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Why Death Rates for “Crotch Rocket” Motorcycles are Higher

Below, our team of motorcycle attorneys examine the extreme dangers posed by crotch rocket motorcycles and are continuing to increase at a rapid rate.

Studies show that “crotch rocket” motorcycle riders are much more likely to die in a motorcycle crash than other types of riders.  Some estimates show that the increase can be as much as four times.

I have also observed this same trend in my own practice as a motorcycle accident lawyer, because we have a much higher percentage of motorcycle accident victims who sustain serious injuries riding crotch rockets.

What is a “Crotch Rocket”?

A “crotch rocket” is a high-speed, high-performance, sport motorcycle that generally has an aerodynamic body shape which requires or encourages the rider to lean forward.

Crotch rockets are often called sport bikes, super bikes, supersport motorcycles, or racing bikes.  These motorcycles are light-weight, aerodynamic, and built on racing platforms that have been adapted for street-legal use.

The appeal of crotch rocket motorcycles is the same thing that can make them so dangerous if not handled properly: high speed.  We have all had that moment driving in our cars down the interstate and hearing a loud engine scream by and be out of sight in no time.

Crotch rockets and “supersports” motorcycles have significantly more horsepower than “normal” motorcycles, and some can reach speeds upwards of 200 mph!

Motorcycle accident injuries are more likely to be severe or fatal

It is important to note that motorcycle riders have an increased chance of serious injury or death in a crash.

Studies have shown that motorcycle riders are over 25 times more likely to die in a crash than in a car. They are also five times more likely to be injured than car drivers or passengers.  Further, even though “crotch rockets” only account for less than 10 percent of motorcycles out on the road, they account for over 25 percent of motorcycle rider deaths.

Combine these statistics with the fact that Georgia motorcycle fatalities are steadily on the rise, and you can see that “crotch rocket” motorcycles are the most dangerous way to injury yourself on the road.

Crotch Rockets: Need for Speed

The reason riders like a “crotch rocket” is the speed.  They want to go fast. After all, that is the whole point of a sport motorcycle.  However, there is a downside to this speed and adrenaline.

This serious speed can significantly increase the risk of death and serious injuries in a motorcycle crash.  Studies show that speed is one of the most significant factors contributing to fatal motorcycle crashes in Georgia.  In fact, over half of “crotch rocket” motorcycle fatal crashes are a direct result of excessive speed.

Further, Georgia statistics show that young riders are the most likely to die in a “crotch rocket” crash.  The age group 20-29 has the highest percentage of supersport motorcycle deaths in Georgia.

Regardless of the type of motorcycle you ride, always be sure to wear protective equipment and ride safely.  It could save your life.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident?  Our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you.

If you or someone you know has been in an motorcycle accident, read our guide on what you should do immediately after getting in a motorcycle accident.

At Georgia Auto Law, every member of our team specializes exclusively in Georgia motorcyclecar, and truck accidents.

We are the only law firm in Georgia handling only these case types.  This means that we do not focus our time, research, or resources on anything except winning you the most money on your motorcycle accident case.

You are welcome to call one of our motorcycle accident attorneys at any time, day or night, at (404) 662-4949.  You can also complete our consultation form, and one of our motorcycle accident lawyers will reach out to you within minutes.  With our No Fee Pledge™, you pay nothing. We are here for you.

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