My Triumph Street Triple R Crash

GB Racing frame sliders saved the entire bike, only some scratches left on the Exhaust, which I have since sanded out. Looks good as new!

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Getting stopped by a cop for speeding on a Triumph Street Triple R
Shot with my Hero 5 Black @ 2.7k superview 30fps.





Street Triple crashes in a tight corner
For licensing inquiries please contact licensing@break.com 2008 Triumph Street Triple lowsides in a tight corner on Panoramic Highway. :( Skip to 2:15 for the crash, slow motion replays, and video of the damage. The Exhaust sound in the video is from the camera bike, not me. The bike and the tires were not at their traction limit. The road had to have been the major factor. I have leaned quite farther on this bike before. I was completely unhurt - not a scratch, no bruises, nothing was even sore. Wear your gear on rides like this. Looking at the slow motion video, you can see my handlebars turn (front tire loses traction) at the same time as the rear tire loses it. I did not touch the brakes at all. The damage to the bike: Bent handlebar at the clamp (fixed by loosening the bolts and re-tightening) Scratched clutch lever and bar end (non-issue really) Lost the turn signal switch Scratched mirror (it rotated on its mount, so it didn't break off, non-issue) Bad scratch on the engine case Shifter bent 90 degrees Rear plastic cracked The tank was untouched. I rode the bike home. The only thing I'm replacing is the shifter. As for my gear: tiny scratch on the jacket, boots and pants only scratched on the plastic sliders, and one glove was scratched on the carbon fiber knuckle. The helmet did not impact. My gopro was on the bike following me, so I don't have on-board footage. This was my first crash after 2 years of riding.





Crashing my 2013 Street Triple R with over 150 km/h in the triple left at Oschersleben
Learning it the hard way: After warm-up for race 2 of Triumph Street Triple Cup 2013 was already over, I crashed my bike in the triple left of the circuit at Oschersleben. My Streety looked like a scrap heap. Thanks to the help of the amazing T-Cup-Family I was yet able to start 2,5 hours later in race 2.





Having fun on a street triple on the Nürburgring, when the fun abrubtly ended
Date: Sunday the 24th of may 2015, time is about 17:00. Bike: Triumph Street Triple R 2011. Driver: Amateur with no circuit experience and too much enthusiasm (me). Filmed with GoPro Hero 4 silver using chest mount. The sound is not too great because of the waterproof casing. Crash at 6:15 in the video. The problem was that my bike was already at the max leaning angle and it was hitting the footstep right before i fell. When i pushed it, i lost grip. You can hear it when the asfalt hits the footstep. If my body position was 'hanging' instead of 'pushing' on the bike it would have had a more upright leaning angle and i wouldn't have had any problem. So that's the lesson learned. It would also have been fine if i went slower through the corner. The workshop said the damage is about €1500. A day later i could drive home, about 300 km. The steering was a bit crooked and the transmission stick was also twisted. But it felt reasonably well. And i personally had only a sliding wound and my clothing had holes in it so had to be replaced. Bottom line: if you can keep a hold of yourself, i can recommend a visit to or on the Nürburgring. Make sure you know how to ride (also on circuit/sporty road).




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