360 camera strapped to WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea’s 1000cc superbike

An Insta360 YouTube video has been released showcasing footage from two of its ONE R 360 cameras strapped to the Kawasaki ZX-10RR of none other than Jonathan Rea, current world superbike champion, and WorldSBK’s most successful rider ever

Filmmaker Manel Cabot used an extension rod to mount the first Insta360 ONE R on the rear of the bike. The results are a third-person perspective of rider and machine speeding round the MotorLand Aragon circuit in Spain, not unlike the camera angle from a motorbike racing videogame. 

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The second diddy action camera was mounted on the bike’s cockpit and offers view’s of the six-times world champion and speedometer, displaying the Insta360 ONE R’s smooth FlowState Stabilization as the superbike leans into super-fast corners.

(Image credit: Insta360)

Back in September we reported on a similar instance when Bennetts British Superbike rider and outright Isle of Man TT lap record holder Peter Hickman had an Insta360 ONE R strapped to the faring of his BMW S1000RR at Snetterton Circuit in the UK. 

The Insta360 ONE R with Dual-Lens 360 is available in a variety of kits, including the Twin Edition Motorcycle Kit, so you can record footage of your own two-wheel road trips. The tiny action camera measures 72mm x 48mm x 43mm and weighs just 130.5g. 

Read more: 

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition review
The best 360 cameras
Best helmet cameras for bikers and cyclists

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.