Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Crusty MO

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2003, 08:59 AM   #11
captainwhoopass
Founding Member
 
captainwhoopass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,670
Default Re: Old Crash Facts

The first point demonstrates the only flaw in this type of report: it only considers accidents that are reported to the police, which is probably much less than half of total motorcycle crashes. In reality, most crashes are single-rider spills that don't get reported.
__________________
<blockquote>
\"I knew it. I\'m surrounded by a$$holes.\" [b][i]Lord Helmet, Spaceballs
captainwhoopass is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 05-29-2003, 10:22 AM   #12
EbonFlame
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 62
Default Re: Old Crash Facts

While I've no statistics to back this up (no one does, which is part of the problem!), I believe this is very true; in my personal anecdotal experience everyone I've known who's gone down solo has not had their accident reported unless they suffered serious injury.



EbonFlame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2003, 10:34 AM   #13
NHBandit69
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 11
Default Re: Old Crash Facts

...which may well be why the comments about helmets and protective gear figure so predominantly here. If you go down without gear and a helmet, chances are much greater the accident will be reported when you can't ride away from it without an ambulance, or hit the emergency room after limping the bike home with road rash, a concussion, and bleeding fingers.
NHBandit69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2003, 02:42 PM   #14
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: Old Crash Facts

The visibility problem with sportbikes is why I consider them poor choices as streetbikes. for me that is.



Sportbikes may be more nimble than cruisers or standards, but the loss of visibility and worse, often greater fatigue inducing factors, are more important, IMHO.



Of course the most important factor of all is simply experience.. and lots of it. Newer riders should avoid sportbikes and big cruisers for at least a year. Fat chance



__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off