My mate obliterated his CBR600RR this morning, all I know sofar is the bike is in peices and he was thrown clear… not sure on the exact details as I got a general text with the finishing line “going to pass out for a bit now, call you later”,ha…
Just incase anyone saw it, black CBR600RR, black powder coated frame, double bubble, etc… he is fine apart from the usual scrapes.
Just an update from a text received, suprise sur-ruddy-prise… a CAR pulled out of a turning without seeing my mate and he went into the side of it… got thrown 10 meters down the road, the front of the bike is obliterated. This all happened in Welling.
Sorry to hear of that. The problem is that car drivers with the best will in the world sometimes just won’t see a bike - the brain filters out the information. The trick is to do a weave as explained here:
breaker just read yours what was the outcome on that.
I had similar on my car, was a convertable and 2 weeks before being written off if replaced the roof, and argued that I had paid and not got the use out of it (the roof amongst other things) but in the end they paid up for all the other bits and bobs as well
I saw the aftermath of the Tooting incident - the rider had already been removed - the car and bike were probably both write offs. In that case a small white can had pulled across the path of the bike, but it looked that the bike had been overtaking at speed at a crossroads on a bend.
An interesting read: this is something I try to do, move across the road or weave as you approach a car driver waiting to pull out. Not sure if I agree about the escape route idea though, this could take you straight into the path of oncoming traffic.