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Old 09-21-2004, 05:19 PM   #11
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Default Re: New breed of bikers rides into danger zone

You know I wrote a post asking Yamaha for a powerful "naked bike " . After reading this article - and many more like it - they can forget about . It would just be more ammo

for " Idiots " . A 750 Triumph triple sounds much better ! Not to many " Idiots" will want one of those . (Not the latest greatest 9 sec. 1/4 mile racing bike ) . When they finally do make those reports on motorcycle accidents & motorcycle deaths . You can just about be sure insurance rates will skyrocket .
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:19 PM   #12
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How about "Tiny brained wiper of other peoples bottoms" or "Dirty animal hog trough water"
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:21 PM   #13
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"I will also speculate that the riders described in the article probably died in a part of the power band well below the 150 bhp output. What really killed these guys was a lack of skill, stupidity, and recklessness that could easily have been achieved on a bike making 80, 90, or 100 bhp."



You're probably right on that, and that's also why squids will still crash with a 110bhp limit. Don't forget that, and let people who drives with their brain have 160bhp liter bike! Just my .02$ !
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:24 PM   #14
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Just make everyone ride SR 500s or vertical twins or pushrod v-twins with stock exhausts and carburation

The only way you'll do 150 on those is to drop it off a cliff.
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:24 PM   #15
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How about solar powered bikes with no more than 35 h.p.? That should stop the problem... Oh wait, the semi- truck doing 90 in a 70 would run over us. Come on! If it bleeds, it leads. If you do mindless stunts on public roads, you put yourself on the endangered species list.
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:25 PM   #16
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Default Re: Stupidity in Minnesota, too.

In related news there is a newspaper article from Minnesota about a unlicensed 20-year-old kid (who is the son of a police officer) that took an RC51 for a ride and was clocked by a state patrol plane at 205 mph. The alleged speed is dubious (205 on an RC51?) but the media here in MN are having a field day with this one.



It seems there is a growing emphasis on sensationalizing how fast and dangerous motorcycles can be in the wrong hands. And there seem to be plenty of stupid, arrogant, self-centered riders out there more than willing to provide the fodder the media need to start convincing everyone else we are a threat.



In the 80s there was a strong push at one point to ban large-displacement sportbikes that got squashed only thru statistics showing most accidents happend on smaller machines. But in an era of CBR600RRs, ZX6Rs and Ducati 749s along with Hayabusas, ZX12Rs, CBR900RRs and GSX-R1000 hypermachines, I really worry that big brother is going to get involoved with this again.
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:29 PM   #17
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"Industry observers say there has not been a comprehensive study on motorcycle accidents in almost two decades, making it difficult to determine what is fueling the national increase in fatalities.



But some experts point to the combination of faster bikes, younger riders and growing popularity."



How about old guys with no experience in shorts, openfaced helmets, and beige Rockport shoes riding 1300+cc cruisers? I guess those experts weren't polled.

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Old 09-21-2004, 05:48 PM   #18
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Default Can you say... sensationalism?

I knew ya could.
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:25 PM   #19
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No they are de-volving so - does that mean counter-Darwinism or a new species

" Idioticass-Erectass LOL
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:30 PM   #20
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Of course it is. I say let anyone over the age of consent have the highest horse power motorcycle that they desire. With all of the advancements in medicine, our overly litigious society necessitating warning lables on every product we buy, and the ever growing nanny state legislating away most any pleasurable activity, how else will our species cleanse itself of the mentally deficient? VWW
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