Eugene Laverty, aboard his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000, led the field today as the first day of World Superbike testing got underway at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, site of the first race of the 2014 season. Under sunny skies and perfect weather conditions, Laverty adapted quickly to his new ride after spending last […]
Top Ten Strangest Motorcycle Stories of 2012
5. Thief Steals Motorcycle from Crash Victim
It’s always nice to hear a story about a Good Samaritan coming to the aid of a motorcyclist following a crash. Not so nice is when this Samaritan turns out to be less than good, volunteering to wheel a crashed bike out of traffic, then riding off with it while its owner lies on the ground with serious injuries.
Glenn Hawkins crashed his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R trying to avoid a bicyclist who had suddenly stepped in front of his path. Hawkins slid to the ground, braking his collar bone while also cracking two ribs and puncturing a lung. As he lay there, a passer-by offered to move the Ninja … and didn’t stop until he was long out of sight.
“I came off my bike and skidded along the road. When I got up I said ‘where’s my bike?’ and I was told someone had stolen it,” Hawkins tells the Daily Mail.