Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
I Ride: '06 ZX6R, '14 Ninja 1000, '08 FJR, '06 GSXR 600, '11 KTM 690 Enduro R
And that is why lane splitting is dumb. Sorry, there is no good way to safely merge motorcycle and automobile traffic in those conditions.
Agree with Alex - please see link from Cycle World that refers to UC Berkeley report on crash statistics and lane splitting as well as the raw report.... UC Berkeley Study Shows Lane-Splitting Motorcyclists are Safer in Traffic http://www.ots.ca.gov/pdf/Publicatio...afety-2015.pdf
But looking at the video I'd guess that the rate of closure between OP and traffic was significantly higher than the recommended 5-10mph as listed in the report.
'06 ZX6R, '08 FJR1300, '06 GSXR 600, '14 Ninja 1000, '11 KTM 690 Enduro
On the Ninja - Galfer rotors, '09 calipers, Brembo RCS M/C, Beet exhaust, Carrozzeria wheels, Ohlins damper, Sato rearsets, Healtech QuickshifterEasy
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