True Story. I was sitting at a light a few yrs ago. about 15-20 secs. I start to hear tires squeeling. I look around, finally turn around, and I see a car flying at me with brakes locked up. No one was in my way, I quick popped the clutch, and took off. As Im moving, I look behind me, car skid past where I was. I pulled off in a parking lot, got off my bike. Woman followed me in. Asked if i was ok. I said yes. She then gave me the "this is why motorcycles are so dangerous" speech. This is when I went off. "Excuse me??? What the $%($!! where you doing that you didnt see the red light? it didnt just turn red. It was red for almost 30secs. I bet you were on the $%#@! phone, weren't you!!!???" She never said. She got in her car, and drove off.
And since then, I always have an escape route. and Always looking behind me at a stop light to make sure people are stopping.
2009 V-Strom 650DL