Street Triple crashes in a tight corner
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.
Triumph Triple Near Crash
Triumph spark show almost ends in a lowside
Superduke crash at ~140km/h
Updated info: First off, it's not a power wheelie. I use the clutch. Seriously, it's a Superduke, not a superbike. Due to several comments around some forums about the wheelie while passing the black car; He is the one asking for a wheelie. If you look close you can see him pulling down the window and waving with his hands. And yes, he rides a motorcycle aswell :) The leather suit is Dainese Trickster and the gloves is Lindstrands Urex. Tank slappers /speed wobble side note: 3rd gear goes to 158km/h and I'm pretty much landing at that speed. Running conversation: Guy in black car: Are you okay? Me: Ye it's chill. Me: It's lucky I use a leather suit. Guy: ~Something~ I have crashed a few times. Me: Oh you have? :) Me: ye well, what to say..
Triumph Street Triple - my first wheelie
Me and my modest attempts to perform wheelie on my Triumph - summer 2011 southern Bohemia