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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-06-2005, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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crash statistics or bike life expectancy.

Any of you guys know where I can find any statistics regarding the amount of motorcycle wrecks per year or fatalitys with and without gear. also I have heard the average life expectancy of a sport bike is like 3 months until its first wreck(a dealer told me this) any fact in the matter? I assume he was talking about the squid factor. Im doing a presentation on motorcycle safety and would like some hard facts. also pictures of horribly bad motorcycle wreck victims would be cool because all I have is some pics of my older bro all rashed

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I remember hearing sometime last year that the average life expectancy of a brand new R1 was something like 32 miles or something insane like that. Or was it 32 days? Either way, if it was true, thats ridiculous!

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the life expectancy on a hyabusa is 30 days according to insurance companies

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you could prob. check the AMA site or your state site. google motorcycle safety or mc accidents
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google motorcycle safety or mc accidents
Don't google that or you'll come out with some very bad pictures... i suggest ama like someone else said.
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Don't google that or you'll come out with some very bad pictures... i suggest ama like someone else said.

He asked for pictures also.
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So go find him some lol
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You should be able to find some facts on here:
http://www.iihs.org/research/topics/motorcycles.html

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NHTSA's hot-off-the-press 2004 Motorcycle Fact Sheet (PDF) has the latest on injuries and fatalities.

Check out NHTSA's Available Information page for much more (mostly PDFs). The 2003 Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report (2004 isn't out yet, but is due soon) has even more motorcycle data, along with all other kinds of vehicles. Under the "Research Notes" pulldown on the Available Info page you'll find several interesting motorcycle articles, including a recent one on impaired riders.

I think the 3-months-to-first-crash story is a crock--though it does make a good sales gimmick. Some people just gotta have the most dangerous example of whatever it is they're buying, whether it's a motorcycle, a firearm, drugs, or whatever.

Variations of the killer-bike tale go back to the Kawasaki H1 500cc two-stroke triple of the early '70s and Honda's 6-cylinder CBX. And that's just in my memory. I'll bet there was a similar story for the Vincent Black Shadow 55 years ago. I owned a '79 CBX (which I never crashed, BTW), and, as I recall, the story was that half of all CBX buyers killed themselves in the first year.
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ohio sucks. 143 deaths: 70+- w/o helmet, 60+- w/ BAC > .01

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I crashed 3 times in 3 months on my first bike.. glad I bought a used 250 Haven't had a run in with the pavement since then, been about 2 years now.

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Drivers of other vehicles who were licensed to ride motorcycles were less likely to overlook a motorcyclist
I noticed the same thing when I got a bike, now I see every biker on the road and follow them more closely than I used to. I think its because motorcycles are sooo sexy
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