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Biker clocked at 122mph with son



Robert Bennet's 14-year-old son was a pillion passenger on the motorbike


A Devon motorcyclist has been told he could face jail after he was caught speeding at 122mph (196kph) - with his 14-year-old son riding pillion.
Robert Bennett opened the throttle on his 1300cc Suzuki because it started to rain, Exeter Crown Court was told.
The cleaning supervisor was on the A361 North Devon Link road near South Molton when he was caught by a police camera.
Bennett, from Barnstaple, admitted dangerous driving and was bailed until March for sentencing.
He was also banned from driving until he is sentenced next month.
Christopher Bennett, prosecuting, said a police officer was sitting in a van when he heard a motorbike accelerating hard and he activated the camera.
Dual carriageway
Bennett was snapped doing 122mph and the camera also picked up his son holding on with his bare hands to the back of his seat.
David Sapiecha, defending, said Bennett had ridden the bike at that speed for about a quarter to half a mile on the 60mph dual carriageway.

I hold my hands up - I was doing 122mph on that road and that was dangerous, especially with my lad on board



Robert Bennett, motorcyclist


He said: "He accepts his 14-year-old son was on board at the time. He now accepts that that was dangerous.
"There were no injuries, there was no accident."
Judge Phillip Wassall adjourned the case for a reports, but told Bennett that custody was one of the options open to the court.
The judge said: "You have pleaded guilty to a serious offence."
Outside the court, Bennett said: "I have been riding bikes since I was a lad.
"My Suzuki GSX-R is a 1300cc machine. It is the fastest bike around and it has a top speed of 220mph. "But I hold my hands up. I was doing 122mph on that road and that was dangerous, especially with my lad on board. "But it had started to rain and I pulled back the throttle."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/7865197.stm
 

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"My Suzuki GSX-R is a 1300cc machine. It is the fastest bike around and it has a top speed of 220mph. "But I hold my hands up. I was doing 122mph on that road and that was dangerous, especially with my lad on board. "But it had started to rain and I pulled back the throttle



Last time I checked it takes a lot of mods to make a Busa go 220. They top out no limiter at under 200. That last 20 MPH he claims takes about 50 Plus HP.

Another stupid squid making us all look like idiots... And taking his 14yr old along with.
 

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What? You guys never heard of the but, "Judge, I could have been going 220 mph defense (or is that "defence" in merry ole England)"?

"Really, Judge, I was taking it easy while still trying to drive fast enough to keep the raindrops from hitting my boy and me."

"No, no, I hadn't considered that the roadway would be at its slippiest when it just started raining due to the oily crap on the road. Nope, just hadn't considered that."

"Seriously though, my Leige, I now see the error of my ways and promise never to exceed 88 mph, or the speed of light as it were, mate."
 

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He sped up because it was raining? Once you're wet, you're wet. You can't get more wet.

What a dumbass. Hey, here's an idea... pull off at a diner, buy your kid a hot chocolate, and wait it out.
 
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