Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Milford, NJ, USA
Re: Hitting a critter
The "eat in one sitting" rule is quite accurate, if gross.
That topic was already discussed several times - and I posted stuff shown below in the past on ADV. Here is a refresher for your entertainment:
A demonstration from the MS2 Motorcycle Safety School, based in Munich. Apparently, you can run through even that size obstacle.
Actually, the demonstrating rider, owner of the MS2 school, is a very skilled ex-pro MX racer (I have been on a dual-sport tour guided by him) and even he had some trouble recovering. But the general gist of his video is that unless you are in big danger of hurting yourself in a direct collision, you are better off not trying avoidance maneuvers.
The clip is in German, but don't worry: roll up to time marker 1:15.
Robert in Northern NJ
'09 R12GS, '08 R12RT, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS - time to thin the herd?
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