KTM Rider Falls After Brief Encounter With VW Golf

The dangers of riding a motorcycle are well known and in most cases, can be anticipated, though sometimes accidents still happen pretty much out of the blue.

The rider of this KTM RC 200 bike now knows that all too well, unfortunately, but on the flip side, the fall, which technically was 100% the VW Golf driver’s fault, wasn’t that bad.

According to the video’s description, the rider only suffered bruises on his knee and hip and managed to get back up quickly after the driver of the Golf, for some reason, decided not to wait until the motorcycle had gone by.

Speed (or the lack off) also played a role in this incident. Despite the rider slowing down as he approached the intersection, he probably wasn’t going all that fast in the first place, seen as how the KTM RC 200 only packs a 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine, putting down 19 kW (25 HP).

In the end, despite that VW Golf creeping forward at precisely the wrong time, we can’t help but feel as if the rider could have simply taken a wider trajectory while avoiding the car.

VIDEO

FCA To Build New Battery Hub At Its Turin Factory

FCA’s Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy will also be responsible for building the all-electric Fiat 500.

VW Golf Countdown: 2008-2012 Mk6 Made Safety And Comfort Breakthroughs

VW managed to shift 2.85 million units of the sixth-gen Golf, which offered a plethora of driving assist systems as well as a wide selection of petrol and diesel engines.

All-New Honda Jazz Is Hybrid-Only In Europe, Launches In Mid-2020

The 2020 Honda Jazz will pack a standard two-motor hybrid powertrain offering “EV-like driving dynamics”.

2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8, Here’s (Likely) The First Official Picture

The official unveiling of the all-new 2020 VW Golf will take place Thursday evening on October 24.

Skoda CEO Tells Employees Not To Worry About Potential Move Downmarket

VW reportedly wants Skoda to play in the market segment of cars costing between €10,000 and €20,000.

Huawei To Use 5G To Develop Advanced Self-Driving Car Radars

Huawei is looking to increase its presence in the autonomous technology industry.

VW Will Let You Test Drive A Touareg For Two Days In The UK

UK pricing for VW’s flagship SUV kicks off from £49,135 in SEL trim with a V6 diesel.

China-Bound Skoda Kamiq GT Joins The Crossover Coupe Party

The Kamiq GT will be officially launched on November 4 and is limited to the Chinese car market.

Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition Drops The Curtain On Legendary Engine

Subaru will build 555 units of the WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition, and all are destined for the domestic market.

Levorg Pre-Production Prototype Shows Subaru’s Next-Gen Mid-Size Wagon

The new Levorg will launch in Japan in Q2 2020 with a new boxer engine and a comprehensive safety gear suite.