2018 ZX10R SE
Guess I was just super lucky then, 90 mph broadsided a car that was just over the crest of a hill at 230 am, no reflectors or lights left on it and it had been split in 2. Granted my spine was severed from my lower half and arm/wrist was shattered. leg torn from socket and pelvis split open, bladder ruptured. I'm walking again. this was December. they didn't think I would live, then they were sure I wouldn't be able to walk, now they are tripping that I don't even use my cane or any other aids anymore except for times like now when it's cold and rainy and my everything hurts. point is that there is not a set speed that an accident will be fatal unless you do it directly into a concrete wall or something. As fragile as we are we are also resilient. I only checked this thread out cause I am probably gonna make the switch from my zx10 addiction to an s1000rr. Almost 100% due to the available electronic cruise control. my throttle arm and wrist are the ones that got destroyed in my wreck. I have about 70% mobility back in my wrist but it still hurts all the time so unless I have the ability to take some pressure off my right arm and wrist on occasion I think I might be done ridding sports bikes and that just isn't an option so looks to either be Aprilia or BMW unless kawi can step up and add this simple feature. Not trying to go aftermarket with the cruise control cause I still want the rear brake to be able to disengage the thing where aftermarket that isn't an option.I hear a lot of people saying that sportbikes nowadays have "too much HP". I strongly disagree, and think this saying is really counterproductive.
1. People have ALWAYS said sportbike have too much HP, even back in the 80's with 140/150HP. And yes I am old enough to remember ?
2. Riders are in sportbike for the power, there is no such a thing as too much when it is manageable.
3. Even before the advance of electronic, the HP on a sportbike is very manageable, it comes progressively and linearly. Be gentle on the throttle. (not necessarily the case with two stroke engines)
4. Pass 50mph, you are dead in any collision anyway. A 40HP bike is capable of 100MPH, it will not make a difference when you are t-boned by a car. (Haters will hate, but face it, it is physics and biology combined)