Terrible use of statistics pal..Apples vs oranges big time.. A better statistic would be accident/number of riders. Or compare the increas in the number of accidents with the increase in the number of riders or the number of motorcycles registered. The number of motorcycles sold isn't broken down by replacement bikes vs first bikes... Let see if can break down your argument with an example. In a town called Gray Pony Tail there are were 5 motorcycles sold this year vs 1 sold last year. The accidents were 4 this year vs 3 last year. Using your logic. There was a 33% in accidents vs a 500% increase in motorcycles sold.. Seems like that number of accidents per motorcycles sold says things are better. But actually there are only 7 motorcycles in the town of Gray Pony tail this year. The 5 sold this year were replacement bikes and the 1 sold last year was a new bike. Given the rest of the story GPT had an accident rate of 4/7 = 57% this year vs 3/6 or 50% last year. Do you see how your use of bikes sold is totally bogus i.e wrong i.e really poor
So not crashing is the key to not dying? I would have never figured that out. I figured running my Busa headlong into a building at 165 mph and having my helmet save my life would be the answer. No wonder I never passed the 6th grade. And the reason that a 'world class athlete' like Ben R. can't ride? It's because the THINKS he can ride just because he's an athlete. Buz thinks he can play golf just because he can swing a club too.
I have also noticed that a lot more ladies are riding lately than I have ever seen before. Roads I ride on that was virtually deserted only a few years back now seem to have a lot of two-wheeled traffic.
There is definitely a strong correlation between motorcycle sales number and number of motorcyclists.
"The "Fatality Rate per 100 Million" (miles traveled), which has nearly doubled from 22.73 to 39.89 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled during the period of 1997 to 2004 (See Note 1 below). This is the chart that should be the focus of concern, because the numbers are sobering." from see more Facts and data
You guys crack me up.. Burns is right "bikers are such mental giants"