Video: The World’s Fastest Snake?

06/27/2012 @ 10:06 am, by Jensen Beeler14 COMMENTS

Video: The Worlds Fastest Snake? snake motorcycle

Imagine you are going out on your motorcycle for a ride with the boys, minding your own business as you do 150+ mph down the two-lane road, popping wheelies as you please. It’s sunny out, the traffic is light, and  the snakes riding on your Suzuki GSX-R seems friendly enough. Wait what?! Yup, we would say that one Brazilian motorcyclist got quite the surprise as he did triple-digits down a rural road.

Slithering out from underneath the bike’s fairings, the sight of a fairly sizable yellow snake would probably scare the crap out of most riders, though our protagonist remained fairly calm during the whole ordeal. Considering how the history of snakes on forms of transportation goes, the rider in this video is pretty lucky, as things could have been much worse. Check out the video after the jump.

Source: Carscoop via AutoBlog

Comment:

  1. tom z says:

    Nooope. That would be a parts bike if I were the driver in this video.

  2. Tim says:

    ^best example ever of google translate sucking. What is Seo saying?

  3. Jason says:

    @Tim: wow, I really have no clue… I’m with tom z, and I’m guessing at that speed this would have become a “parts” body as well

  4. 76 says:

    Always maintain it up!….. werd

  5. Grant Madden says:

    Was Lady Ga Ga in that clip?Must have buffered right across that bit but I realize considerably in terms of this matter that I think the snake was an exsnake having been flicked up off the road at 200ks plus..Dont have snakes here in NZ and I,m grateful for that.Urrrr!!

  6. MrFancyPants says:

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  7. Edward K says:

    The fact that the rider was doing 150 mph while wear no other protective gear than a helmet, i think there were far worse possibilities than that snake.

  8. luke says:

    IF the bush didn’t get me, the trucks would have. How he brought that nice and calmly to a standstill (blipping the downshifts too) is beyond me…. I doubt it flicked up off the road (it would have been mangled), it looks like it came from the nose shell. Probs slithered up in there the night before.

  9. MikeD says:

    Just when u think u have seen “plenty”……. (o_O)
    I would have SHITd+pissed my pants, no shame…fear the bite…i have seen what tropical snake’s poison can do to flesh, nervous, breathing & circulatory systems…and pain that would make a sane person try to take his/her own life given the chance.
    No thanks, she can keep the bike.

  10. Proof positive that one should do a complete walk-around prior to riding away. Eep.

    BTW, Seo is 100% comment spam. My site gets craploads of it, to the point that I moderate everything now.

  11. Damo says:

    @Trane

    I always feel like a dork because I walk a lap around my bike before I take off. Glad to see I am not the only one.

    @MikeD

    If I saw a snake crawl out of my RC51 fairing, I would for sure have to change my pants, if I didn’t crash out right.

  12. TSW says:

    Dudes wearing full leathers, gloves, boots, the works and yet they are still jumpy around the snake. Funny.

  13. @TSW: I think that’s understandable. A False Water Cobra is venomous and a strike is likely to pierce leathers. There’s little question that a snake having just traveled at 260 kph is going to feel a little disoriented and possibly be aggressive. As such, erring on the side of caution is warranted.

  14. MikeD says:

    @TSW:

    1.2-1.3mm Leather is no match for needle SHARP snake fangs. Obviously, he didn’t know any better…i would have stayed the hell away from it…let it become road-kill, birds need to eat too.