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His throttle control sucked...
just the throttle control? i'd say the whole thing.

he was basically bolt upright and afraid to corner any harder, got spooked by the corner tightening up and stood up for no reason.
though the crash specifically was caused by front brake in the dirt. he could have switched to the rear and rode it out. actually, he could have even come to a complete stop before running out of pavement.
 

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YouTube description says he was trying to catch the other riders... and approx a mile up the road one of the other two that were racing crashed a lot worse.

I work at UT Medical Center in Knoxville and we get kids like this in every week from the Dragon. 99% of them were "trying to keep up" with friends or other riders. Most of the time they are relatively easy to treat though (broken wrist, maybe some rash).
 

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:facepalm:

That kid is ridiculously lucky that he had a relatively flat runoff space and that there wasn't a car around the bend.

Why he is riding an R6 is beyond me. Why anyone that purchases a motorcycle doesn't take it to the track to tune up their riding skills is beyond me. It's cheaper than a ticket and you can ride with people that are of similar skill level.

It was an easier corner. I could have taken that close to 100mph on my SV without breaking a sweat.

Just wow. Too many squids out there.
 

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That's what happens when you ride fast on an unfamiliar road. A tiny crest, one second of not seeing how tight the upcoming corner is and you're on your a55, because by the time you see the corner, you're already heading straight on, and it's way too late to do anything.

A similar video was posted on reddit (in /r/motorcycles) but this guy had a passanger, riding way too fast on slippery roads. It's ponderous to me, are people really this dumb when they are in their late teens?
 

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Could have been much worse. Roads look like here in US. From the video i think he panicked when he could not figure out the corner... The rest of the group might have known the road, which would definitely assist their speed in this situation...
 
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