This awesome 3-disc collection features more than four hours of on-bike footage shot during the 2009 Isle of Man TT, letting you ride the legendary 37.73-miles of public roads at speeds of more than 190mph alongside some of the greatest riders on Earth.
Volume One features four great laps of the M TT Course recorded during Practice Week 2009. Bathed in beautiful sunshine all week and with the most impressive entry of international riders and machines seen in years, lap speeds were expected to rise during practice for TT2009 and we were not disappointed! Thanks to the wonders of modern technology deployed by producers North One, we present no less than 4 mind-boggling laps in high quality video for you to enjoy time and again from the comfort and safety of your favourite armchair. You may not believe it, but we confirm that none of these recordings have been speeded up – they’re 100% real.
First we have a rare and quite special lap with TT legend John McGuinness at an average speed of over 128mph. The camera looks back at John’s every move as the scenery whizzes past at up to 191mph. It’s mesmerising stuff. Just watch for the walls at Handley’s Corner and the sheer pounding he takes from the many crests and dips. Next is Steve Plater’s 128.9mph lap on the Thursday of Practice Week. This is terrifyingly fast, rider’s-eye-view magic from a rider who just gets quicker and quicker at the TT. Probably the most impressive lap recorded to date at the TT. Then World Sidecar Champion Tim Reeves lets us have the passenger-eye-view on a lap in perfect conditions. Tim and Patrick Farrance have certainly learnt how to ride the World’s most challenging circuit in fast and fine style. Finally Guy Martin shows us how he does a 128.8mph lap with a camera facing forward and mounted low on the bike. Also recorded during Thursday Practice, you can check out the full suspension movement as the bike skims over the white lines at race-winning speed.
Volume Two is loaded with race action. First up is Guy Martin on lap four of the Dainese Superbike TT. The low-mounted, forward facing camera shows the 1000cc Hydrex Honda’s suspension hard at work as Martin laps at an incredible 127.685mph on his way to third place. Next we ride with sidecar legend Dave Molyneux as he races to victory, and into the record books, during Sure Sidecar Race 1. The forward-facing camera is mounted low on the DMR Suzuki outfit, letting you share Moly’s view as he laps at 115.040mph. This is awe-inspiring stuff, showing the skill and bravery it takes to go sidecar racing.
A rear-facing camera on Ian Hutchinson’s 600cc Padgetts Honda gives a rare view of the course at an incredible 125.726mph! Experience every bump the back wheel hits, and every slide, as you join Hutchy on the last lap of Relentless Supersport Race 1, and witness the incredible closing speed of Bruce Anstey’s TAS Suzuki during the nip and tuck battle between the pair. Our final race lap is with Carl Rennie during the Royal London 360 Superstock Race as he blasts around the course on his 1000cc Suzuki at a staggering 125.73mph on the first lap.
Plus, we have a world first - the DVD debut of on-board lap of the TT course by an electric-powered bike. Join Thomas Montano during practice for TTXGP, the inaugural race for clean emissions motorcycles, at an impressive average lap speed of 67.043mph. The forward-facing camera lets you share this historic lap - and the very first electric motorcycle spill at the TT!
Volume Three features three complete on-bike laps of the legendary Mountain Course recorded during the record-breaking 2009 TT, plus a complete on board race from Billown.
First up is TT legend John McGuinness, putting his HM Plant Honda Supersport bike through its paces in practice. The camera is positioned on the back of the 600cc machine, showing the outright lap record holder jumping out of his seat on the bumps and leaning into each of the hundreds of bends. You’ll see exactly how close the riders get to the scenery – you’d swear he’s scraping the hedges between Glen Helen and Cronk-Y-Voddy, and his bounce through Barregarrow will have you leaping out of your seat! Gary Johnson had the honour of leading away the Dainese Superbike race, and the footage captured by the rear-facing camera lets you see his 1000cc Uel Duncan Honda bucking and sliding as he races into lap one. Just 10 seconds later, McGuinness was off and by Ballaugh he’s with Johnson – this jaw-dropping footage lets you share the pressure of having the TT’s fastest man bearing down on you.
The ever determined Guy Martin is our guide to a lap of the Pokerstars Senior TT, the camera mounted low on the left-hand side of the Hydrex Honda Superbike. You’ll witness Martin’s incredible precision as he guides the 1000cc missile around the lap, just inches from the kerbs. The speed he catches, and passes, a rival shows just how committed Martin is. Finally, we bring you a complete TT race from on board! The 4.25-mile Billown circuit hosted the Lightweight 250cc TT, and we experience all eight laps of one race courtesy of Barry Davidson. The rear-facing camera brings you the mass start and some truly nail-biting passes.
'The Isle of Man TT is a unique event. Yes, it does have its parallels in road racing in the Republic of Ireland, but no true road race has a track so long, complex or awe-inspiring. While, for many of us, it would be nothing more than a dream to be able to ride, flat out, on public roads without the risk of anyone coming the other way, few of us have the money, talent or balls to do so. These DVDs are the closest we'll ever get and, as such, should be a compulsory purchase for any motorcyclist with an ounce of spirit.....Last year's TT produced some of the fastest racing in the event's history, and thus, some of the fastest racing in history full stop. Duke Marketing made three different DVDs that covered various different classes at last year's races, and now you can get them all in one box set - that's 12 laps and more than four hours of awe-inspiring, white-knuckle, high quality, on-bike coverage. The compilation features John McGuinness, Steve Plater, mutton chop-wearer and tea fetishist Guy Martin, sidecar heroes Dave Molyneux and Tim Reeves, Ian Hutchinson and even an onboard lap with Thomas Montano on his electric bike in the TTXGP! There's also the Lightweight TT which, last year, was held on the 4.25-mile Billown Circuit. An essential purchase for anyone who's been to the TT!' Streetfighters