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Old 17th August 2017, 00:44   #61
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Sad to share this. Youth lost his life while racing on streets.

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Saw the above yesterday. Any news on the pedestrian who was hit ? None of the articles I read seemed to have details on his condition.
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What is sadder to note is the reluctance of the father of the victim to acknowledge that his son was riding at very high speeds on city roads. And then he wants to have a blanket ban on Superbikes. Human error and lack of civic sense cannot be passed on to the machine. We need to have a graded licencing system for Superbikes.
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We need to have a graded licencing system for Superbikes.
First its necessary to stop our streets to be used as race tracks/drag strips. Ghats included.

Moto Vloggers do speed runs on public roads. Hunt them as well.


Don't mind the riders getting hurt as they asked for it.. just sad that innocent people also get hurt in the process.



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Test drive vehicle of Ducati crashed in Cochin. Just got it as whatsapp forward. Think it is is a Ducati supersport. A scooter rider suddenly turned right with out signaling. The rider was not keeping the safe distance presumably.

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Test drive vehicle of Ducati crashed in Cochin. Just got it as whatsapp forward. Think it is is a Ducati supersport. A scooter rider suddenly turned right with out signaling. The rider was not keeping the safe distance presumably.
I think this happened on Saturday. I was passing the point when they were taking the bike off the road.
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Think it is is a Ducati supersport.
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Whoa that's the top of the line SuperSport S
With little training for such bikes, accidents will keep happening.

@torquey
Take it easy bro. You will come across such instances on motorcycling. Motorcycling is considered dangerous for some valid reasons.
I don't need to rant it over, but do wear your protective gear, to assist our frail bodies from damage, to some extent.
Remember the gear is for protection only, you don't become invincible.
Cheers.
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I never understood what purpose an in-city test ride achieves for such high-powered bikes. It's obviously not designed to be a crawling commuter, and it's impossible to test even a small chunk of its true capabilities in city limits without something like this possibly happening.

Why not take it out on the highway, or if one really wants to test it thoroughly, a secluded private road or race track if one has access to such?

ATGATT (All The Gear, All The Time) goes without saying, of course.

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I never understood what purpose an in-city test ride achieves for such high-powered bikes.
Why not take it out on the highway
Kerala highways you're talking about? They are just as bad if not worse than the city roads since a lot of people are conditioned to drive recklessly there. I think somewhere I even read a statistic about how it has the highest instance of road rage even though the population is comparatively small.
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Kerala highways you're talking about? They are just as bad if not worse than the city roads since a lot of people are conditioned to drive recklessly there. I think somewhere I even read a statistic about how it has the highest instance of road rage even though the population is comparatively small.
I didn't mean any particular place; I'd be first to admit most of our highways are death-traps and the speeds involved will probably cause worse accidents and potentially fatalities.

It just seems fundamentally wrong to test-drive a vehicle in conditions it was never meant for.
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Kerala highways you're talking about? They are just as bad if not worse than the city roads since a lot of people are conditioned to drive recklessly there. I think somewhere I even read a statistic about how it has the highest instance of road rage even though the population is comparatively small.
Less said about kerala roads, better. Density of vehicles/people on the road is much more than other states. Here we don't know where the city road ends and highway starts.
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Less said about kerala roads, better. Density of vehicles/people on the road is much more than other states. Here we don't know where the city road ends and highway starts.
I do a lot of Bangalore -> Calicut trips. I have found the road from Wayanad ghat to Calicut pleasurable to drive as road is good and not much harsh driving. Recently, Wayanad Ghat was blocked and I came via the ghats close to Ooty. The road from Calicut to that place was (not the ghat road - normal road) was terrible to say the least. The public transport buses were driving and overtaking very recklessly. Will always avoid the inside routes in Kerala!
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Today's news:
"Mr Shekhawat, who worked as a sales manager with an automotive company, was returning home on Wednesday night on his superbike, a Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R, which costs about 22 lakh rupees and can reach speeds close to 300 km per hour.

While crossing the JLN Marg, he reportedly tried to avoid two people who were crossing the road, but ended up losing balance and hit them."

Underlines again why India is not a safe place for super bikes. There is simply no place where things that cannot be foreseen will not happen. And on any bike, one is exposed to other peoples stupidities and follies much more than in even a Nano. On any bike, and on a fast super bike, even more so.

It seems that the man even had an appropriate helmet, but it did not help.

I see people buying these bikes in India these days and putting their lives on the line when there is no economic need for them to do so and I wonder - what do they know that I do not?

And I say this having used bikes in India since 1977, till I could afford a car.

One only hopes that those with dependants that ride these have hefty accidental death/disability/hospitalisation policies with up to date premium payments. Because Death is often riding pillion.
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Underlines again why India is not a safe place for super bikes. There is simply no place where things that cannot be foreseen will not happen. And on any bike, one is exposed to other peoples stupidities and follies much more than in even a Nano. On any bike, and on a fast super bike, even more so.

It seems that the man even had an appropriate helmet, but it did not help.

I see people buying these bikes in India these days and putting their lives on the line when there is no economic need for them to do so and I wonder - what do they know that I do not?.

An instructor at the track days, I had, even said the bikes should be all together banned on roads. They should be used only on tracks. Driving and having no accident is just pure luck , even more so on the two wheelers.

Having proper riding gear does not ensure 100% safety, it just reduces the probability of life threatening incidents. What the heck, last year there was a casualty at Kari Motor speedway, imagine that in a controlled environment with full riding gears.

BTW owning super bike is just based on passion, nothing else nothing more.

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True that, the roads are just not ready, for every one moron you pass on the road, two others are waiting right at the next corner.

India is just not ready from infrastructure prespective, sad to see a responsible driver losing his life, trying to save life of two other morons. Article states he was riding Ducati for few years before upgrading, so not that he was new to superbikes. He probably ended up paying with his life for someone else mistake.

Pity people who have passion in biking have to contend with what they get, may his soul rest in peace.
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