Italian motorcycles? We get them, don’t we? They chatter at idle, rev to the moon, weigh nothing, cost mega-lira and are ridden by skinny leather-clad knee-grinding monkeys with a death wish.
A 55 year old motorcyclist from Parish, New York, went on a ride Sunday organized by the Onondaga chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) during which he sustained head trauma and died.
The ironic part of this tragedy is that he was protesting wearing a state-required helmet. A helmet that would have saved his life.