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No. He wasn't accelerating hard before the crash. He was just going too fast. Well, going too fast considering he made almost no attempt to make the bike turn.
That crash could have been accomplished on any bike from a Ninja 250 to a Hayabusa to a Gold Wing.
Such technicality people..
BUT I think he accelerated way before, which made him mess up the line, to which he tripped out and ended up target fixating on that curve.
Like I said, he wouldn't have been in that situation on a 250 because he would have been stuck behind the other riders.
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It's not a technicality, it's an attempt to have a meaningful conversation. Saying he was on a ZX-10R instead of a GSX-R1000 would be a technicality.
A case of riding a bike over his head would be (and I thought was going to be) where he passes all those bikes at "ludicrous speed" and then has trouble getting stopped in time for the road in front. This actually happens a LOT, especially to new riders on 600SS bikes. They don't realize how fast speed builds once you hit the powerband (because they're "respecting" the bike), they get out there trying to pass, and by the time they get back in their lane, the rear of a car is suddenly coming up at 130mph.
That's not what happened here - by his account he was going 85mph, which seems about right as far as I can judge; and both his speed and his acceleration for several seconds before the crash were within any bike's capability.
So I disagree with your original point; not on a technicality but on an actual real difference of opinion. It's not clear to me what your new, revised point is.
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When in motion, squids can be observed to "park" on corner entry and abuse the throttle on any available straight.
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Man he fucked that bike up nicely. I think the swinger and motor are about all that is left.
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