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m_t_yeo 06-15-2006 06:13 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
When I was riding triathalons, my trials bike I trained on would get to 40+ mph if I was having a good day. Someone who does it for a living could easily do 45-50+ in spurts. If a bike helmet will protect you from a wipeout at that speed, then it should be fine for a 50cc scooter.

jasonlion54 06-15-2006 06:13 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
Does anyone know for sure what kind of bike he was riding? I've heard some people say a Hayabusa, but I thought that was a joke. I heard he rides Harleys. Anyone know?

caffine 06-15-2006 06:15 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
Yes, the weight and fit differences of newer vs older full face helmets are considerable. The vents on my shoei keeps the head cool as well.

bmwdude 06-15-2006 06:20 AM

Re: Full Face Helmet
Knowing full well how inflammatory agreeing with KP when he's spouting off will be.

I beg forgiveness in advance.

I agree!

Beyond the helmet, when you do go down and everyone eventually takes a dump. Would you rather be dressed like Rossi or one of the Village people?

I understand, even wearing all of the best gear available makes no guarantees of avoiding injury.

Try this test, walk out to some pavement and scrape a bare knee or elbow on it.

Did it hurt? Did it leave a mark? How do you think it would it feel if it happened at freeway speeds?

caffine 06-15-2006 06:21 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
You have to wonder which would have more of and impact on the public : Ben didn't take precautions and this is the wear your gear. Or, Ben suited up and walked away unharmed ... so remember to wear your gear.

nkaliste 06-15-2006 06:25 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
it was indeed a hayabusa. black with a yoshimura exhaust, from the pics I saw of it post-smashy.

bmwdude 06-15-2006 06:26 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
It was a Busa, I saw video of it bing hauled away on a flatbed truck.

So, are we saying he owns multiple bikes but has no MC License?

nkaliste 06-15-2006 06:28 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
pics are here if you're interested:

click on the slideshow link in the middle of the sidebar. pic 2 shows the hayabusa on a tow truck.

BrowningBAR 06-15-2006 06:30 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
His jaw isn't wired shut.

jibosch 06-15-2006 06:35 AM

Re: Big Ben Update
On Two Wheel Tuesday, one of the hosts made Ben an offer that he should not refuse - Arai, one of the sponsors, is willing to donate to Ben, a FREE Arai lid! All Ben has to do is contact the show's host, and advise him which one he wants and his helmet size!

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