Rider skill, not bike choice. It is called following too closely. A dual sport set up for dual sporting would have had the same issue. A Concours would have had the same issue. I whipped my Concours to the right in an evasive maneuver at 70mph and the suspension complained greatly.You make sense, and I get it. For me, it's a serious step backwards, in safety. I'm not our pushing things to the limit on a normal basis. I like those high limits when something unexpected happens.
I feel like most fatal crashes I see will be on a bike like this. A modern machine built with the best technology 1970 had to offer. Who's to say. He may have avoided the car has he been riding something that would handle. Maybe better brakes would have allowed him to slow. Of course, no need for a helmet as its not against the law.
I think if the American public took a huge interest in restoring 1972 ford pints, and driving them, we would see someone step in and stop the nonsense. However, in motorcycling, it's encouraged, and it's cool.
This guy never really needed a good handling machine, or a helmet, until he hit the fender. Then it made sense.
Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-15 identified - Story | Utah
Troopers could write thousands of tickets a day for following too close.