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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 07:55
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Woman's 1000cc BMW ends up hanging in a tree - she's seriously injured in hospital

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48 minutes ago, gk10002000 said:

I remember way back in High School I took my friend's bike for a quick ride down around the block.  I had about 2 minutes of bike experience and his bike was a 800 or 850 honda as I recall.  Much bigger than the little 350 cc honda another friend had let me ride on once.  Anyway I took off smoothly and was going slow, stopped at a T intersection that had a stop sign.  I engaged the clutch and the bike lurched and I drove it right up an embankment, and flipped the bike on its side.  Luckily no damage to me or the bike as it was a grassy knoll (no JFK sighting).  But it sure had a lot of power.  I can only imagine a 1000 CC bike.

Probably a CB750. Nice bike. 

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20 minutes ago, overherebc said:

Just to add   it might cost a million baht but it's not worth a million baht.

The new S1000RR 2019 price in UK is 15,000 quid but I don't think that's the one hanging in the tree.

It's also one ( modified ) of these that holds the lap record at the IOM TT with an ave lap speed of 135.4 mph .. which kinda hints at what it's capable of .. The front tyre on the tree hanger doesn't look all that either does it .. 

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4 hours ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Love that comment....

 

I presume the rider is in hospital having a tree branch extracted from her arse.

Is there a video available?

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I feel sorry for the tree who has to suffer through all this.  

But lets hope the lady recovers quickly. No more big bikes for her. 

 

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7 minutes ago, balo said:

I feel sorry for the tree who has to suffer through all this.  
But lets hope the lady recovers quickly. No more big bikes for her.

tree? I thought there were only two involved?

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14 hours ago, KhaoYai said:

Then I must question your experience and therefore ability to make such a claim.  Riding a big bike fast is not easy and the heavier the bike, the more difficult it gets.  I've never ridden one of the later 'sports' BMW's but I've ridden one of their more traditional tourers - I'm not a big guy and I just couldn't make that heavy old camel do what I wanted it to. My ZX9 though, I wouldn't say I could throw it around but I could make it corner.

 

Do you have any idea how to corner fast? I don't mean 'boy racer' fast, I mean really fast.  You need to weigh down on that footpeg and force the bike around or it will spit you off 'highside' - because you're at the wrong angle. A 40kg Thai girl ain't gonna be pushing down on no footpeg.  Horses for courses - yes a small bird can ride a big bike but if she pushes it too far, she'll end up in trouble - or in a tree.

With the greatest respect, implying this crash is due to her size (which we don't know, she might have been on the larger side) is not really correct. Dani Pedrosa is 158cms tall and seems to be able to manage OK. The S1000RR is not a particularly heavy bike compared to something like a GS, once it's moving it's extremely agile and doesn't need huge body strength to ride, it requires decent technique and experience which she may have been lacking. Alternatively, she may have hit a patch of gravel or diesel, or a pothole, or a manhole cover, or a dog, who knows? The S1000RR also has traction control which makes it pretty difficult to highside no matter your size. The way people carry on in this forum sometimes you'd think nobody crashes motorcycles in the utopian West. 

 

Anyway, let's hope this girl is OK, she didn't go out to hurt anyone - she crashed a motorcycle which many of us have done.

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8 hours ago, Uptooyoo said:

You have to be a better rider here because the traffic is horrible and the roads are shit.

Nah 

Roads are ok ish, in Thailand.

it's the 99.9% Thai Wing-Nuts on them,  that's the problem.

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On 7/11/2019 at 12:29 PM, toofarnorth said:

Looks like another big bike in the wrong hands , they are out there folks.

how the f do you know? another non rider with a bs comment.

seeing every motorbike accident as a result of 'speeding'.

seeing every bike riding down the road as 'racing'.

all bs paradigm.

she was not overly speeding and it is a very dark corner and a confusing road there.

accidents happen, even Motogp riders with their experience and skills do accidents!

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1 minute ago, Galactus said:

she was not overly speeding and it is a very dark corner and a confusing road there.

So she was riding too fast for the conditions?

A good way to demonstrate lack of riding ability is to have an accident where no other vehicle was involved.... and to park in a tree. 

 

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15 hours ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Love that comment....

 

I presume the rider is in hospital having a tree branch extracted from her arse.

Leaf it out .

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On 7/12/2019 at 2:12 AM, JonnyF said:

With the greatest respect, implying this crash is due to her size (which we don't know, she might have been on the larger side) is not really correct.

I didn't say it was anything to do with her size - I commented on her likely weight but in fact I was talking about strength. To counter the gyroscope effect which increases with speed, a rider has to be able to manhandle the bike and force it to do as they wish. That is something that most riders will never encounter because although by normal standards they might be going fast, they are not going that fast. Two of my friends have had accidents (one very serious) trying to keep up with me cornering on ride-outs. I raced in my teens and was taught 'racecraft' - the art of being in full control of the machine.  Although I was rarely the fastest on track, I could use the skills I learned on the road. I very much doubt the unfortunate lady in this accident could make that bike do her bidding - few can. I wouldn't dare ride how I used to because a). I'm nowhere near as fit as I was and b). I have learned 'fear' these days.

 

I know not if an inability to ride fast was the reason for this crash - I was simply commenting on a post and raising the issue of the young lady's probable abilities.  I repeat, its one thing to ride fast, its another to ride really fast. To do that you have to know how and to apply that knowhow you have to have the strength. The heavier the bike, the more strength you need. The bike in the accident would I suggest, be very heavy to the majority of females.

 

Traction control will not stop a gyroscopic highside - it will only affect one brought about by a sliding/spinning back wheel. Gyroscopic highsides are brought about when the rider is unable to carry their speed into a corner and the bike simply sits up and spits them off.

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