765 Chasing Down A Ktm 1290 Superduke R

Discussion in 'Street Triple' started by Dark Rider, Apr 21, 2022.

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  1. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    Met up with a fellow youtuber/ vlogger? etc that has just move to Cape Town from Johannesburg. He's finally getting to experience some real twisty roads and putting that beast to the test!

    Was a perfect day for riding and the conditions were great. Savoring these days before winter hits!

    Enjoy :)

     
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  2. Ducatitotriumph

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    As per the triumphrat forum, https://www.triumphrat.net/threads/chasing-down-a-ktm-1290-superduke-r.990474/
    Quote: You're the guy who recently posted about a friend who ran into a car that 'did an illegal right turn, over a solid line, when leaving a parking area' and here you are doing the exact same thing as well as crossing the solid centre line several times when overtaking. Let me see, what words spring to mind on seeing this? Hypocritical, sanctimonious, insincere, self-righteous, specious, duplicitous. Glass houses and all that.
     
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  3. Dark Rider

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    You are correct.

    I never once said me and the other bikes are in the right for the way we ride, only stated that the car was in the wrong for the way it crossed the line.

    I never say the way I ride is correct since it never is. Take that as you will.

    Merely stating the car was in the wrong does not mean we are in the right.
     
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  4. Dougie D

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    That looks an awesome road
     
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  5. Rooster

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    I must say I’m confused about turning right over a solid white line (or double white line for that matter). The rules must be different in SA because it’s perfectly legal in the UK.
     
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    Liked the vid anyway. We children will play.
    Joe
     
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  7. Adie P

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    Not so, I'm afraid.

     
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    #8 Rooster, Apr 28, 2022
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    It’s perfectly legal in the UK to exit a junction and cross a white line to turn right. The officer in the video even says it’s ok to turn right across a white line into premises.

    image from UK driving test.com

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  9. Adie P

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    Yes, I agree entirely, but the intimation and discussion was that it is permitted to cross the solid white line to OVERTAKE a moving vehicle - which, in this country at least, is not permitted .... except for bicycles or slow moving vehicles such as horse drawn, etc.,, and only if it's safe and clear to do so. "You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less."

    A 'regular' overtake across a solid white line in the UK is a traffic offence - I'm married to an ex-police officer so I'm frequently reminded about the traffic laws and regulations. :(

    Trust me, I'm really not trying to get into a personal argument with you, or anyone else, or 'score points' on this but I wouldn't want anyone to think that the law is unclear or has changed.

    Solid white? Don't overtake in a single lane or cross it to overtake in free moving traffic.

    Well, don't if you want to avoid a fairly hefty fine and points .....
     
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    #10 Rooster, Apr 28, 2022
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    I think you may have misread my post that you commented on. It was about crossing a white line to turn right. Nothing about overtaking which of course is illegal except for some specific circumstances.

    I was also referring to Dark Riders “initial” post about a mate of his who ran into a car turning right over a solid white line. Not the one that started this thread.

    I hope that clears this up.
     
  11. Adie P

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    Ah, OK. All received, understood and agreed!

    Cheers.
     
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