Common Causes of Crotch Rocket AccidentsIn Michigan, 10 percent of registered bikes are crotch rockets. However, even with that percentage being so small, 25 percent of motorcycle accidents involve a crotch rocket.
Most motorcycle accidents that involve crotch rockets are caused due to:
- Less Experienced Drivers (crotch rockets are most popular with people under the age of 30)
- Light-Weightiness of The Crotch Rocket
Crotch Rocket Accident StatisticsSpeeding is one of the main causes of motorcycle accidents involving crotch rockets. This is because of crotch rockets are “supersport” motorcycles, meaning they have far more horsepower than other motorcycles, with speeds of up to 190 mph or more. In fact, speed alone was cited in 57 percent of “supersport” bike accidents.
Another reason why speed is the main cause of crotch rocket accidents is because of the actual amount of reaction time for a driver has to respond. With speeds being so fast for crotch rockets, a driver has less time to respond, resulting in fatal, even deadly crotch rocket accidents. In fact, “supersport” death rate per 10,000 registered “supersport” bikes is nearly twice the rate for drivers of standard bikes.