Thursday, May 6, 2010

Low-profile motorcycles - hard to see


Recently I wrote about the low profile of "crotch rockets" (motorcycles) and the importance of looking carefully to see if one could be bearing down on you, before you pull out an an intersection.

Yesterday I received this photo by email. The motorcycle and its operator were inside the car. The story with the photo stated that the car's driver was on her cell phone.

So, crotch rocket + speed + cell phone = not a pretty picture + three dead at the scene.

3 comments:

Mike said...

According to snopes.com the only SOMEWHAT verified information in this is the crotch rocket's speed: 155 miles per hour. I think it safe to assume that the car driver's cell phone, IF there was one, had nothing to do with this crash.

tiredofthenonsense said...

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT (at least as big as YOUR bike or a Gold Wing) sweat heighth-31.5 inches. Suzuki Hyabusa (considered by many as the ultimate 'crotch rocket') seat heighth-31.7 inches. Low profile indeed.

tiredofthenonsense said...

'Lets see...cell phone, maybe. Fast driving, possibly. Not my style of motorcycle, definitely, If there had been an armed bad guy and the local sheriff involved I could have beat all my favorite dead horses AND jumped to all my favorite conclusions.'