I knew the survey result even before I read the article. Yet, how come ICBC determins the amount of insurance premium by displacement rather than risk factor? In Quebec and many other provinces / states, they determin the amount by risk factor, so the premium is higher for 600cc supersports than 1,000cc cruisers.
I think we all learned a few things from this; namely, Kawasaki riders crash more than others, and HD's are broken down too often for their owners to crash them.
boy im glad i didnt get that zx-10!
Any motorcycle can be deadly. It's not the bike, it's the rider ...Supersport motorcycles are indeed nimble and quick, but they also can be deadly
If you wanna say something, speak into the mic. It's right above my balls.
According to the stats HD drivers are drunks, who most of the time just fall over while driving. Kawi's just have too much power for most people to handle safely I suppose..
22.6 riders per 10,000 are dead because 57% of them were speeding (12.9 riders) and 19% were drunk (4.3 riders), so basically we're getting rid of 17.2idiots for every 10,000 riders on the road, if those two stats are seperate. So, 5.4 SuperSport riders (24%) are dead due to another factor...wonder what is it?? I'm interested in seeing the stats where it says what % were caused by other vehicles, (ie: is that 24% of deaths caused by other vehicles or just bad riders?)
boy! I am glad I bought my VFR. I have decreased my chances of getting killed significantly!
no stunt rider deaths
Hmm. I can cut my chances of dying in half by taking the fairings off my bike....
TYPE IN ALL CAPS. REMEMBER, LOUD FONTS SAVE LIVES.
Interesting to see that death rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles actually decreased from 22.6 in 2000 to 22.5 in 2005. We're getting safer!
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Why make the same old mistakes, when there are so many new ones to make?