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What Virginia Tech learned about how and why we crash our motorcycles

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What do you learn if you pick 100 riders, put five video cameras and data-logging equipment on their motorcycles and record them for a total of 366,667 miles?

Several things, some of which we knew, some surprising. Intersections are dangerous. We either need to pay better attention or work on our braking techniques, because we crash into the back of other vehicles way too often. We’re not good enough at cornering, especially right turns. And we drop our bikes a lot (probably more often than any of us imagined or were willing to admit).

Good article from Revzilla's Common Thread to read.

Chris
« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 03:26:44 pm by Daboo »
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Re: What Virginia Tech learned about how and why we crash our motorcycles
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 03:18:53 pm »
Very interesting read. BTW, linky no worky...
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Re: What Virginia Tech learned about how and why we crash our motorcycles
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 03:27:11 pm »
Very interesting read. BTW, linky no worky...
Fixed.  Thanks.

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Re: What Virginia Tech learned about how and why we crash our motorcycles
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 03:46:50 pm »
good info........THX!

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Re: What Virginia Tech learned about how and why we crash our motorcycles
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 06:30:04 pm »
Was Ted in that study group?
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Re: What Virginia Tech learned about how and why we crash our motorcycles
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 07:58:25 am »
Thanks, a timely read. Always good to get reminders about positive habits