I think it was the last year of the Asheville Honda Hoot that I rode their 150 mile dual sport event (on my plated XR400), then rode my SV650 the next day on the BRP.He must have been from somewhere that has straight, flat roads. I cringed every curve watching it!
After about 3 minutes I got frustrated and gave up. I'm glad you mentioned when the crash was so that I could skip to it.The crash starts after 8:50 in the video, to save everyone from having to spend the first 8 minutes cringing like I did just waiting for the inevitable f-up. He clearly fixated and froze up after yet another double-yellow-crossing maneuver on the lee side of a blind curve.
I teach the msf course here, it isn't mandatory but many insurance companies will not insure unless you have experience or the course. I'm against making the course mandatory as you will have students taking it that have no interest learning anything. The are a detriment and interfere with the learning of students who want to be there. I'd rather teach someone with no natural talent. At least they might get it.After about 3 minutes I got frustrated and gave up. I'm glad you mentioned when the crash was so that I could skip to it.
There are idiots out riding like this that I see every day. I think that a motorcycle safety course ought to be mandatory to get your license, and then an advanced course every couple of years as a refresher.
Lots of flaws in his riding! Doesn't even look like is going particularity fast leading up to the crash and had ridden (poorly!) on tougher curves previous to the crash.
I had several reactions to that video:
1. Guys like that end up killing other people, usually the innocent.
2. What he lacks most is judgment. Yes, some skill deficiency is obvious. But with his willingness to pass on curves and routinely ignore the double-yellow centerline show him to be somebody who does not use his brain. Maybe learning to use one's brain is a skill, but I doubt it is one which is often acquired by adults.
3. I find myself hoping he and his ilk represent most of the dismaying statistics on death and maiming of motorcyclists.
I hope not to start an argument here, but ...I slightly disagree with Trep. This rider has no knowledge of the right way to take curves. No clue about weight shift, but that isn't the most important thing. Look through the turn. Point your chin at the turn exit to keep the eyes level. Start wide (but safely in your lane always). Slow as you enter. Counter steer to turn, and counter steer harder to turn sharper. At the deepest point into the turn pick your exit line, turn the sharpest 'cuz you're going slowest at this point, accelerate as you exit, set up for the next turn. If you do something wrong understand what caused it, and don't do it again.