Watch and Learn: High-Speed Sidecar Trick Goes Very Wrong

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Funny and convenient as they are, sidecar motorcycles come with a very high rick factor when it comes to speeding. This is the lesson two (possibly) Russian guys (judging by the swearwords) have learned in a very, very hard way.
Very stable in a straight line, sidecar motorcycles tend to lose balance quite quickly when braking and especially when cornering. Braking hard while turning is already a very bad idea on a two-wheeled motorcycle, even if it can lean to compensate for all the forces trying to bring it down, so doing this while aboard of a speeding sidecar can only produce a crash.

Which is exactly what happened, as the bike flipped over with extreme ease, hurting the rider and his passenger to a degree which remained unknown to us, possibly for the better. Needless to say that neither of the two was wearing any sort of protective gear...

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