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Richard Hammond crashes classic BMW motorbike in hilarious YouTube skit

Published: 11/Apr/2020 13:30

by Daniel Cleary


Popular car enthusiast Richard Hammond accidentally “crashed” a classic BMW motorbike while filming a parody of hit TV show, ‘Long Way Round,’ for his YouTube channel.

Long Way Round was a popular TV series released in 2004, documenting the journey of actors, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, who traveled around the world on motorbikes.

Inspired by the classic show, Richard Hammond decided to film his own “lockdown” edition and toured around his courtyard on a classic BMW bike, setting up different points of interest along the way.

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Richard Hammond took viewers on a tour of his yard in a parody of the “Long Way Round” TV series.

During his tribute, The Grand Tour host opted for the 1929 BMW R52 as his vehicle of choice and explained that it was the “genesis of the continent crushing BMW’s that Charley and Ewan rode around the world on.”

Hammond brought viewers around his yard and jokingly revealed some of his “fortuitous discoveries,” highlighting some of the vehicles in his collection such as the 1969 Porsche 911T and a British Sunbeam bike from the late 1920s.

Things did not go according to plan towards the end of his circuit and he took off unexpectedly on the bike, crashing into a nearby door and adding a surprising twist to the Long Way Round parody.

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“It was in gear so when I took it off the stand it just ran off,” he admitted, laughing back at his mistake.

Fortunately, the bike was going at a low speed when he collided with the door and appeared to come out of the incident without suffering any injuries.

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Hammond revealed that the classic BMW bike had been slightly damaged during the collision.

Although the same could not be said for the bike, as he later realized that it received some minor damage and was slightly bent from the impact, “Oh no, I’ve bent it.”

Hammond chose to look at the bright side, however, joking that the crash had added some more excitement to his tour, “well that’s a proper adventure now that it has a crash in it.”

Despite the brief collision, he was able to finish his trip without much of an issue and even revealed he was considering doing another parody for his channel but ideally one without crashing a vehicle.


Forza Horizon 4 player turns Ferrari 599 Evo into a plane with crazy mod

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:12 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 8:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Forza Horizon 4 is all about pushing the envelope and watching it bend, but one player kicked it to a whole new level when they took the skies in a heavily-tuned Ferrari 599 Evo and made it seem like a plane.

Forza Horizon 4 is the pinnacle when it comes to racing games. It’s visually stunning, the gameplay is smooth, and it has an enormous catalog of cars, vehicles, and racetracks. The list goes on and on.

However, what makes it truly remarkable is the sheer level of customization. Players can change everything from air-filters, clutch, engines, and manifolds to suspension and tires. It’s an excellent system with a lot of depth.

Naturally, this means there is a lot of room for creativity, and no two vehicles will be the same. Players love to create and share their cars with the broader Forza Horizon 4 community.  They also love to share videos of insane stunt jumps and other incredible feats too.

One player decided to take it a step further and mix the two after posting an incredible video of them going airborne in a heavily-tuned Ferrari 599 Evo. “First test jump with new tune went well…” they said.

Sure, it might not be realistic. But there’s something poetic about seeing a souped-up Ferrari Evo spread its wings and fly like an eagle.

Plus, it’s even better when it happens in a dewy morning sky with snowy mountain ranges in the background. 

Sadly, the car went way too high for the game to recognize it as a legitimate stunt challenge. In other words, it didn’t break any records, and the player wasn’t rewarded for their efforts.

Forza Horizon 4 Stunt Jump Plane
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The Ferrari 599 Evo is one of the fastest cars in the game.

Still, it blew the minds of everyone else in the thread and generated a bit of hype. That’s what truly matters in the end, right?

Unfortunately, the original poster remained tight-lipped on the specific details of the tune, even though people were desperate to know.

Thankfully, one user pointed others in the direction of what it might have been. “Just get the 599xx Evo and go to the tunes menu and look for the highest rated one that has top speed or something in the name,” they said.

Forza Horizon 4 Tune Plane

It’s impossible to know whether that’s the same tune as the one used in the video.

However, it does seem like the Ferrari Evo is quite a beast, so it might still be enough for others to follow in the footsteps of the original poster and take to the skies.