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Offline Nice Goat

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Moto crash study by Virginia Tech
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:09:15 AM »

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

Lance Oliver           Nov 21, 2016

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).

The study was done for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Of course there’s a lot more to it than those findings above, and I’ll get further into the results in a minute. But first, why do we need some men and women in lab coats to tell us why we crashed?

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Re: Moto crash study by Virginia Tech
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 06:53:36 AM »
Thanks, Glenn. Nice find!
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Re: Moto crash study by Virginia Tech
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 07:09:39 AM »
Good article.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Moto crash study by Virginia Tech
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 09:35:40 PM »
Goat, this is good stuff!  I just re-posted it onto the North Alabama Vintage Motorcycle Club's Facebook Page in order to help reach a broader audience.  Thanks for sharing!
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