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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-2011, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Gizmag test rider... Man that was close

http://www.gizmag.com/close-call-bmw-s1000rr/19667/

Check out the article and video... Yowza

"Going well under the 100 km/h (62 mph) speed limit, I came up on a blind, cresting right hand bend. Staying nice and wide, I saw a 4WD (probably a Toyota Hilux) coming the other way, about a foot into my lane. No problem, happens all the time - but in general the driver realizes they're running wide, corrects their path and there's no issue.

This guy didn't - in fact, at the last second he ran even wider. I managed to dodge him by a matter of a couple of inches, but ran off the road in the process. Luckily the BMW is laden with smart ABS and traction control technology that helped me scrub off some speed in the grass and gravel, and get it back on the road, leaving us with this spectacular video footage."

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-2011, 01:29 PM
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It's there, there is no way you can miss it


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