And this is why we can't have nice things... :wink2:
I was thinking exactly the same thing... he never settled onto his line through that corner, and that left him in a bad position for entry to the next. Yet another example of someone with more money than skill.He lost control the previous corner and was not set up for the next where he crashed because the bike had no throttle and way too much lean angle for the speed.
Ya, sloppy lines on the first corner, not set up going into the left-hander, still on the brakes mid-lane when he tipped in... it broke free BAM before he had much lean angle. Slicks and/or braking & turning on a cold wet road could be the whole story... otherwise he might have eeked it out with scraped pegs and a monster dose of adrenaline.Looked like the bike got ahead of him a corner ahead and he tried to ride it out. Given his meandering line prior to the last 2 corners and sketchy throttle control I also suspect he was either inexperienced or his mind wasn't on the ride. One of the guys on youtube noticed he was on track tires... can you even put enough heat into track tires to get them performing reasonably on the street?
Yeah I noticed that. He was definitely not going overly fast. Normally when a Ducati V4 crashes you see a swarm of Michelin techs huddled around the bike afterwards too...Ummm, ..... he was only going 36 MPH when he crashed.
I didn't know you could crash a V4 at 36 MPH.
You're right, he never closed the throttle. I still think he was not expecting the turn to tighten up. Now lets figure this out. Where on the Dragon is this sign? I was just up there last week. I don't think I've ever noticed the sign before.He was still in the throttle. Still had plenty of lean for the bike and in his head. Seems cold tire to me.
I noticed the tread pattern from the video... I knew that the V4 wears Pirelli's and when I started looking at pictures of their motorcycle tire tread patterns the first one I saw that matched the ones in the video was the SC. Now that I see the SP I'm thinking you are most likely correct. Regardless, as I pointed out, the Diablo Rosso Corsa's I have on my bike are slippery enough when the weather is anything but toasty warm, and they only have to deal with a measly 112Hp.How did you determine what tires he was running from the video? I think I read somewhere that the V4 comes with the Supercorsa SP. A little different and more street oriented but still track capable. SC’s need tire warmers. SP’s don’t.
Truth...And there are corners on the Dragon where 35mph is fast.