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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Revzilla just posted an interesting article on a recent crash study by Virginia Tech. One of the more surprising revelations is how often motorcyclists rear end other vehicles....

http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/what-virginia-tech-learned-about-how-and-why-we-crash-our-motorcycles?

Actual report:
https://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/msf100_2016/Risk_Factors_From_MSF_100_Study_Paper.pdf

links edited to make them clickable - jimc
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Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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All I know is that I've almost rear ended folks.
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Those numbers would decrease if they added experienced scooter riders to the study 8)

I tell everyone I know. Driving is like chess. If you can't think ahead, you'll never be good at it Nerd emoticon
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wmak wrote:
All I know is that I've almost rear ended folks.
Decades ago I watched a bike fly into -- or actually "under" as the front wheel accordioned shut -- a car stopped at a light.

I'm guessing other sources will summarize this study, as well, and I hope to read those.
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breaknwind wrote:
I tell everyone I know. Driving is like chess. If you can't think ahead, you'll never be good at it Nerd emoticon
I like that. So true. I've gotten way better as a rider due to experience, riding with others, learning what to do from the good ones and what not to do from the rest.
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