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So our videographer decided that the Austrian Alps and a borrowed Versys were the perfect set of circumstances to pitch a Versys (2 times) on the ground for product testing. It so happened he was being followed by Mr. Twisted with a camera and also had a camera going on the bike when the first accident took place:


The owner of the bike happened to also be the founder of SW-MOTECH. Fortunately for both, the crashbars did their job really well.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 03:13 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Might save some bike some day.

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Thanks. That's the brand I bought.
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Show's a good product doing a good save. I'm convinced.

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Yeah, that would have been spendy without the crash bars. But the best part is that it saved the pegs and levers so you could pick up the bike and ride away.
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My question is how did he crash? Did the back wheel just come out from under him? He looked to be moderately riding around the corner and then "bam"!
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Yeah, that would have been spendy without the crash bars. But the best part is that it saved the pegs and levers so you could pick up the bike and ride away.
Good point... I don't know about you guys but I don't ride with extra levers and pegs "just in case"
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My question is how did he crash? Did the back wheel just come out from under him? He looked to be moderately riding around the corner and then "bam"!
I just asked Matt who sits next to me about that and he said

"Decelerated half way through the turn while leaned over too much." As he put it he "chickened out". Which is something I did myself once a few years ago... My accident turned out to be a little more "spendy"
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I just asked Matt who sits next to me about that and he said

"Decelerated half way through the turn while leaned over too much." As he put it he "chickened out". Which is something I did myself once a few years ago... My accident turned out to be a little more "spendy"
I bet that turn is a lot tighter than it appears on the video. You can tell at the end of the video when your pushing the bike to the side of the road you can see the turn in the background...I would have chickened out too..
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