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[news]-motorcyclist not improving public image

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by livingstonest, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/boys-hurt-after-bikers-bar-burnouts/2007/01/23/1169330868304.html

    Boys hurt after biker's bar burnouts
    Email Print Normal font Large font January 23, 2007 - 10:26AM

    An "irresponsible, idiotic" Harley Davidson rider has been arrested after riding his bike into a bar and doing wheelspins before riding out and crashing into three young boys, police say.

    Sergeant Malcolm Wallace today hit out at the offender responsible for the incident on Saturday at the Kumeu annual hot rod show, north-west of Auckland in New Zealand.

    He said the man rode his Harley into a pavilion being used as a bar.

    "For more than 30 seconds the rider completed several burnouts inside the bar," Mr Wallace said.

    "The rider then rode out the front entrance on one wheel and almost immediately lost control, injuring three boys aged eight to 10 years, who were among the crowd of over 200 assembled outside."

    The three boys were taken to North Shore Hospital with abrasions but were later released.

    "They were very lucky not to have suffered further serious injury," Mr Wallace said.

    Mr Wallace said police quickly arrested the man after the incident, otherwise he may have faced a different sort of justice.

    "The angry crowd were preparing to take assertive action and the scene could have become very nasty.

    "This rider demonstrated extremely reckless, unacceptable behaviour. Those who witnessed the incident were appalled and horrified."

    A 42-year-old Glen Eden, Auckland, man is to appear in Waitakere District Court on Thursday, charged with driving with excess alcohol, reckless driving, and substantial loss of traction - an offence carrying a maximum penalty of three months' jail, a $NZ4,500 ($A4,000) fine and six month disqualification.
  2. :LOL: substantial loss of traction :LOL:
  3. He wheelied a Harley out the front door of a pub?

    I don't know whether to applaud or call shenanigans.
  4. Yeah, I'm with Loz, this story is bullshit. There's no way a harley can wheelie like that...

  5. ...I'm thinking shenanigans... unless it was a highly modified v-rod???? It was a customised hot rod show afterall...

    Or maybe it means literally what it says... the bike was on one wheel... coz one fell off! :rofl:
  6. Eexecive lose of tracktion.

    thats even better than

    exhibiting deacelaration
  7. #7 DuHAST, Jan 24, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015
  8. Love that second one DuHAST. :LOL:

    There's something morbidly satisfying about seeing a harley go down. What was he thinking using that much rear brake? :LOL: