Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: DVDs

December 11, 2010
By Motorcycle USA Staff
Bar to Bar 2010
Miss any racing action from the 2010 Supercross season? This DVD has you covered with an entire season recap.

What better way to spend the holiday season than brushing up on some of the latest and greatest motorcycle films. Our editors each take turns presenting their top picks in the Motorcycle Gift Guide to DVDs:

Bar to Bar 2010
As the 2011 Supercross season gets underway, catch up on last year’s action in the Bar to Bar 2010 DVD. The ’10 Supercross season was the year of the Ryans, as Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto duked it out bar to bar. With the dominant riders of previous years, Chad Reed and James Stewart, down and out with injuries, Dungey and Villopoto stole the show, with the Rockstar Makita Suzuki pilot holding on for his first-ever premier class number-1 plate – all in his rookie season. Of course, the young kids weren’t the only ones to steal some glory, as veteran Kevin Windham returned to Supercross-winning form, much to the delight of fans. Check out the entire season recap, including interviews, as well as highlights from the East and West Lites division. Get ready for Supercross! (While we’re on the topic of Supercross, don’t forget to sign up for Motorcycle USA’s Fantasy SX fantasy racing game.) – Bart

TT 2010 Review
Available in Blu-ray, this film captures the most recent success of Ian Hutchinson as he collected five TT wins.
Bar to Bar 2010 is available at Motorcycle Superstore.
MSRP: $29.99

2010 Isle of Man TT
The good folks at Duke Video deliver a host of excellent motorcycle titles, and one of our yearly favorites is the official Isle of Man TT video. This year the TT 2010 Review is available in Blu-ray and standard DVD, with the high-definition footage gloriously capturing the two-wheeled insanity that is road racing on the 37.73-mile TT circuit. What makes this year’s TT review stand out from the year’s prior? The answer is the man on the cover, Ian Hutchinson. The Padgetts Honda rider outclassed his rivals in unprecedented fashion in 2010 – sweeping all five of the coveted solo TT victories. View Number 4’s heroics, as well as the sidecar races and the second-ever electric TT race at the Isle. The Blu-ray edition rings in at $38.25 and includes the standard DVD format as well. The stand-alone DVD version retails for $29.95. Visit Duke Video’s U.S. site now for more details at: – Bart
Blu-ray Edition
MSRP: $38.25

MotoGP: The Route to Glory DVD
MotoGP: The Route to Glory uncovers the early careers of MotoGP’s top riders.

DVD Edition 
MSRP: $29.95

MotoGP: The Route to Glory
For those who wish to know the storyline behind some of today’s top MotoGP riders, SRO Sports’ MotoGP: The Route to Glory cannot be passed up. The documentary reveals each rider’s association with motorsports as a child, detailing how their interest grew and listing their major accomplishments as amateurs. Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden and many others take part in this 60-minute DVD, which provides valuable info for aspiring racers. The film also looks at each rider’s childhood experience with dirt and road racing, showing the strengths and weaknesses of both racing styles. The documentary is largely subtitled and includes rare home video footage of multiple riders in their amateur days. For both world champion wannabes and MotoGP fans alike, MotoGP: The Route to Glory offers great insight on what it takes to get to the top. – Matt
MSRP: $24.99

Johnny Campbell
For Baja aficionados, The Johnny Campbell Story is a true inspiration. 

True Champion: The Johnny Campbell Story
Take a look at the life of off-road racing legend Johnny Campbell in this documentary. Follow Johnny as he rises through the ranks as a teenager, overcomes the death of his beloved father and becomes the most dominant rider in the history of Baja. If you have followed his career this is a must see video. If you or someone in the family just like motorcycles and are always interested in learning more about the people who are part of this sport’s history then True Champion is a video you will want to watch. For more details and a trailer of this film, visit – Hutch
MSRP: $24.95

Scott Di Lalla and friends ride SoCal streets as he breaks in The Harbortown Bobber.
This film returns to the basics by exploring the grass-roots of custom bikes as seen through the restoration of 1969 Triumph.

The Harbortown Bobber 
The Harbortown Bobber foregoes all the on-camera antics and drama that has kept American Chopper on TV for the last seven years. Which is a good thing. What The Harbortown Bobber lacks in sensationalism, it makes up for in realism. It gets back to the grass-roots of custom bike building as it chronicles the restoration and rebirth of Scott Di Lalla’s 1969 Triumph. What started as a rusty frame and a 1971 Bonneville 650 engine in a sad state of disrepair evolves into a rip-snortin’ bobber any moto enthusiast would be proud to ride. It is a true bobber, pieced together in different stages by garage builders who handcraft almost every piece of the bike. The Triumph is the star of the documentary, but it is the unique individuals involved in its restoration that carry the storyline. The Harbortown Bobber captures the way bike-building culture gets passed down from generation to generation and keeps it from becoming a dying art. Throw in some cool riding scenes around SoCal’s Harbor District, mix in some punk/rockabilly music and you’ve got a refreshing alternative to the hype on TV. – Bryan

More details on this DVD can be found in The Harbortown Bobber Motorcycle DVD Review

motorcycle diaries
Motorcycle Diaries may have been made back in 2004, but it still ranks high on our editor’s viewing list.

MSRP: $24.95

The Motorcycle Diaries 
Alright, so the motorcycle dies about halfway through the movie, and it’s about a Marxist revolutionary, and it came out in 2004… But The Motorcycle Diaries was the best motorcycle film I watched this year. The film chronicles young medical students Eernesto Guevera de la Serna and his friend Alberto Granado, who in 1952 embark on a 5000-mile motorcycle journey. Leaving their sheltered Argentinian lives the duo ride through South America aboard Granado’s dilapidated Norton 500. The journey proves life-changing for the two men, and for the world as a whole, as the experiences would radicalize the young Guevera into the Cuban revolutionary Che. Beautifully shot and acted, The Motorcycle Diaries is a thoughtful and engaging bio pic on one of the most quixotic historical figures of the 20th century. It is also a fantastic film about friendship and the wanderlust of young men. This is a great gift for the adventurous younger

2010 Motocross des nations DVD
For a full recap of the 2010 MXoN, look no further than this review as it relives one of USA’s most memorable victories.

riders out there. – Bart

Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations 2010
Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations 2010 captures all the highlights of Team USA’s amazing come from behind victory. Including rider interviews and full recap of all three races, the DVD explores each of the major teams at the 64th MX of Nations and features a lap at the Lakewood, Colorado circuit with Josh Coppins carrying a helmet-mounted camera. From Trey Canard’s early troubles in the MX2 class to Ryan Dungey’s domination, the footage from Thunder Valley Motocross Park is a solid purchase for those who missed out on any of the motos this year. With a running time of approximately 52 minutes, this film will have you on the track with the 30 nations who competed in one of the most exciting motocross events in recent memory. – Matt
MSRP: $34.95

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