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7 New Motorcycles With Innovative Safety Features
wallSt CheatSheet ^ | MARCH 30, 2014 | ERIC SCHAAL

Posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:13 PM PDT by kingattax

While some of the danger involved in riding motorcycles can be attributed to poor driving skills or intoxication, there are facts that do not lend themselves to interpretation.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted that during its last review of data in 2012, motorcycle fatalities increased over 7 percent, while states without helmet laws showed ten times more fatalities than those that mandated helmet use when riding a bike.

About 15 percent of all highway deaths were from motorcyle riders, making motorcycle riders around 30 times more at risk than car and truck drivers — and about 50 percent of bike crashes involved no other vehicles.

Clearly, motorcycle riders’ biggest enemies are themselves. To the end of reducing the number of motorcycle injuries and fatalities, there are bikes that make safety features a priority. Here are seven models that aim to keep riders safe with innovative equipment.


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1 posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:13 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: left that other site

PINGG


2 posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:52 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

More than 2 wheels would keep them from falling over


3 posted on 03/30/2014 5:00:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax

The Ducati airbag jacket is kind of interesting.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 5:05:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

It’s one of those that you have to click on 7 pages, one at a time.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 5:06:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: kingattax

Nothing like a motorcycle passing you at 70mph in a 50mph speed zone around a double yellow line.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 5:08:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: GeronL

“It features a Dainese airbag jacket that wirelessly senses the movements of the bike so that the airbag will deploy in case of crash. It is the first of its kind “

Actually, this is a cool idea.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 5:08:58 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: martin_fierro

Hooligan ping.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 5:10:01 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: SkyDancer

My last bike was an 850 Norton.
It was just waiting out in my garage for a chance to kill me...


9 posted on 03/30/2014 5:10:44 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: driftdiver

It’s made by Dianese and already in use by a good number of racers in several international series.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 5:11:03 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists and their useful idiots, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: GeronL

Riding a motorcycle on a highway is a great way to remind yourself of your own mortality—especially as trucks pass you.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 5:11:28 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: kingattax

In our ER we call them donor cycles but there is often too little left to use...


12 posted on 03/30/2014 5:11:39 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

My dad had a Kawasaki 650 - he said every time he’d crank the throttle he swore he could hear the engine say “kill you, kill you” -funny.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 5:14:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: GeronL

Training wheels?


14 posted on 03/30/2014 5:14:37 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SkyDancer

Cars need to launch a big net on those guys.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: staytrue

Airbag Jacket? Perhaps they should have a little safety video like the airlines use on the LCD display. Then you cannot start the bike until the video completes and the rider acknowledges a secret word spoken during the video.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 5:17:58 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: staytrue

the airbag sounds like a really cool idea (but car air bags sometimes deploy when not wanted. what would happen to the cyclist if his air bag exhibited Premature Ejaculat...I mean, Premature Deployment?

could he still control the bike?


17 posted on 03/30/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: kingattax

Wow, that Indian Chief Vintage is a gorgeous retro-modern machine. Not that into the leather tassels and would want to delete those, but make mine Indian Red, lol.

http://youtu.be/RhTo6ueoK_Y


18 posted on 03/30/2014 5:21:58 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kingattax
Big rubber bumper, a roll bar and just in case you happen to get swept up in a flash flood...


19 posted on 03/30/2014 5:22:43 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: kingattax

Harley riders all say that the extreme noise of their bikes is a safety feature (Though why most of them wear the smallest helmet legally mandated, employ the smallest lights possible, and jack their bikes into steering geometries that are insanely unstable, is unclear.).

If noise actually equals safety, then all bikes should be as loud as the F4 Phantom or perhaps a Saturn V rocket engine.

Were we to use a liberal’s mindset, all bikes should be outlawed, because if it saves just one life, it is worth it.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 5:23:09 PM PDT by rey
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To: kingattax

Today, on our group ride, I was the only one wearing a helmet.

i guess I’m just an old fashioned gal!


21 posted on 03/30/2014 5:24:02 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: kingattax
Wow. That thing in the post is hideous.
22 posted on 03/30/2014 5:24:11 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Honda Goldwings had airbags...that combined with and airbag jacket would save tons of lives if standardized on all bikes. Yeah...the bike would weight 3 lbs more...so get on the exercise bicycle lol!


23 posted on 03/30/2014 5:24:16 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

My last bike was an 850 Norton.
It was just waiting out in my garage for a chance to kill me...

