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  • #61
    Death penalty for illegal street racing

    Two street racers in China could face the death penalty


    TWO motorcyclists in China who were charged with dangerous driving may face the death penalty after street racing illegally in Shanghai.

    Earlier illegal street racers faced less than 15 days in jail if it was found that their activities had no adverse consequences. However, police say that in line with new guidelines the pair may get a harsher punishment of up to seven years in prison or worse, if it is found that their actions may have been detrimental to the public.

    According to police, the two men met on Friday 3 February at 8pm and proceeded to speed through the streets and repeatedly disregard traffic signals on Yamaha and Honda litre bikes.

    Police noticed the pair on surveillance cameras, and patrolling officers attempted to stop the duo.

    The two riders evaded the police but were later identified from the surveillance camera footage and arrested. Both bikes were confiscated and police later discovered that the Yamaha was unlicensed and the Honda was using another person's licence plates.


    Source: Death penalty for illegal street racing - Motorcycle news: Bizarre - Visordown
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    • #62
      ^ This is China's biggest problem. They're total extremists! Ok, some people committed a crime by racing unlicensed bikes on streets, so you're gonna kill them or send them to 7 years of jail, is it?

      Somebody should really do something about it... The people in power in China are merciless brutes, given their regular appearance in World news over one reason or another...


      I believe they could've got away (even without an arrest) if it was some specific locations in India...
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      • #63
        Originally posted by Samarth 619 View Post
        I believe they could've got away (even without an arrest) if it was some specific locations in India...
        +1 ^^^ And needless to say this is India's problem
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        • #64
          Originally posted by Samarth 619 View Post
          I believe they could've got away (even without an arrest) if it was some specific locations in India...
          some specific locations?i thought it is possible in whole india,there are very less no. of cctvs,less no. of patroling cars on road,speed guns i have hardly seen,come to kolkata,i will show you a 3 km long butter smooth flyover where un-organized drags are going on every few minutes.speed limit is 40kmph,but you will find the slowest person there doing atleast 60-65 kmph.
          and the question remains why do i race?
          every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

          #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
          #overkill is underrated.
          #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.sigpic
          #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

          (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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          • #65
            some strict punishments must be given to law breakers on road but the Chinese way is simply unacceptable.
            OT:
            Challan/jail way in india should be replaced by challan+jail.I really look forward to see implementation of 2second rule in india which i think will reduce more than half of accidents.
            seriously how many drivers/riders know one can go left in a junction-very few in non-metros.
            Whenever i see bikes or cars i see adrenalin pumps instead of people carriers.Thats the way to define an automobile.
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            • #66
              Originally posted by sayank10 View Post
              some specific locations?i thought it is possible in whole india,there are very less no. of cctvs,less no. of patroling cars on road,speed guns i have hardly seen,come to kolkata,i will show you a 3 km long butter smooth flyover where un-organized drags are going on every few minutes.speed limit is 40kmph,but you will find the slowest person there doing atleast 60-65 kmph.
              So, you traveled the entire country or what?
              There are a lot of places in hyderabad where breaking most of the traffic rules means you'll have to pay a fine, and i'm pretty sure its the same with other metro's...
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              • #67
                Originally posted by Samarth 619 View Post
                ^ This is China's biggest problem. They're total extremists! Ok, some people committed a crime by racing unlicensed bikes on streets, so you're gonna kill them or send them to 7 years of jail, is it?
                This must be China's new method to control their evergrowing population. Find anyone violating the law and give them a death penalty
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                • #68
                  To all the guys who are complaining about Indian lawlessness, i would like to tell you my real story.

                  Was challanned in Gurgaon for overspeeding (did not really know the speed limit but was at 75 in a 50 zone, My fault) . they just confiscated my RC and gave me a date to pay the fine.
                  when i showed up to pay the fine they told me it was mandatory to watch an hour long movie on 'road safety' before i could pay the fine. Watched it. the Instructor was very very serious to be honest and had the authority of not issuing back the documents if you failed to answer some simple questions regarding etiquette on road. All drunkies went to prison that day. However bad i felt, but i can say, the system is really improving! Some people were asked to appear before the magistrate and explain their case before their documents would be considered for re-issue.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by pankaj_t View Post
                    To all the guys who are complaining about Indian lawlessness, i would like to tell you my real story.

