This is not a new video, to get that out of the way. In fact, it's not even the record lap for a motorcycle at the Nürburgring—this record was crushed in 2012 by an amazing 20 seconds. But, more so than many other bike clips, this one just makes your hair stand on end. The secret is the gyro-stabilized camera, which keeps the picture level while the rider leans at seemingly impossible angles into the 174 corners of the famed Nordschleife.
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Gyro-stabilized cameras were first introduced in MotoGP in 2010, famously . The original technology came from air racing (think Red Bull) and was adapted by Dorna Sports, the Spanish company which owns MotoGP, for use on bikes. The cameras use sophisticated accelerometers and a tri-axial gyroscope to hold the picture exactly level—a lot of technology in a very small package, and the results are simply stunning.
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