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post #3676 of 4527
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Originally Posted by David23 View Post

How do you know he was trying to help? I can't tell anything from the video. You're going off what his family and crew said. All I see is he gets off his bike and makes his way to the Range Rover immediately. The initial biker that brake checked the Range Rover never went down, so who was he checking on to be in front of the Range Rover?


BTW he (guy in coma) shouldn't have even been on the road. Boston Globe reports he has never held a drivers license let a lone a motorcycle license. He has numerous tickets.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/10/01/lawrence-man-seriously-injured-nyc-incident-involving-suv-and-motorcyclists/jHju3V1xAOsdF6Q2vT8BaL/story.html

Dang, I guess he's an asshat too.
I can't say that he was trying to help (beyond what his people said), but the fact that he got hit and run over means he was stopped in front of the car, not over trying to break in the driver's side window.

I mean wtf...he was already banned from the roads until 2017? How do you not get thrown in jail for driving without licensing and insurance continuously over a 10+ year period where you are getting ticketed frequently?
There's a reason we require a license...and it is to keep idiots like these guys off the road. We all know how stupidly easy it is to get and maintain a license no matter how bad a driver you are, so the fact that he couldn't manage that is saying something.
post #3677 of 4527
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Dang, I guess he's an asshat too.
I can't say that he was trying to help (beyond what his people said), but the fact that he got hit and run over means he was stopped in front of the car, not over trying to break in the driver's side window.

 

Wouldn't you agree the blame for his injury then falls on his biker pals? They were slashing the tires and damaging the SUV according to reports, when he got hurt.

post #3678 of 4527
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Originally Posted by David23 View Post
 

 

Wouldn't you agree the blame for his injury then falls on his biker pals? They were slashing the tires and damaging the SUV according to reports, when he got hurt.

 

I am sure that some of those riders were not licensed, some of he bikes weren't road legal and more than a few of them were probably hot.  That all being said if it turns out the RR driver hit 2 riders because of aggressive driving without stopping then it was the RR driver's actions that instigated the entire sorry episode and the fault for the injured rider rests squarely on him.  IMHO of course


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 10/3/13 at 10:03am
post #3679 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

 

I am sure that some of those riders were not licensed, some of he bikes weren't road legal and more than a few of them were probably hot.  That all being said if it turns out the RR driver hit 2 riders because of aggressive driving without stopping then it was the RR driver's actions that instigated the entire sorry episode so the fault for the injured rider rests squarely on him.  IMHO

 

Disagree. It's on both parties if that's the situation. That still doesn't give the bikers the right to stop traffic on a highway, use a brake check and assault someone. They aren't above the law. They could have taken down the license plate and report to the police; you'd think they would have video evidence as well. .  

post #3680 of 4527
You guys do realize they were clearing the highway to do stunts and were pissed that the guy in the Range Rover kept driving? They were blocking off entrances to the highway as well.

If someone threatened my car with my kids in it, I wouldn't have taken off, I would have made sure to run over every single one of them, back and forth.
post #3681 of 4527
Are we sure it was a brake check? Dude took his hands off the bars to pose for a camera...
post #3682 of 4527
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Are we sure it was a brake check? Dude took his hands off the bars to pose for a camera...


Bikes, especially light sportibikes with big high compression motors, can engine brake pretty hard

Plus in any case why did he need to pose in front of the RR

NYC is talking about not pursuing groups like this... fuck that... all they needed to do here was string a rope across the highway. Case close
post #3683 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

NYC is talking about not pursuing groups like this... fuck that... all they needed to do here was string a rope across the highway. Case close

 

LOL.

post #3684 of 4527
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


It looks like a Decepticon.

 

http://nerdfitti.com/llc/tv/tdc/decal-thumb.png

 

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

 

I can't remember who recommended Furygan to me a couple pages ago,

 

<===him

 

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Ducati's changes to the top Monster are for a few reasons

For some reason air cooled engines are harder to meet emissions on (this is why Suzuki dumped its awesome air cooled 1200 for the 1250 in the big Bandit)

Also, if you'll notice, Duc stopped selling the big Streetfighter, and I think the small one is soon to follow. So the top Monster, like the old S4R, will take its place

Kind of sad to me as while I do like Monsters, I def prefer the old ones for their clean look, as well as the Streetfighter for its out of this world Borg look... the liquid cooled Monsters never did it for me. I think the Streetfighters, specifically the 1098s, are gonna become collectors items very soon.

 

Streetfigter never sold well.  When it initially came out new riders flocked to it and then quickly realized realized they couldn't handle it as it was too much bike for them.  Ducati was forced to come out with a tamer and more comfortable 848 version. 

 

The monster line is Ducatis best seller. Even though they have the 1100 monster, the 848 streetfighter will take it's lunch money everyday and twice on sundays.  They needed to infuse more power into the line, especially considering the long awaited release of the above referenced decepticon

post #3685 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
<===him

 

Thnx, love their gear now that I've been lookin'.

 

Saw a Speed Triple at the gym last night; can't get over how hideous those headlights are.

 

Ran out of gas riding to work today; apparently my reserve is useless... :brick:

post #3686 of 4527
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

 

Thnx, love their gear now that I've been lookin'.

 

 

I can convince people to spend their spare cash like none other

 

 

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

Saw a Speed Triple at the gym last night; can't get over how hideous those headlights are.

 

 

It is an easy to swap out for the round lights from the  pre-2010 version.

 

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
Ran out of gas riding to work today; apparently my reserve is useless... :brick:

 

Your bike has a petcock?  I didn't know they still made those

post #3687 of 4527

Lol, it's a Harley motor... it's PreWar.

post #3688 of 4527
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

Lol, it's a Harley motor... it's PreWar.

 

 Pull the tank off and cut the tube shorter.  Viola!!!  Larger reserve

 

Pre War?  Does it have a hand operated gearshifter? 

post #3689 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post


The monster line is Ducatis best seller. Even though they have the 1100 monster, the 848 streetfighter will take it's lunch money everyday and twice on sundays.  They needed to infuse more power into the line, especially considering the long awaited release of the above referenced decepticon

As much as I'd like a high-performing Monster, I prefer the look of the air cooled 2-valvers. Something about the way the engine is housed in the older Monster frame, the S4 family just looks like it has too much going on. Especially with an open clutch cover, blingy belt covers, etc... I like monsters for their stripped down "engine, seat, motor" looks.

Anyway, wanted to add my underpowered 98 750




Unseen: black racing stripe down middle, front fender says "DUCATI", assorted CF bits
post #3690 of 4527
I'm conflicted about the Streetfighter

I think a 150+HP naked bike is pretty stupid idea. I got annoyed with my 70HP bike at highway speeds. A naked Panigale would prob be no quicker than an SF848 anyway with the mandatory wheelie control.

But if I had to pick I'd go with the SF848 over a Monster. Yea the Monsters look good and are all minmalist... but I like a little edge/brutality.

Its a shame how Ducati's best bikes (GT1000, 750/900SS, SF) always seem to fail. Monster is cool, Superbikes are cool, but its the blends in the middle that interest me the most
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