Weekend Awesome - Loose License Plate Impales Motorcycle
It’s always a bit disconcerting when you’re riding along and suddenly spy something flying directly towards you. Whether it’s a piece of litter, an insect, or perhaps a piece of gravel falling off a dump truck, the first instinct is to try to dodge, but if you’re moving too fast, you can only hope it’ll leave nothing but a small smear without scratching the paint.
But what if that piece of debris was a metal license plate coming loose from the motorcycle ahead and flying toward you like a government-certified ninja star? That’s what happened in this week’s video when a loose plate strikes and impales another rider’s Honda CBR954RR.
The Honda rider was lucky the plate hit his fairing and not him; armored or not, he could have been seriously injured in this freak accident. If that was me, the first thing I’d do after making sure I wasn’t hurt was check to see if I had soiled myself.
Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.
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