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Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

18626 Views 102 Replies 33 Participants Last post by  eddyline
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Seriously though, I guess I'd have to agree with Sean. Even the new rider on the Harley may have been taking risks that were a little too high in general - I don't know how fast he happened to be going, but I know I routinely see guys going down two-lane rural roads at night as fast as they would during the day. Now maybe some guys have much better night perception than I do, but I'll say that for me I tend to back off some at night, finding my ability to judge exact distances and speeds not as precise in darkness than in the light of day, not to mention making reading the road ahead of you from a long way off that much harder. I believe it's called "out-riding your headlights".
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Yeah the F650 is considered low hp, but it will go 0-60 in well under 5 seconds. Not bad.

I suppose that the HD newbie could have gotten himself into trouble on any bike, but I have to think that the weight of the HD makes it harder to handle for a new rider.

Interesting that you compare the bmw to your Nighthawk. I'm thinking about getting either an old Nighthawk or a F650 as a commuter/bad weather bike. If I can find the right Nighthawk the difference in price will make the decision for me, but the rainy season is coming soon, so I might have to go new.

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