I thought this would be a video version of the book Performance Riding Techniques: The MotoGP manual of track riding skills (which is excellent). There are no real riding secrets revealed here just a glimpse behind the scenes and a little insight into the mental portion of professional riding at this level. If you're an experienced rider, you won't learn anything from this just read the book."