Last month at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Jason McVicar of Vancouver experienced a crash from the Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 as he was establishing the speed record for the fastest production motorcycle ever: 391 km/h.
What makes the story even more amazing is the fast that it survived the crush without serious injury. We can’t say the same thing about its bike though as it was bended, disintegrated and burned as a result of the amazingly fast accident.
Racing is all about technology, continuous development and unbeatable characters in a rush for performance and ecstasy when being the first to pass that finish line. But today we’re going to show some riders that haven’t got the luck to see that happening, at least not in the respective races.
This video is a compilation of sportbike crashes and the broken bones that come with them. I’d even like it if I wouldn’t know how much it hurts.
I am saying that because this video is a remembering of the most notorious motorcycle crashes that took place in 2004 during organized hill climbing competitions. And guess what? Things aren’t any different today.
Would I vote this the most dangerous motorcycle sport? Definitely! Just listen to the guy at the end of the video and you’ll feel the same way too.
Which better way to compare a Suzuki Hayabusa with a Kawasaki ZX14 then on a straight line? And which better place to do that then at the O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis?
The Hayabusa was going for a good run, but it seems that previous burnouts for worming out that rear tire worn it too much, ending up blowing. It is amazing that the rider was still conscious after such a crash and I can understand why it didn’t got up its feet.
If I would relate the word “funny” with “crash”, this would be the video I’d refer to. But, as I do not want to say that, I simply call it bad luck for the pilots and lots of entertaining for the spectators.
As you can see, inspiration strikes racing drivers in some of the most dangerous situations and yet they manage to maintain a practical and cold thinking. How would you react in any of the given layouts?
A tragedy sheered on the FIM Supersport World Championship! Twenty three years old Craig Jones passed away in the Royal London Hospital after suffering an accident during the Sunday race at Brands Hatch. It lost control and fell of his Team Parkalgar CBR600 Honda at Clark Curve and was unfortunately hit by another racer who came from behind. After the red flag was raised as Craig laid unconscious on the track the medical staff intervened and then flown Craig by the Kent Air Ambulance to (...) More
Due to the increased risks that British Troops take whilst on operations, they find it difficult adjusting to the risk thresholds of normal civilian life, particularly when on the road where they drive faster and more recklessly. In fact they are twice as likely to die on the road as civilians. Consequently, the British Army commissioned Golley Slater to create a campaign in an effort to alter the behaviour of British troops when they return home from active service.
Computer games have their small monsters in the closet, but Hollywood beats them all. There can be no bigger proof than the scene in Mission Impossible 2 in which Ethan Hunt races around on a Triumph and competition soon arrives on a Suzuki.
Bullets, burnouts, jumps, everything was there for a box-office success. You don’t see this being done any more, but you can’t really say you loved it, don’t you?