The scariest thing you’ll see all day

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Sitting down? Good. Swallow your coffee, clear any potential choke hazards, take a deep breath and cover your eyes. Then hit play. That? That’s what it feels like when your sphincter constricts sympathetically.

The rider is Isle of Man native Dan Kneen aboard a 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R during this year’s Senior TT. As you can see, he was able to recover, finishing the race in 12th place.

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Keith Amor wasn’t so lucky. Here, he reconstructs an accident he had on a partially damp Mountain Course.

Thanks for the tip, Mat.

  • Jason

    WOW! Would’ve liked to see the complete footage of him getting a hold of it again and riding out. Cameraman sure was spooked as was I watching it!! When in Doubt…throttle out!!!!

    • Pete

      I 2nd. Does anyone know what he did there to recover? Stayed on the throttle a bit? I mean I know what I would’ve done… jumped off and hoped for the best.

      • Wes Siler

        held on and prayed?

      • Mark D

        Looks like staying on the throttle is what caused it; rear wheel left the ground, just started spinning, then threw the whole bike into a death-roll. Scary.

  • zipp4

    Haha… “not ideal.”

  • ktaisa

    Holy balls

    i think camera man was more scared than the rider

    • Case

      No. The cameraman was spooked. The rider had the shakes after.

  • jwinter

    I love to see people pull stuff like that back in. Brilliant.

  • Coreyvwc

    Can anyone else see this video on their iPhone?

    • GoFasterPB

      Not me. Guessing it’s flash.

  • T Diver

    That happen to me this morning on my way to work.

    • Karl


  • aadmanz

    I wonder what the traction control made of that.. :-)

  • carcanal

    i want an interview with the rider after the fact.

    • eric

      Here’s how it would have gone:

      Reporter: How did you manage to pull that one off?

      Dude: Psssh that was nothing, do it all the time. I need a beer.

  • Chris

    Every Isle of Man TT racer should stick a lump of coal in their ass because if they should happen to have a moment like that they’ll pull out an incredible diamond.

    • mugget

      LOL nice!

      It’s funny because it’s true!!

  • Zach

    Man, full race gear is awesome. Slide maybe 100 feet starting at 60 mph (?), and immediately transition into walking away in disgust.

  • Wayne

    The Isle of ‘Oh Man’….my God.

  • matt

    Isn’t there some anti-something setting to dial that kind of thing out?

  • Nate

    I was watching the long IOM video on the laptop last night on silent with my wife next to me on the couch.

    After 10 event-free minutes, that little gem played and screamed like a little girl…wife thought I hurt something just sitting there.

  • Tony

    I was describing the race to my wife and turned my head for a moment and when I turned back I finished my sentence with “… and that’s what they’re HOLY FUCKING SHIT”

    I don’t think it helped her think my motorcycle career is a good idea.

  • Xenophya

    I love Whits comment after. “He’ll want to stop I think and have cup of sweet tea will Dan.”

    “Eye lad nowt a cuppa or a good shite won’t fix”