I will start with a controversial point... My ZX6R has been off the clock at 180mph. In the real world this is probably around 150-160. My friend who ride those big bad sports bikes have been on the limiters pretty much every time they are out. It's no big deal and actually quite FUN.
It seems that the people who wish to control every aspects of our lives want to make examples of others. A more prime example than this story I can not find but the nonsense is not simply limited to this poor chap.
Have any of you actually every done 100+++. I seem to question a lot of these 'i never speed' type people. Maybe the whole 'image' thing about bikes has missed them... Let me remind you. People buy bikes for various reasons but I would imagine that by FAR the biggest reason is the acceleration and the speeds that they are capable of. If there is a REAL issue with these speeds then why the hell are the bikes able to do them????????????? Answer me that in a clear and concise manner without any persuasion towards political dogma and I will buy you a pint!
The other aspect within the 'control of everyone' field is this nonsense that is constantly spewed forth by the under-educated and completely blatantly useless prosecutors/judges. This big bad 'WHAT IF' nonsense has went on long enough. If you have EVER been in one of the local money making franchises of the 'justice system' (courts) then you will be able to back me up on this one or at least hazard a convincing agreement, COURTS ARE SUPPOSED TO FOCUS ON ACTUAL FACTS. Just you try going in there and talking rubbish.......
Seems though that the court itself and those within are allowed to simply ignore the facts and 'send out a message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated'. Well, f*ck me, WHY NOT? We bend over backwards to tolerate hate filled religious groups, ferile youths mugging grannies and shoplifting drug abusers yet we simply will not tolerate a MAN out on his bike getting a 'little' carried away. Don't for one minute think the guy didn't just get a little carried away!
Christ. If the guy knew what the results would've been then why'd he stop? Why'd he not keep going? I know I would've as I've been patronised and I know the 'heavy hand' of the law is a one sided joke. The guy twisted his throttle, got some blood pumping and was then stopped, charged and now jailed by a bunch of self interested ars*holes that give little care to anything other than their own little pockets and their own simplified agendas.
Now, please feel free to have a go. Write some bull*hit about what 'could' have happened but I more readily like to focus on the facts, the ACTUAL FACTS. Guy was speeding, guy stopped, guy jailed.
Take your 100mph theoretical Range Rover and stick it where the judges doesn't shine. Even better, ram it into your local court building............... Then again, WHAT IF?
'What If' is a control mechanism. Use you blooming intelligence and see the sentencing of this man as a complete failure in the justice system (or at least what pretends to be justice). That mans life has just been RUINED for the sake of a little bit of fun which resulted in NO HARM, NO ACCIDENTS AND NO INCONVENIENCE TO MAN OR ANIMAL... Then again, WHAT IF?