excitebike

As a member of the Nintendo-generation, nothing tickles my fancy more than to see an homage to some of the classics, and for motorcyclists is there any title more prolific than Excitebike? I think not. So it warms my gamer hearts to see that Red Bull has explored the idea of a real-life Excitebike course with its “straight rhythm” project.

Red Bull says that the course is “an innovative evolution of supercross where a track is ‘unwound’ — there are no turns, just a half-mile-long straight rhythm section. By isolating the whoops, triples, doubles, table tops and step on/offs, riders must focus exclusively on reading the terrain directly in front of them, correctly judging their speed for precise distance and control.”

To us, it looks like the energy drink company is hoping to make the Red Bull Straight Rhythm a new type of racing spectacle, and is using names like James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Jessy Nelson, Cole Seely, and Justin Bogle to hock the new course format. Check it out after the jump, and be sure to pick who you are rooting for before they get started.

Jessy Nelson - Action

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(L-R) Marvin Musquin and Ryan Dungey - Action

Jessy Nelson - Action

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(L-R) Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin - Action

(L-R) Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin - Action

(L-R) James Stewart and Malcolm Stewart - Action

Ryan Dungey - Action

Source: Red Bull via Autoblog; Photos: ¬© 2013 Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool — All Rights Reserved