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Simon Patterson  says:

Video: French Journalist has FJR1300 accident

One of MCN's French colleagues from Moto journal had an unfortunate accident last week while out testing the new Yamaha FJR1300. While riding down a pier, he inadvertently clipped one of his pannier off a bollard, which was just enough to send him out of control... The journalist escaped luckily, with just bruising and an injured thumb.

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  • Posted 2 years ago (05 December 2012 15:42)

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Jan 04

Posts: 152

venturer says:

ABS and Traction Control

this is the kind of test we are looking for, stop all this talk of pulling wheelies, we want to know how it performs in the new euro sailing boat escape test, this one passed, great work.  

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Feb 09

Posts: 11

jovee says:

Odd Bollard!!

Couple of bollards just stuck in random places? Whats the point? And they paint them a great colour. Really visible, i must say!!!. Also its shorter than the others and would be in his blind-spot quite easily. Could of happened to anyone.

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Feb 10

Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:


When I first saw your heading "Odd Bollard", for some reason I read it as "All Aboard"  :lol::lol::lol:

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:


My guess is the bollards are there to keep motor vehicles away from the edge so why does this journalist think it doesn't apply to him.

At least "journalist" explains why there was a camera filming it. Bet it takes forever for him to live that one down.

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Aug 02

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Hedgehog5 says:

Pierre'ing over the edge?

... Yamaha haven't adopted the quayless ignition then?

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Jan 08

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KimLondon says:

I was expecting it to fly!

Maybe I've been watching too many old Bond films...

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Nov 02

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norris says:


The new FJR handled fairly well at low speeds despite the weight (on my head) but once stopped it was hard to start, I believe the new engine is prone to flooding.

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Nov 02

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norris says:

The British Governments

New inspectors drop in unexpectedly on Philip Greens new yacht (Tax avoidance2).

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Feb 12

Posts: 161

plumber01 says:


What did he do next, call the RAC and tell them he thinks its flooded!

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Sep 10

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SatNavSteve says:

Well I heard the captain of one of the yachts said 'if you are in the area, drop in', so he did! What the hell was he trying to show riding around there?

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