Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29 pm

Neville Ferreira wrote:
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You see self preservation box checked.

I have stayed away from those bikes knowing myself and opted for the family saloon.
Also going for the Saloon model :lol:

Doing many trips around the country including Botswana and Nam this is a great long distance bike
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by excolonial » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:39 pm

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Now who would want to go and kill himself on this?
That is precisely the same machine my mate used to ride full blast Harare- Kariba on...

Very similar to the race homologated GS1000S Katana... I had one of those engines tuned, bored, improved breathing and fitted to a ropey Kat that I owned. It was a monster but actually not pleasant to ride... Gave it to a club member for next to nothing.
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by zander » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:29 pm

Chalkie wrote:
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...nope, lost mates and appetite for speeding - just have a look at these pics and put them in perspective with Viki's story, they belong on the track!
I used to go to funerals of friends who died on motorcycles, then it was aircraft. Lately it is mostly old age, disease etc...

The pics posted by V5 show how stupid people are. Not how dangerous motorcycles are.

As a motorcyclist, you HAVE TO ride defensively if you want to survive. Nuff said...
Defensive biking will not stop you from ending your life fast if there's an obstacle in the road standing still with no reflectors, at pitch black night, no amount of experience will. Deciding not to ride will.
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by Christopher » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:46 pm

You want to talk about suicidal tendencies? The state motto in New Hampshire is "Live free or die", so that, when many bikers on high-performance 'bikes (in summer) cross the state line, it is commonplace to see them stop their machines at the roadside, remove their 600-dollar helmets and shove them up their arms, then off again -- on their Fireblades, R1s or their Ninja 1000s. Common practice -- especially so when considering that the standard of driving in this country is so crap! Truly: it is far too easy to get a licence and the result is that the majority of drivers hereabouts drive with only one hand on the wheel; they do not use their mirrors properly; they do not use their signals correctly and they have no idea about lane discipline -- does this sound familiar to most South Africans, these days? Cellphone usage and texting have been banned in Massachusetts; but there are masses who pay no attention to this -- I see it every day! Standard of driving in America in one word? <Appalling>.

I have given up on motorcycling, alas! (Mind you, trackdays were great fun...)

PS: Those afore-mentioned bikers removing their helmets: many of them are often wearing shorts, teeshirts and sneakers! And no gloves, of course.

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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by Chalkie » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:08 pm

zander wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:29 pm
defensive biking will not stop you from ending your life fast if there's an obstacle in the road standing still with no reflectors, at pitch black night, no amount of experience will. Deciding not to ride will.
OH! Methinks the outcome would be the same in any automobile...
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by Mouser » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:20 am

Chalkie wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:08 pm
zander wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:29 pm
defensive biking will not stop you from ending your life fast if there's an obstacle in the road standing still with no reflectors, at pitch black night, no amount of experience will. Deciding not to ride will.
OH! Methinks the outcome would be the same in any automobile...
Very sadly I have lost two friends to motorcycling and a number of acquaintances; all excellent riders. They just used up their luck.
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by antonroland » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:10 pm

zander wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Chalkie wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:00 pm
V5 - LEO wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:04 pm
...nope, lost mates and appetite for speeding - just have a look at these pics and put them in perspective with Viki's story, they belong on the track!
I used to go to funerals of friends who died on motorcycles, then it was aircraft. Lately it is mostly old age, disease etc...

The pics posted by V5 show how stupid people are. Not how dangerous motorcycles are.

As a motorcyclist, you HAVE TO ride defensively if you want to survive. Nuff said...
Defensive biking will not stop you from ending your life fast if there's an obstacle in the road standing still with no reflectors, at pitch black night, no amount of experience will. Deciding not to ride will.
Agreed, no degree of defensive riding will have a different outcome in the situation you sketch above.

But deciding not to ride?

No.
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by antonroland » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:15 pm

V5 - LEO wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:04 pm
...nope, lost mates and appetite for speeding - just have a look at these pics and put them in perspective with Viki's story, they belong on the track!
Maybe the cars belong on the track?

All three these images show the involvement of CARS...

I have lost at least 4 friends I can recall quickly to aviation accidents.

Once we start compromising on living to cut risk out of our lives, where do we stop?
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:52 pm

antonroland wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:15 pm
V5 - LEO wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:04 pm
...nope, lost mates and appetite for speeding - just have a look at these pics and put them in perspective with Viki's story, they belong on the track!
Maybe the cars belong on the track?

All three these images show the involvement of CARS...

I have lost at least 4 friends I can recall quickly to aviation accidents.

Once we start compromising on living to cut risk out of our lives, where do we stop?
...I hear you, it is a personal choice though :)
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by Chalkie » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:18 pm

Mouser wrote:
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Very sadly I have lost two friends to motorcycling and a number of acquaintances; all excellent riders. They just used up their luck.
Mouser, I have been riding motorcycles for about 56 years. I have had many accidents, but never broken a bone. NO, your friends did not 'use up their luck.'

I have attended many funerals of people who have died in motorcycle accidents. Yes, I agree, motor car drivers do not care about motorcyclists. Unfortunately some motorcyclist think they own the road and cars should give way. That does not happen and as a result, motorcyclists die or are maimed.

Defensive motorcycling, is a MUST. It will take a book on how to anticipate what, dumb, idiotic thing a motorist might do. Ride defensively and assume the dumbest, most idiotic things are about to happen. SLOW down and be ready to take avoiding action.

Years ago a highway patrol in the USA released a report on motorists and their perception of danger. At an intersection the motorist will look left / right or right / left; looking for an 18 wheeler; something that can hurt them. If none, they will go and ride over a lady pushing a pram in the pedestrian crossing lane. The lady and the pram are not seen as a danger to them. Neither are motorcyclists.

Think about it...
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by Bongz » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:41 pm

antonroland wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:15 pm
V5 - LEO wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:04 pm
...nope, lost mates and appetite for speeding - just have a look at these pics and put them in perspective with Viki's story, they belong on the track!
Maybe the cars belong on the track?

All three these images show the involvement of CARS...

I have lost at least 4 friends I can recall quickly to aviation accidents.

Once we start compromising on living to cut risk out of our lives, where do we stop?
I totally agree with you.. where do we then draw the line. at this rate we might as well stay at home...
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by Orthin Opter » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:25 pm

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I totally agree with you.. where do we then draw the line. at this rate we might as well stay at home...
EISH. If you position your butt higher than a barstool, you add the problem of perhaps causing injury to yourself. Ride a motorbike too fast for the environment or the conditions and you are heading for some serious injury. Why are we discussing this?
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Unread post by African Flyer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:51 pm

I'd like to share with everyone some dangerous riding videos I've seen on YouTube to add to this topic
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Unread post by African Flyer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:42 pm


👆 In São Paulo state, Brazil


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Why do the digital speedometers on most bikes stop at 299 :-k ?
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Re: Motorbike riding going mad..... up to 270 kph .

Unread post by richard C » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:14 am

392 km/h ??

Surely not, right ?
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