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Old 04-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #21
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Guess I read it wrong. Still would think that going 85 mph and hitting a car would do more damage than that. And yes, I looked at all the pics again. I would have figured that the bike would have been bent up more after an impact hard enough to flip a car. Either the RC series of Hondas were built very well or the VW wasn't.
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This link quotes different speeds than the first link. Which is right?
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Guess I read it wrong. Still would think that going 85 mph and hitting a car would do more damage than that. And yes, I looked at all the pics again. I would have figured that the bike would have been bent up more after an impact hard enough to flip a car. Either the RC series of Hondas were built very well or the VW wasn't.
Where, that you can see...do you expect it to have 'bent up more'? Primary damage is going to be to the front end, which isn't visible. It's kinda like shooting a bullet into a log... and then of course you have to consider those...softer things that absorb impact. Car seats, the bodies that were in them...
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no it doesn't... both state 155mph as actual speed in the REAL accident.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:33 PM   #25
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no it doesn't... both state 155mph as actual speed in the REAL accident.
"The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph" taken from the Hoax Slayer link. The one you posted says 155.


And the original FB link states 85 as well.

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"The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph" taken from the Hoax Slayer link. The one you posted says 155.


And the original FB link states 85 as well.
The problem, once again is a failure to pay attention to and read the links.
The accident was real, the cell phone...and claims of the facebook claim are bullshit.

There are 3 links in this thread.. click the last two and read.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:38 PM   #27
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Found this image on http://www.driveandstayalive.com/art...crash_2005.htm

motorbike inside vw sweden 2005 upplandsbrobil463

The 155mph was supposedly the Swedish Police's estimate, presumably based on the extent of the carnage. I doubt anybody really knew the exact speed at the moment of the impact, except the rider and his maker. Personally, if the annotated map in the Hoax-Slayer page is to be believed, I'm not sure the bike could've swept around that left-hand curve at 155mph.

It is very plausible that rider never saw the VW until he went over the brdige overpass. By then, whatever the speed he was going - 85, 155mph, or anywhere in between - the grim outcome was inevitable.

For me personally, exactly what had happened is far less important than the visual impact of the grizzly remnant of that accident. I do thank the OP for giving me a reminder to ride responsibly, so that I may return unharmed to my loved ones after every ride.

I wish - and pray - the same for all my fellow riders.
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I say... Holmes, old chap... it is decidedly... elementary.
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Crazy how the bottom of the car split open like that.
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