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Yeah theres a story behind that accident, The police carry that around from show to show i beleive to keep peoples heads in the right place. The bike hit so hard it ejected the 2 people and the rider from the car killing them instantly, and ripped the chassis of the car in half.

I cant seem to remember whose fault it was though.
 

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Somebody sent me the press release from a British paper a few days ago, along with the pictures.

The Honda rider was traveling at such a "very high speed", his
>>> > >>reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident.
>>>Swedish
>>> > >>Police estimate a speed of ~250 KM/h (155 mph) before the bike hit >
>>> >>the
>>> > >>slow moving car side-on at an intersection. At that speed, they
>>> > >>predicted that the rider's reaction time (once the vehicle came into
>>> > >>view) wasn't sufficient for him to even apply the brakes. The car
>>>had
>>> > >>two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with
>>>them.
>>> > >>The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and
>>>landed
>>> > >>10 feet from where the collision took place.
>>> > >>
>>> > >> All three involved (two in car and rider) were killed instantly.
>>> > >>This graphic demonstration was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle >
>>> >>Fair
>>> > >>by the Swedish Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the
>>> > >>display also noted that the rider had only recently obtained his
>>> > >>license.
>>> > >>
>>> > >> At 250 KM (155 mph) the operator is traveling at 227 feet per
>>> > >>second. With normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT of 1.6
>>>seconds
>>> > >>the above operator would have traveled over 363 feet while making a
>>> > >>decision on what actions to take. In this incident the Swedish
>>>police
>>> > >>indicate that no actions were taken.
 
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wierd... thats my desktop background right now.... LOL
 

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RC51?

Man, I drooled over that bike back in the day. Mind you, the ones I drooled over weren't inside any Volkswagens.
 

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Tattoodles said:
RC51?

Man, I drooled over that bike back in the day. Mind you, the ones I drooled over weren't inside any Volkswagens.
RC45 isn't it? I think.

Single sided swingarm........ PIMP!
 
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haven't seen this one reposted in a while.

it's a few years old.
 

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Er, yes... I meant to say RC45. Sorry, I took a lot of acid back in the 60's.
 

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KE = 1/2 * mass* velocity ^2

This bike had roughly the same amount of energy as a 3 ton vehicle moving at 80 kph......scary
 
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Probably better to look at its momentum..since energy was not conserved during the crash.
P = mass * velocity...still quite a bit of momentum..."quite a bit"...
 

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It's worth noting that some of the damage (notably the split in the bottom of the doorframe) was done by the jaws of life and the accident investigation team, not by the accident. They had to disassemble the car and bike to get the bodies out of it and clean up the spilt liquids. Then they put it all back together (mostly) as they found it for the travelling display.

Still, it's a pretty good indication why speed kills.
 

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Brutal. What a sad way for everyone to go.
 
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