A lot of stupid happens on the dragon. People do stupid things and forget the basics of riding when a camera is pointed at them and this rider is no exception.
The entire "Killboy failure dragon fest" thread on ADVrider is dedicated to this. I followed that thread before I went down to the dragon in May and made sure to be extra careful on my lines and speed. On one run, I was following one of the guys I met down there riding a Kawi 636 and he was really booking it. I found his picture with a rashed up bike posted on the dragon fail thread a few months later.
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
2001 Honda Blackbird
2007 Honda 919
He had a decent lean going for a few frames. I wonder if he scraped some hard parts and spooked him into standing it up. I feel bad for the biker and hope he didn't get too badly injured. Bad day for the vette guy too.
of all the cruiser the triumphs always looked best to me never dug the v twin thing i think the parallel twin looks meaner especially from the front and the sound of the thunder bird with tors system is just menacing.
it seems to me he panicked hope theyre both alright
Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
Someone posted on another forum that a local rider came through after that accident and slipped on the fluids left behind...and is in critical condition with a laundry list of major injuries. I don't know how true it is though.
"A motorcycle is not just a two-wheeled car; the difference between driving a car and climbing onto a motorcycle is the difference between watching TV and actually living your life."
-2005 CBR 600 F4i
-2001 RC51 ** SOLD
-2002 VFR 800**SOLD
-2002 919 **SOLD
-2006 599 ** WRECKED