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383mph? That’s some motorcycle.

An Italian motorcyclist is appealing after he lost his license when speed cameras clocked him at an impossible 383 mph.

Paolo Turina, 26 – who also copped a £200 fine – claims the speed camera was clearly so defective the charge should never have been brought.

“If I could go that fast I’d enter my bike in the MotoGP world championships. Valentino Rossi would not stand a chance. What did they think they were clocking – a jet fighter?” asked Mr Turina, of Cernusco Lombardone.

via Ananova – Biker clocked at 383mph

The cops say the camera was working fine but the clerk who wrote it up wasn’t.

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Bikes, Dumb Bureaucrats | | Comments Off on 383mph? That’s some motorcycle.

Motorcyclist flips bird, then just flips.

Police: Motorcyclist flipped bird, popped wheelie, crashed – Yahoo! News
A Long Island man who flipped his finger at a police cruiser and then popped a wheelie on his motorcycle is recovering from injuries after crashing.

Suffolk County Police said Frank Patti, 26, of West Islip, rode by the police car at a service station in Copiague at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say Patti made an obscene gesture to two officers in the car, popped a wheelie and then sped away.

Police gave chase.

When the motorcycle turned into a parking lot it crashed into a police car that had joined the chase.

Police said Patti was treated for minor injuries at Southside Hospital. He’s charged with fleeing police, resisting arrest and several traffic violations.

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Bikes, Dumb drivers, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Motorcyclist flips bird, then just flips.