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Strange but true

Published: 11 February 2002

Those born under Gemini are the most likely to crash… our latest Strange But True round-up reveals. If you have something worthy of inclusion in the next, e-mail jon.urry@emap.com

AUSTRALIA: Next time someone offers you a pillion ride remember to ask which star sign they are. According to a recent survey in Australia Geminis are most likely to crash. " Geminis are restless, easily bored and frustrated by things moving slowly, " said one of the researchers. Capricorns are the least likely to crash.

AMERICA: Traffic cops in Las Vegas are going a little over the top to halt speeding motorists. Up to ten bike cops will wait in successive junctions to really ram the message home. Perhaps city-dwellers suffer from short-term memory loss?

U.S. firm RB racing has developed a turbo for the BMW K1200LT. With power boosted up 173bhp to 275bhp this is one tourer that could surprise a few sports bike riders at the lights.

HOME: Buying a Harley V-Rod has cost a man from Herts over £200,000. The rider, who wished to remain anonymous, is so paranoid about getting his £14,000 bike stolen he has moved house because his old one didn’t have a garage!

MALAYSIA: Motorists are being warned to look out for a conman faking a road accident. The man grazes his bike against cars in Ipoh then pretends to fall off into the road where he splashes a red substance all over himself before demanding money for medical expenses.

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