An unknown road on a motorcycle is dangerous as much as it’s exciting, and this is exactly why taking it easy is a good option, especially when faced with unknown roads. A Bajaj Dominar owner thought otherwise, and took a corner too fast on an unknown road. And the entire sequence of events were captured on camera. Here it is.
As the video indicates, the rider on the Dominar speeds off, leaving a Bajaj Avenger cruiser far behind. From the video, it appears that the rider of the Avenger is familiar with the road, which is why he seems to be taking it easy.
The Dominar rider, riding hard, goes off road in a tight corner, straight into a ditch. A bunch of sticks placed on the ditch save him from a bigger crash. Luckily for the Bajaj Dominar rider, he’s able to walk away from the crash learning a few valuable lessons in the process.
Motorcycles such as the Bajaj Dominar 400 are very powerful, and can reach illegal speeds in seconds. For instance, the Dominar is powered by a 373cc, four stroke engine with 35 Bhp and 35 Nm, and has a top speed in excess of 145 Kph. It can accelerate to 100 Kph from standstill in just 6-7 seconds, which makes it very dangerous in the wrong hands. It’s a heavy motorcycle weighing over 180 kilograms, and needs to be treated with respect. Yes, it does get dual channel ABS as an option but that’s no safeguard against stupid riding.
The Dominar rider is wearing riding gear including a crash helmet, a riding jacket, gloves and shoes. This explains why he was able to walk away without as much as a scratch on his body. Riding gear is the only thing that actually protects a motorcyclist in a crash, which is why it’s very important to be kitted up at all times.
Video courtesy TheShinchan