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If you’ve attended a motorcycle trackday recently, there’s a high likelihood the organizers told everyone multiple times to secure their cameras to their bikes. This is why. Barry Reynolds was attending a trackday at Texas World Speedway recently, aboard his Yamaha R1, when out of nowhere he was smacked by a GoPro camera that had fallen off a bike in front of him. Reynolds estimates the impact occurred at 160 mph. Check out the video below for visual proof.
Thankfully, Reynolds was able to keep his R1 upright, but the action camera did a fair bit of damage. Upon impact, the GoPro smashed through his windscreen and damaged the gauge cluster before hitting Reynolds in the chest. Let’s hope he was wearing a chest protector.
Let this serve as a reminder, folks. Keep your cameras secured to either you or your bike at all times.