Twist the Throttle
Premieres Nov 10 at 9:30 pm
GET UP TO SPEED WITH THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AND BADDEST SPORT MOTORCYCLING BRANDS ON TWIST THE TROTTLE
Millions of people ride motorcycles and millions more fantasize about what it would be like to ride these cultural icons of speed, freedom, craftsmanship and personal rebellion. Discovery Turbo's new series, TWIST THE THROTTLE, takes audiences on a remarkable 36,000 mile journey across the globe and into closed-door facilities to explore eight of the world's most famous sport motorcycling brands.
On each episode, TWIST THE THROTTLE takes a look at one particular motorcycle brand - including Bimota, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha. From their remarkable history to the technology employed today, learn about these magnificent motorcycles through interviews with the people behind the brands' unique design philosophies.
Discover what it is like to ride these machines on some of the most spectacular racetracks in the world, such as Kawasaki's Autopolis on the island of Kyushu and Honda's top-secret proving grounds in California's Mojave Desert. For the first time ever, outside cameras were permitted on Yamaha's private test track, Fukoroi, Hamamatsu where TWIST THE THROTTLE put two of Yamaha's newest sports bikes to the test. The series also travels on the open road through picturesque locales such as Northern Italy's Futa Pass, which was originally an ancient Roman road linking Florence to Bologna.
The series also features exclusive one-on-one interviews with luminaries of the motorcycle world such as:
- Massimo Tamburini, considered to be the "Michelangelo of Italian motorcycle design"
- Honda's Masanori Aoki, BMW's David Robb and Yamaha's Atsushi Ishiyama
- Former racing World Champions Freddie Spencer, Wayne Rainey, and Kevin Schwantz
- Current and Former American road racing stars Mat Mladin, Neil Hodgson, Miguel Duhamel, Ben Bostrom, Jamie Hacking and Reg Pridmore
- Renowned motorcycle journalists Nick Ienatsch, Mark Hoyer, Mitch Boehm, Clement Salvadori and Mark Tuttle
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