We’re not in the habit of writing news pieces about the motorcycle world – riders are always our friends and traffic partners, but Inautonews has never had a motorcycle editor.
But then again, when something like this comes in front of you, it’s impossible not to write a few words about it. By the way, this is by no means office-approved, since the Michael Dunlop record at the famous Isle of Man TT is not for the fainthearted. So, you’ve been warned – you’re about to experience the most intense and fast 17 minutes of your life.
The one-take buzz word is that during the past weekend Dunlop left in amazement the motorcycle world when he completed the 38-mile Snaefell Mountain Course in just 16 minutes, 58.254 seconds. In case you lived under a rock and think Isle of Man TT is your average circuit, guess again and just watch the darn video before commenting. This is because the registered average speed is of 133.393 miles per hour. On a road course, yep – one that can be done by yourself. And there’s no fast-forward montage with the fairing-mounted camera of Dunlop’s RST Superbike TT. Since we live in the reenactment of the Star Wars franchise, someone should come and check if Dunlop is some kind of Jedi.
We’re talking about a 27-year-old that can manage a rocket-pace as he blisters through the scenery riddled with green and small villages (they might be large but since we pass them so fast…) while blowing the spectators away with the occasional wheelie. Yes, do prepare a bag and commit to watching it through the very end.