BMWSportTouring BMWST DB
Topic Options
#995616 - 08/28/17 11:53 PM Motorcycle - Bear crash
TheOtherLee Offline

Registered: 09/17/11
Posts: 839
Loc: Wilsonville, Oregon, USA
Here's a type of accident I hadn't dreamed of: *link*
-Lee, '03 R1150RT, 124K miles.
"It's all tore down"

#995626 - 08/29/17 02:37 AM Re: Motorcycle - Bear crash [Re: TheOtherLee]
szurszewski Offline

Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 2136
Loc: Portland, OR
Glad the guy survived - too bad about the bear.

I've never seen a moto vs bear crash but I saw a brown bear hit by a car at the end of our lawn one day in Juneau. Car wasn't going that fast but still a lot of damage to it (and the bear), so I can easily imagine it being quite bad on a bike at highway speed.
*insert witty remark here*

#995630 - 08/29/17 08:00 AM Re: Motorcycle - Bear crash [Re: TheOtherLee]
farmerboy Offline

Registered: 05/24/16
Posts: 146
Loc: Warrington, UK
I have to say I was astonished at the number of bears I saw on my recent ride up to Alaska... they seemed to be everywhere and I regularly spotted them on the side of the road or crossing in front of us.... not to mention deer, moose, elk etc. You guys sure have a lot of wildlife!
R1200RT 2006 in UK
Versys 650 LT (2015) in Texas