• Mar 29, 2010
How not to ride your Kawasaki - Click above to view the video after the jump

We all know the crap-your-pants sensation that comes along with seeing one of the boys in blue when you're doing something you shouldn't. It's usually accompanied by a phobia-like aversion of the throttle and an over familiarity with the brakes at the same time. If you're tearing it up on four wheels, inducing plenty of stopping power mid-turn will just make you look a fool. But, as our intrepid hero found out, grabbing a handful of brake on your favorite Kawasaki ZX-6R will have you kneeling at the asphalt altar in a hurry. Despite this guy's impressive slide, he's no Tanner Foust. This CHP officer hasn't had it this easy since training. See what we mean after the jump.

[Source: Hell for Leather via Asphalt & Rubber]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ahh, hello officer, how are you today?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ha... Made my day..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who was actually shooting this thing? They seemed to be following the bike and it's not a security camera or anything of that sort?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It was the back-up CHP personnel. Ever haul ass on a road, knowing there are no cops in sight and one pulls on the on-ramp or pops out of nowhere and starts tailing you? That's because they already tagged you from a distance and if you are caught speeding when the unit shows up, they nab you.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not only that, but what is the CHP doing up on Mulholland? That's LAPD territory.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Most likely the person filming it was a buddy. Because as mentioned, it's an awesome road. Why wouldn't you film it if you had the chance?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hmmmmmm

        Buddy films friend riding bike on Mulholland (potentially illegally, though I don't see much that suggests significant hoonage), sees CHP on outside of (apparently) climactic turn (given where he was shooting), catches his friend dump the bike and then posts on YouTube (where it gets picked up by AutoBlog). Agree that the buddy probably couldn't warn his friend of the Chipper in his future but, still, for posting on YouTube?... GREAT friend!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The cop caused the accident. Clearly the rider shoudn't have been covering the front brake in the turn but when he saw the car he grabbed a handful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      what the f are you talking about. xpolarx said just the opposite. your reading comprehension sucks so much, I bet you don't even read road signs properly. you shouldn't be allowed to ride..
      • 4 Years Ago
      No full leathers qualifies this guy as a "squid", right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jeans and dragging knees (second turn) definitely puts you in that category.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Better then the stupid kids who get their first crotch rocket and ride around in sandals, wife beaters and shorts. I have seen some pretty nasty accidents and some of those kids (I say kids because it seems like the teenagers are the only ones who do this) will be scarred for life...literally.

        People can have their own preference of what they want to ride in but come on, at least throw on a pair of jeans and a riding jacket (leather, kevlar reinforced....whatever).
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a fail.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm guessing the rider got spooked when he saw the cop and jabbed the brake, causing the bail. That cop was sitting there ready to go.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The guy got up to his feet that he was still sliding to a stop after he stood up. If he was able to get his feet that quickly I don't think you could make the argument that he was speeding. I wonder what the CHP officer is going to ticket the guy for.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Recklessness, I'm sure. Two good lessons there:
        1. Don't brake mid-turn.
        2. Speeding tickets are cheaper than fairing and paint.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "I wonder what the CHP officer is going to ticket the guy for."

        You must be new to driving.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Crossing the double yellow?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think he'll get a ticket for speeding. Maybe carelessness or stunting.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree.

        To me it seem like he wasn't doing anything wrong. He just fell off.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The guy got up to his feet SO FAST that he was......
        • 4 Years Ago
        He was clearly traveling too fast for conditions, if he couldn't stay in his lane. Imagine if he'd wiped just a few seconds earlier and took out the guy on the bicycle?

        Drive like that on a closed course. Don't do it on a public road.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A ticket is cheaper than paint, paintjob AND A TICKET :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jaywalking.
        • 4 Years Ago
        1. Failure to control his vehicle
        2. Lots of chuckling from CHP,
        3. An Air Force moral building "Fail" poster that I'm sure will make it's way to Nellis sometime in the near future.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The cop was there to catch precisely the kind of cat who spilled it in front of him, in my opinion. It's one thing to wreck a dirt bike on the dirt, it's another thing to ride a recreational vehicle this way around other motorists. Costly tickets should be written.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The whole thing seems a little odd to me. First, why is the thing being filmed? Then I wonder why the guy was going at a pretty good clip prior to the last turn but then slowed significantly on the final turn. In other words, based on how he was riding, he should have been going a lot faster in the final turn than he was. Then, finally, you have the reaction time of the cop. I mean it was like he was waiting for the accident to happen. Like he knew it was coming. To me, it looked like somebody filming a staged incident.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Grabbing a handful of brake (meaning that you're using the front brake) in a turn wouldn't result in a lowside. It would result in a highside, which is much worse.
        • 4 Years Ago
        False. if you watch motorcycle racing you will see that almost every lowside results from losing the front end. highsiding occurs when the rear end loses grip, slides out, and then catches (almost like a pole vault).
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