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Steve Farrell  says:

Bike journo caught at 160mph was ‘euphoric’ after proposing to girlfriend

A motorcycle journalist caught speeding at 160mph has been banned for three months after telling a court his girlfriend had just agreed to marry him. Andrew Stevens, 30, who writes for a website, was filmed pulling wheelies at up to 80mph on his Yamaha R1 test bike. He was followed by an unmarked police bike along Seven Mile Lane,...

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mozart

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mozart says:

Slow

Quite boring really, only 160, pah

 

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hale992

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hale992 says:

Victim?

Who was the victim that got the £15?  Oh sorry, I know - it's just another tax.

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oldthing

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oldthing says:

lovely boy

Another plonker with no common sense,self control or the ability to use his mirrors, there's a time and place for this behavour ; its called a racetrack.He got off very lightly, maybe the magistrate had just proposed to his girlfriend?

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ChimneyPortions

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lf it is unsafe for the journalist to do 160mph why was it safe for the policeman?

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piroflip

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piroflip says:

I'll bet the copper..........

...........enjoyed his 160mph thrash. What a pity the rest of us live in our cotton wool wrapped society. If I see a bike behind me I always assume it's the fuzz. Biking 40+ years, never been caught yet. A road record 165. Motorway record 187. Fuck the police.

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shallwedance

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shallwedance says:

speeder

at least they didnt gaol him

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killbillroom101

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feel sorry for him, never been that fast on roads( my bike wont do it 155 not so shoddy). why didnt the sneaky, underhand scumbag of a copper pull him over at the first offence. no that would involve engaging the human part of his brain. what the fuck made him think he was any safer at those speeds that the journo.

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mark3evo

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mark3evo says:

journo visordown

watched the vid and on the dual carriageway to beltring. there were no cars ahead, he looked pretty safe to me, took the wide line for the best view. no dangers unlucky la, just next time take a good look in your mirror and think could that be a copper

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Not Here

This would never happen in much of the US where the motorcycle cops ride Harley-Davidson and Victory bikes that really start wheezing above the ton.

www.lasdhq.org/sites/motorcycle-test/2012.pdf

Scroll down to page 64 for acceleration test results.
 

 

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ClaretEverywhere

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Fair enough.

Why didn't the copper pull the guy for the first speeding violation? Why did he have to carry on following him, goading him into riding even faster and pulling wheelies? Why didn't that damned pig do his job and enforce the law in the swiftest and most draconian manner?

Erm, maybe the copper thought he'd cut the speeder some slack for a bit. You know, accept that he was carrying out an overtake, got a bit throttle happy, we all do it etc etc. Then maybe he realised a little later that actually the guy was riding with complete abandon and generally showing off, and deserved to be pulled over and taught a lesson.

Why do some bikers feel goaded by other road users? I don't get it. If you're that that hungry for race victories maybe you should be in WSBK. Sorry, what's that? You're not a good enough rider? Oh, that's a shame.

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