                    Was challanned in Gurgaon for overspeeding (did not really know the speed limit but was at 75 in a 50 zone, My fault) . they just confiscated my RC and gave me a date to pay the fine.
                    when i showed up to pay the fine they told me it was mandatory to watch an hour long movie on 'road safety' before i could pay the fine. Watched it. the Instructor was very very serious to be honest and had the authority of not issuing back the documents if you failed to answer some simple questions regarding etiquette on road. All drunkies went to prison that day. However bad i felt, but i can say, the system is really improving! Some people were asked to appear before the magistrate and explain their case before their documents would be considered for re-issue.
                    First time i'm ever hearing of anything of this sort, maybe u wer just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

                    Originally posted by saipranav View Post
                    So, you traveled the entire country or what?
                    There are a lot of places in hyderabad where breaking most of the traffic rules means you'll have to pay a fine, and i'm pretty sure its the same with other metro's...
                    Yeah in India you hav to pay fine's but thats all that it is, pay a fine and g your way. If you have the means you can ride like a maniac and get fined 20 times in the same day and the cops wil do just that; Fine You. There is no other form of punishment other than that fine, atleast none that is actually implemented.
                    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride!' -Hunter S. Thompson

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by revvhard View Post
                      First time i'm ever hearing of anything of this sort, maybe u wer just at the wrong place at the wrong time.



                      Yeah in India you hav to pay fine's but thats all that it is, pay a fine and g your way. If you have the means you can ride like a maniac and get fined 20 times in the same day and the cops wil do just that; Fine You. There is no other form of punishment other than that fine, atleast none that is actually implemented.
                      you are really underestimating it my friend, this really happens, there have been my friends who were caught and went through same treatment!
                      (by the way i happen to be a haryanvi too!) and i use my real name i.e pankaj tanwar
                      Last edited by pankaj_t; 03-11-2012, 12:47 AM. Reason: some clarifications

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by pankaj_t View Post
                        you are really underestimating it my friend, this really happens, there have been my friends who were caught and went through same treatment!
                        (by the way i happen to be a haryanvi too!)
                        i guess they are implementing this in gurgaon and maybe a few other places tha ti have'nt heard of.
                        From what i have seen in maharashtra,gujarat and rajasthan, the cops are just too lazy to go through the whole courtroom procedure and would rather just challn you or take a bribe.
                        Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride!' -Hunter S. Thompson

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by saipranav View Post
                          So, you traveled the entire country or what?
                          ...
                          sorry ,i should not have generalized,but here you can escape the law-imposers.tried once and succeded and after that took pledge to never do that.
                          and the question remains why do i race?
                          every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

                          #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
                          #overkill is underrated.
                          #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.sigpic
                          #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

                          (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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                          • #73
                            2012 Zero S bike launched in North America





                            American manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has launched the Zero S as part of its 2012 line-up. The Zero S is an all-electric motorcycle which the manufacturer claims is capable of covering upto 160km on a single charge, and also has enough juice to hit speeds in excess of 140kmph. The new Z-Force power pack that the Zero S uses is capable of 3000 charging cycles, is said to last the lifetime of the bike, and can be recharged in less than four hours.

                            The new powertrain gets an air cooled system to keep it operating at moderate temperatures.The 2012 Zero S bike is available in two power configurations, the 6 and 9kWh. A double diamond rear swing arm and a custom rear shock with a fully adjustable spring preload ensure that the handling and ride characteristics match.


                            Source: 2012 Zero S bike launched in North America - Overdrive
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                            • #75
                              Oldest American motorcycle up for sale

                              Looks more like a bicycle, but this was nirvana in 1903




                              http://s1.visordown.com/uploads/imag...inal/47146.jpgOldest American motorcycle up for sale - Motorcycle news : General news - Visordown
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