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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Outlaw cages (aka cars) and problem solved.
    Ha! Would be an economic boom as well. Energy prices would plummet, the cost of making goods would decrease, companies would hire like crazy and we'd all be richer for it.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    What year Bonnie? I'd love a sixties-early seventies Bonnieville. I learned to ride on English bikes- after I bought a Kawasaki I spent two weeks trying to shift gears with the brake pedal!
    There's a guy I know has a 2012 he wants to sell. Haha that's funny trying to shift gears with the brake pedal

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm getting a Triumph Bonneville, and as I've been reading safety statistics on motorcycles it made me wonder what the good people of DP would think.

    You are 36 times more likely to be in a fatal crash on a motorcycle than in a car. The most common reason for motorcycle crashes is they get hit by a car that doesn't see them.

    Do you think a 16 year old should be able to buy a motorcycle? Should protective gear (helmets, leather assless chaps, etc) be required? Do you think there should be noise limits on the pipes?

    This is a thread all about motorcycles and the law, so post your thoughts.
    Motorcycles should be legal, safety equipment should not be required, and perhaps an upper limit on pipe noise, but bikes should be allowed to be loud in general.
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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It actually is legal (in California) and dangerous as bloody ****.
    The reason it is legal is because it's actually safer for the motorcycle to do so in heavy traffic.
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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No it is the fact you are on two wheels, you have less traction.
    That's not actually true. There's less in between you and the road than in a car and today's cars will crumple and bend to absorb the energy of impact. You can't have that in a motorcycle, you hit the ground and the ground hits back. But in general terms of manuverabilty, motlrcyes have more.

    The majority of fatal accidents to motorcyclists are caused by the driver of cars and their general distracted driving.
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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    There's a guy I know has a 2012 he wants to sell. Haha that's funny trying to shift gears with the brake pedal
    I imagine British bikes are in sync with the rest of the world now, but they were bass-ackwards back then.
    Buddy of mine had an old Indian I spent an afternoon riding. It had a clutch pedal and shift lever and the throttle on the left- talk about making you feel unco-ordinated! Try starting out on a hill with that sucker! Had a leaf-spring front suspension and must have weighed about 700 pounds.
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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The reason it is legal is because it's actually safer for the motorcycle to do so in heavy traffic.
    That seems rather counter-intuitive.

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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    No, typically the only person harmed in a motorcycle accident is the rider. If they want to take that risk, that's up to them. I'm fine if life insurance and health insurance are more expensive if you own a motorcycle though.
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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That seems rather counter-intuitive.
    It's because people don't pay much attention when riding. In heavy stop and go traffic, motorcycles often get plowed over by the cars behind them. It is more dangerous in heavy traffic to have motorcycles queue up with cars and safer to let them split lanes. So many places with large populations and traffic congestion will allow motorcycles to split lanes.
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    Re: Should motorcycles be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I don't think it helps, sports bikes sound quieter ans you still can't miss them. The sound is seemingly more to annoy people than anything.
    Ive got Cobra competition straight pipes on my 1500. Yes...they are loud, but more importantly...they get your attention.

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