We have seen several incidents in the past where YouTube influencers try to touch the magical 300 km/h speed limit. While some of them have succeeded in doing so, it remains highly dangerous. The latest accident of Agastya Chauhan on the Yamuna Expressway shows the same.
The horrific accident during the attempt to reach 300 km/h on the Yamuna Expressway caused Agastya to lose his life on the spot. Many reports claim that Agastya was a professional biker. However, we think that he was simply riding bikes for a long time and making videos on them. Professional bikers go through regular training processes from well-established schools like California Superbike School.
The accident took place when Agastya was travelling from Agra to Delhi on Yamuna Expressway. The exact location of the incident is 47 Mile in the Tappal police station area in Uttar Pradesh. The rider lost control while attempting to reach the 300 km/h mark and hit a divider on the expressway.
The Kawasaki ZX-10R, which he was riding was splattered to pieces and even his helmet broke into several pieces. The rider died on the spot due to head trauma.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R features a 998cc, inline four-cylinder engine that can generate a maximum power of 197.3 Bhp at 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113.5 Nm at 11,500 rpm. The bike is electronically limited to a top speed of 299 km/h for safety reasons. It is a track-focussed machine.
Biker arrested for attempting 300 km/h
During the nationwide lockdown in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, a biker from Bangalore attempted a similar dangerous stunt. The biker posted a video of himself riding a Yamaha YZF-R1 at 299 km/h on public roads and was later caught by the police. While no official action has been taken against the rider yet for his reckless behavior.
Speeding on public roads is always extremely hazardous. Even for experienced riders who have been riding superbikes for a long time, high speeds on Indian roads can be unpredictable, and accidents can happen quickly. For everyone’s safety, speeding should be restricted to tracks.
Some may argue that even tracks are not completely safe and that crashes happen all the time. While that may be true, racing tracks offer a much more controlled environment than public roads. The risk of crashing on a track is much lower due to the absence of public traffic and stray animals, and tracks are designed to absorb the impact of crashes and protect riders from fatal injuries. Furthermore, most tracks provide medical treatment that can be crucial during the initial moments after an accident. It is always better to perform high-speed runs in a controlled environment rather than on public roads.