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What do you think of his riding skills?

Hey Everyone, I came across this video. I humbly ask if you think he was ready to ride a Ninja 1000 SX?




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Would not let him ride my Ninja 1000, its like he just kept on the gas.
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Couldn't drive a nail, way over his head I'd say.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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I could not agree more!

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Couldn't drive a nail, way over his head I'd say.
LMAO, not at his misfortune, but at your sarcasm. Pretty right on!

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LMAO, not at his misfortune, but at your sarcasm. Pretty right on!
I hate to come across like that. But I get so sad and mad to see riders who are clearly over their head on the bike they're riding. WE understand not everyone is a Kenny Roberts or Valentino Rossi and we learned to ride well with in our personal limits...I mean we're still here so we must have learned something, right?

A younger kid from work ask me about buying a new bike this year, his first. After a long talk I told him to look at the Ninja 300. If you haven't ridden one they are a great bike to learn on AND fun to ride once you get some experience. He of course showed up on a Ninja 636 and said the salesman said he'd outgrown the 300 too fast. Didn't last a month before he dropped it and did about $1,500 worth of damage to it. Trashed the fairings and tank, bars as well. I can't say that a smaller bike would have stopped him from crashing but it might have helped...who knows. At least he had on gear and limped away with mainly his pride and wallet hurt.

In the video the guy seem to be tossing the bike around with abandon and in a parking lot, seems that's where he was at, it never comes to any good.

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No idea why this guy was on a 1000.
Way, way to much machine for him.
I'm not sure he could control a 300 from what I saw.
Complete lack of throttle control

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This is the brief GoPro video summary of my near-death experience when poor road conditions hurtled my 2014 Ninja 1000 SX through an iron gate type fence, and then a 6" (about 14cm) concrete wall and I landed 5 meters away on a wooden plank overhanging a 1-2 meter deep canal. I came very close to drowning in a canal since I was unconscious. I had to have my jeans cut-off me since my femur had ripped through my jeans. On the way to the hospital my heart stopped 2 times and was re-started with CPR and epinephrine.
when poor road conditions hurtled my 2014 Ninja 1000 SX through an iron gate type fence


those roads looked better then most of the roads i ride on.........
lack of brain cells working and some whiskey throttle caused that....
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Hey Everyone, I came across this video. I humbly ask if you think he was ready to ride a Ninja 1000 SX?
I'm NOT sure a "Honda 50" wouldn't be TOO much for that guy...!

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yah... off the line he went onto the grid section of the parking area, and started losing control. And he continued on the throttle down the ramp, with the bike clearly hopping left and right, AND didn't even let up with the up coming turn. I wonder how much did it have to do with showing off his new sports bike to the girl with the short skirts.

he's a danger to himself and the public. He's lucky that it happened in a parking lot with nobody around. He could've seriously hurt innocent people like that.

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The Ninja is not a super sport but will still go fro 0 to 100 kph in under 3 sec, closer to 2.6 if you can get everything right, my opinion is he had no idea what power he had between his legs and should go make to a 50 cc scooter.
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Im trying to give the guy the benefit of the doubt by assuming the initial jarring of going off the riding area messed with his throttle control, but i just cant put myself in his situation.

I could see hitting a bump hard would maybe make my wrist flick and give a burst of power, but then i feel like id just open the clutch and coast it out. The way he started sounded like it was wayyy too much clutch slippage which tells me either its his first time riding that particular bike or his first time on any bike

This vid is so hard to comprehend. Its like hes drunk or literally bought a new bike and goPro 5 minutes before recording....and he probably read more goPro instructions than motorcycle ones
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Its easy to get off the edge of the road or in a bad situation where it can try to wreck you.
Done that myself a few times.
It was his total lack of throttle control after that scares the hell out of me

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A monkey can twist a throttle open and go fast in a straight line.

It takes an intelligent human being, to understand how to corner and brake safely.


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A straight up example of panic and adrenalin and how fast things can go terribly wrong. On a starter bike he might have had time to correct and stop, or at least would have been going slower when he crashed.

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A nightmare!

Please wake up in bed!

Go to work on a 50cc or pedal bike!





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You know, this was clearly rider error, but I do sympathize with the edge trap he hit. I've hit those before and at the wrong angle you go down. I did once. Now he stayed up and failed to slow down, which is bizarre and hard to fathom, but the edge being a problem is common to all of us.

I look for those damn sharp edges like a hawk. Swear I have a sixth sense about them now.

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"Doctors should not treat him"

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Maybe too far.

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I know the guy screwed up in all sorts of ways, but I can't say he should not be treated. Any of us riding a bike know the inherent risks involved and just like some stupid cager out there putting on make up or swigging back on a cup of coffee can make errors in judgment. I think that any of us deserve to be treated, it is what we would want for any of our fellow riders. While we have had a some fun at mocking the guys skills or lack there of, I would hope that no one would want a fellow rider to die over stupid, inexperienced, performance behind the bar. It's bad for our beloved sport and bad karma for whoever would want something so terrible and final.

If you can stop someone from doing something stupid while riding, mention it to them. Maybe someone will do the same for you.

Ride on, ride safe.

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Ah, the ol' hit the gas instead of the brake.
He didn't have the brake or the clutch levers covered. Maybe next time.
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