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24 posted on 03/30/2014 5:29:31 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: kingattax

Get rid of:

Stupid bike riders on crotch rockets
Idiot car drivers
Crappy roads

That would go a long way towards fewer bike injuries. But there is no way around the physics of a two wheeled vehicle with no outer body (armor). Still, not much compares to riding a nice bike on a nice road with no damn automobiles around. It’s a great feeling.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 5:30:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: gwgn02

Would it really help? I watched a youtube of the ducati airbag.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 5:31:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

Motorcycle = Organ donor mobile.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 5:32:30 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: staytrue; GeronL

Concept car easy on the eyes … and wallet ($6,800 and gets 87 mpg)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3054407/posts


28 posted on 03/30/2014 5:36:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ansel12
It’s one of those that you have to click on 7 pages, one at a time.

There is a View All button.

29 posted on 03/30/2014 5:44:13 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I know exactly what you mean: I had a 750 P11 and every time I took that thing out on the road, it did everything it could to kill me.

Its most evil trick was to instantly flick around 180 degrees if you leaned into a turn too steeply. Very unsettling to suddenly find yourself facing the cars behind you, usually up on the rear wheel in an involuntary wheelie.

Another time, a sudden gas tank leak sprayed gas all over the cylinders and I was enveloped in a white cloud of gas vapor on the freeway at 70 miles an hour!

That Norton was handsome, tall, and accelerated like nothing else with that gorgeous mellow Brit roar - but I got rid of it before it finished me off!


30 posted on 03/30/2014 5:46:40 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: kingattax

Here's a motorcycle with an enclosure for added passenger safety, plus the incredible new invention of an additional pair of wheels for lateral stability. I expect these to take the roads by storm.

(Because I live near the socialist utopia of Boulder, which suffers from an overabundance of Smug.)

31 posted on 03/30/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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Those cars should have penis hood ornaments.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 5:51:37 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: gwgn02

I cannot think of how an airbag would help but in a few circumstances. ABS maybe more. There is just too much disparity in mass between a motorcycle and a car or truck.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 5:55:12 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: kingattax

I shouldn’t even comment, but those bikes are all butt ugly, despite their safety features.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yeah that Indian Chief is awesome, I made a phone call yesterday and pre-ordered one. It will take awhile to get one in Alaska, no dealers up here yet.

I find myself posting less and less here.
it must have something to do with owning 12 motorcycles maybe?

Mostly I am into Goldwings, sorry to say no Harleys.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 5:58:24 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Hatteras

Oh geez, is that for real?


37 posted on 03/30/2014 5:58:52 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Spartan302
It will take awhile to get one in Alaska, no dealers up here yet.

All the more reason to pick it up in the lower 48 and ride it home!

38 posted on 03/30/2014 6:05:58 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Spartan302

I was really admiring the Vintage with the buff color saddle leather, I’ve never seen anything like it, awesome, especially in the traditional Indian Red paint scheme. The care that went into that thing, I’ve been looking at photos. Too bad there aren’t any American cars made with that level of craft and attention to detail.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 6:12:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kingattax

Anyone who’d set two gallons of gas afire and then sit a-straddle of it ain’t right in his head.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 6:19:14 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: uglybiker

EEEEEEEEEEEE

I have driven the Alcan 3 times, it beats the daylight out of anything, dirty, dusty, rocks, bugs and RVs.

Either I wait until this summer and get one through the Alaska Motorcycle Center in Anchorage or have it barged up.
They have me on a waiting list.


41 posted on 03/30/2014 6:21:28 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: RegulatorCountry

Go spend some Youtube time watching videos of the 2014 Indian models, they are built by Polaris you know, the best Youtube I saw was Jay Leno and his review, he absolutely loves it.

It may not have certain extras a Harley has but from all that I see and hear its an outstandingly beautiful crafted bike.

I call it an heirloom bike, one I would keep in the family to pass on to my son. Its value will never diminish.
I have tons of other bikes, I spend all my free time on several Goldwing forums as I own 4 of them, my business is classic jap bike restorations.


42 posted on 03/30/2014 6:26:42 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: RegulatorCountry

43 posted on 03/30/2014 6:36:21 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cool


44 posted on 03/30/2014 6:49:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Spartan302
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45 posted on 03/30/2014 6:54:12 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rbg81
Riding a motorcycle on a highway is a great way to remind yourself of your own mortality—especially as trucks pass you.

I feel safer on a highway than in a city. Less chance of someone cutting across in front of you.

46 posted on 03/30/2014 6:58:28 PM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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To: ansel12
It’s one of those that you have to click on 7 pages, one at a time.

Thanks. I'm not going there. I mean really thanks. I hate those websites where you have to click and click to get though the list.

47 posted on 03/30/2014 7:01:49 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I may decide on the hard bagger and fairing. Must have backrest for GF. And tunes.


48 posted on 03/30/2014 7:06:19 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: kingattax
From the electric motorcycle world

200 miles on a single charge. Top speed of 80 mph.

49 posted on 03/30/2014 7:07:58 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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