May 24

2>4: Isle of Man TT: A Dangerous Addiction

The Monaco Grand Prix isn’t the only historic event taking place this weekend.  Twenty years older and featuring half as many wheels, the Isle of Man TT kicks off this weekend.  Hit the jump for a little slow motion action of bikes flying through the air and a really great documentary about the 2012 Isle of Man TT.

While the Monaco Grand Prix is know for it’s glamour the Isle of Man TT is more about raw courage.  Much more aligned with the chips and beer crowd, than Monaco’s champagne and caviar demographic, the Isle of Man TT is one of the few motor sport events that still intimidates world class riders.

With a history of over 100 years, only three of which have occurred without a fatality, the Isle of Man TT is an event that bridges the gap between our safety minded modern sensibilities and an era when life threatening risks were much more acceptable.

This quick slow motion teaser from Duke video gives you an idea of what the bikes look like at speed.

For a more in depth look at the TT check out this great documentary about the 2012 edition.