How dangerous are non-rocket motorcycles?
October 12, 2010 1:15 PM Subscribe
How dangerous are non-rocket motorcycles? I am not looking to tool around 100mph+ here, just thinking about getting one to use in a city and single lane country highways.
posted by brocklanders to travel & transportation (44 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know, I know, it's dangerous. But I'm talking about going 40-50mph tops, in city and non-highway situations. I'm a very safe driver, grew up in NYC, used to chaos, thinking a bike would be a lot of fun to tool around San Francisco proper and the bay area a bit. I'm 26, was going to sign up for a motorcycle course to get a feel for it before I get a wife that tells me not to. Looking for input from someone who has been a rider for a while.
I see sport bikers on the road, doing wheelies and going 120, and feel like that's reported majority. I know it's going to be much more dangerous than a car, my gut just says it's 5-10x as dangerous, not the 34x reported.