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Swede, 39, dead killed riding Ducati on road trip South

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Swede, 39, dead killed riding Ducati on road trip South
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SURAT THANI:-- A Swedish man on a bike road trip with friends from Hua Hin to Samui didn't make his final destination. He lost control on his Ducati and ended up dead in a ditch.

The accident happened as the 39 year old man [name withheld] lost control of his big bike on the Donsak - Ban Nai road in Surat Thani province on Monday.

Police and rescue workers called to the scene found the lifeless body with head injuries, a broken neck and fractured ankle. His bike with no registration plate lay in a heap nearby.

Apparently he had left Huan Hin with seven others on the trip between the two holiday areas in the south of Thailand. Witnesses said he was going very fast and lost control.

The first public comment on the Daily News online site about the accident said: "Fair enough, this resulted from his own negligence. If it had involved an innocent party that would have been sad."

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Sadly, many guys who knows nothing about bike riding, comes to places like Thailand and rent the biggest

macho bike they can find, and proceeds to ride it thinking that all you have to do is squeeze the accelerator

and away you go... I'm not saying that this is the case here, but it sound like it.....

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39.......uggggg......really young. tens of thousands of good times missed......very sad

i have gone 50 mph plus on a pedal bike, and unfortunately i'm not sure EXACTLY what age is too old to be doing that

i'm guessing 55. i hope i'm not wrong. everyone is different

39 is a good age to try everything.....sorry it ended this way

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Speed kills and will go on killing until people recognize and act upon the fact. You could hardly pick a worse place to drive fast than on Thai road. Way to many unpredictable variables.

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If you want to ride big bikes at high speeds go to the race track.

Sadly like most things here with the continued rise in the number of expat and local big bike riders and ever more powerful bikes becoming available this will continue.

Bad roads,a lack of riding skills and complete disdain for other road users often ends in the above.

Thailand has lots to offer motorbike riders,there are some stunning mountain roads and rural roads to be discovered but there are many hidden dangers involved getting to such locations and exploring them.

I'm all for big bikes but laws need to be implemented to aid expat and local riders alike to ensure they are capable of riding high powered machines.

A sad way to go.

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Monkey 4u,

It only needed a little punctuation......Swede 39 dead. Killed riding Ducati......

Condolences to his Family....Too young to go.

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You never hear Japanese, who make the fastest bikes in the world, dying in Thailand roads...Its always other Asians, or farangs. Even in Japan, drivers are so decent. Japan has least road accidents in the world but they make the fastest bikes.

aka...Don't blame the bikes but the rider..A japanese man never shows off his bike "skills" in Thailand...They have so much respect for others as well as themselves. LEARN from Them

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'if i want to ride my big bikes at any speed i'll ride them where i like' any further comment would be superfluous.......

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If you want to ride big bikes at high speeds go to the race track.

Sadly like most things here with the continued rise in the number of expat and local big bike riders and ever more powerful bikes becoming available this will continue.

Bad roads,a lack of riding skills and complete disdain for other road users often ends in the above.

Thailand has lots to offer motorbike riders,there are some stunning mountain roads and rural roads to be discovered but there are many hidden dangers involved getting to such locations and exploring them.

I'm all for big bikes but laws need to be implemented to aid expat and local riders alike to ensure they are capable of riding high powered machines.

A sad way to go.

A lot of stationary hard objects to hit on a track too though. Fair enough it's a more controlled environment but in turn you tend to take more risks.

Most important lesson to take from something like this is ride to the conditions and most importantly your skill level.

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Big bikes are dangerous no matter who rides them.

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I've owned big bikes before but won't buy one here. The temptation to over-ride the conditions here are just too great... It's me and I know I can't resist so it's just the scooter to keep me alive.....and putting along...

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Big bikes are dangerous no matter who rides them.

No more dangerous than scooters, if you ask me. It's not what you ride, it's how you ride

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