Wtf was the car trying to do? 😳
Only watched it 3 times but i am guessing he was about to overtake when he noticed the motorcycles and hit the brakes while the wheel was turned... fucking glorious evasion by the cam operator.
I hope someone wore their brown pants that day
After this happened I'm pretty sure someone wore brown pants that day.
My guess is, the car was approaching the truck with speed, with the intention of overtaking said truck.
At the point of committing to the overtake manoeuvre, the car driver finally noticed that a motorcycle was already occupying the space he wanted to move to. The car driver panicked and applied full brakes. Because the vehicle was already in the process of merging left, weight was mostly loaded onto the front right tyre. This acted as a pivot point, causing the vehicle to spin on this axis.
Great bit of riding. Not fixating in such a small amount of time is incredibly impressive.
1st rider: luck.
2nd rider: skill.
...3rd rider: concentrated power of will?
nice swerve. lots of people would have run straight into it
I hope I would have been able to swerve like that but there's no way to know until it happens. There's a very high chance I work have squeezed the brakes and run into it, still.
Lol, nice dodge there!
Looks like the car tried to overtake way too early there before all the necessary checks.
Great move with the 2nd rider. Really fortunate that there wasn't a car to his immediate left.
The 1st rider is a prime example of how not to position yourself when riding. He's in a potential blindspot and trying to "shave" off the car via the semi. Cars accelerating towards the back of a semi truck are red flags, period.
They're either accelerating only to hit the brakes when they've closed the distance (which means they're stupid for wasting gas and wearing out their brakes)
They're accelerating and planning to change lanes at the last moment. (Poses immediate risk to anyone on the left)
The 1st biker has no spatial awareness. He doesn't realize the risk that's approaching. Even when he sees it, he doesn't even gas out of the situation.
TLDR: I hate both the car and the first motorcyclist. Both of them are terrible drivers.
Cars accelerating towards the back of *anything* are red flags, period.
Never stay too long in the blind spot of any vehicle approaching any obstacle that will make it change lanes. It's a recipe for disaster. It's right up there with assuming traffic joining the motorway (interstate for the Americans) is only going to join the first lane before checking mirrors and moving further, the number of drivers who join the motorway and decide to just merge over two lanes for no real reason other than not wanting to be in the "slow" lane.
Which bike is that
That would be an s1 yamaha fz6 i think. Has the same gauge cluster, fairing design, mirror placement and windshield as mine (04 fz6)
And that's why you ALWAYS leave yourself an out.
Probably a new TikTok trend. "Use the handbrake at 70mph!".
Swerve and brake...
Why do people "overtake" by tailing the vehicle in front? Makes no sense at all....
Because the road belongs to them and everyone else should get out of their way and if anything does go bad it's obviously the fault of all the other shitty drivers on the road.
This would definitely be a "stop as quickly as you can, get off the bike, sit down, and let the adrenaline leave your system" kind of times
+100 points for dodging that car
Hey look another FZ6
The rider be like, "oh no, anyway"
Alternatively the rider be like "who shit my pants?"
Just started learning how to ride recently. Still haven’t went out on the road too much besides my neighborhood. This doesn’t help me! lol.
For myself, I find it helpful to analysis videos like this. It helps me perceive dangers when I'm riding that I might never have thought of. I feel like I'm a safer rider because I've seen what can go wrong.
I love this video... neither rider choked, saw a situation develop, and responded by moving to an open space.
So often the "stomp on the rear brake and stuff the bike" videos get defended by vox populi and devolve into extended excuses of why the rider couldn't have avoided the issue (the police car incident @ 1/3 this speed comes to mind) that it's great to see capable, competent riders.
Nice manevre bro! But in situations like this where you need a quick reaction it’s better to turn the steering wheel a little to the right.
You should've made the car change its windshield 😂
I was in very similar situation, guy was doing u-turn and I was filtering on the outside. Since it was pretty wide, one way road, every one was doing 30-40mph, I was filtering at around 45mph. So this guy is starting doing u-turn (it's prohibited since it's continuous line), and is not stopping. My only option was to swerve at oncoming traffic or speed up since I was committed in overtaking him, I could not slow down in time. I sped up.
My shoe touched his front mudguard and I could then feel my wheel scraped on it as well, basically I was fast enough to gently touch his car with my shoe and then rim, it was that close.
I don't overtake like this anymore.
I've been riding for 30 years. I have one rule that I follow more religiously than any other:
- Don't ride on an interstate or freeway.
Nothing good can come from it. *In my car* I have hit shovels, plywood, semi-truck tire fragments and giant potholes at 75 mph. I once dodged a couch that slid off the back of a trailer in front of me. Bikers are literally invisible to cars and trucks, and can get lane squeezed at any time.
Also- Interstates are the most boring ways to travel, and then add to that the stress of it all. Forget it- I'll take just a little longer to get to my destination by riding state roads and byways.
It's traffic moving the same way, if you're careful it's safer than a lot of rides.
Yeah, my legs would shake for 30 minutes after that one
I would’ve been flying
Someone give me his thumb, mans a whole ass good luck charm.
Our Farther in Heaven was with him.
why not with the driver that did the thing?
This is why I'm both terrified and excited to ride A motorcycle when I'm ready
No head check to the left, I was anticipating a collision from the left lane.
Rider in front was oblivious to what just happened...
This is why I practice swerving
Looks like someone stuck a discman to your dash.
That's good riding!
Push left go left
Push left go left
That’s why u don’t overtake (undertake) on the right
i wonder if the biker in front even realized how close he was to getting hit, that looked inches from his tail.
lane position is a constantly managed decision, dictated by 360 degree monitoring. Trying to predict problems for every driver near you is job one. This guy nailed it and I'll assume (because of evident skill) he knew he had room on his left. No quick movements, no over correcting and it doesn't look like he even touched the brake lever. Brilliant.
Ok serious question, why did the rider not use counter steering here ? Literally this situation is in the practice exam, you need to avoid an unexpected obstacle using counter steering.
By pulling so much to the left it feels like he got so lucky that be barely made it, but if he would of used counter steering, he would avoid the car much faster.
I think you misunderstand what counter steering is. At this speed, there is literally no way to steer a motorcycle without counter steering. If he had tried to turn his bars to the left to go left, the bike would have gone to the right. In other words, at highway speeds (really anything above 25 mph), counter steering is just steering.
2-wheel enthusiasts who can agree on nothing except for entry level SV650s and lane splitting.