Do you want two motorcycles riding next to each other on a two lane road at over 160mph as oncoming traffic, or anywhere near you? Do you want cars trying to turn on to or off of that road, with motorists assuming that the motorcycles are doing about the speed limit, and the motorcycles traveling about 60 feet before they can even start to react?
yes i do, and that is the type of business i support, because thats how i ride.
if i cared about safety i wouldnt even have a motorcycle.
There's some sort of spectrum for how acceptable dumbass behavior like that is, and probably one of the easiest ways to figure out where something falls is how much risk it puts to people who have nothing to do with the motorcyclists. The people in that video are on the completely unacceptable end of that spectrum, and it's embarrassing that a company would endorse that behavior as a way to promote their product.
yes, there is a PERSONAL spectrum for each persons own conscience and comfort level... there is NOT a universal spectrum, and your personal spectrum certainly does NOT represent everyone else, nor does an "average" spectrum equate to "right".... there is no right or wrong, only personal tolerance for risk and safety for yourself and others.
personally my spectrum leans towards "dgaf, go nuts".... and your spectrum clearly leans towards i need to be safe, i care about others".... neither is right or wrong, its simply what we each find acceptable for ourselves and others... thats actually one of the reasons i love living in thailand since i moved here, minimal road safety or enforcement, its like the wild west over here... also one of the highest road fatality rates in the world, which its statistically likely that i will eventually be part of someday.... but until that day, i ride ******* bonkers and love every second of it.... i just hope that when i crash or im hit that i die, and dont survive... dont wanna be a vegetable in a chair or something.... and if you think my attitude is due to not experiencing it myself, on the contrary ive been hit by other people (cars, trucks, etc) 11x and ive laid it down 2x... ive watched multiple people die on the street in front of me... im well acquainted with the potential consequences of my choices and ive accepted that as a risk of how i ride... i just dont have the same level of fear or concern that a person with your spectrum does, i dont let that fear stop me from enjoying the way i want to ride.
you may call my spectrum "dumbass behavior" and fair enough, it is very dangerous... by the same token, your spectrum is wussy and boring to me, and if i was forced to ride like you i probably wouldnt even bother... were each happy doing it our own way.. im not convincing anyone else to ride my way, in fact i warn people against it... by the same token, people like me are bored of hearing the whining from the safety nannies, it gets quite repetitive and i dont think it has ever once convinced anyone like me to change their style, just as i would not expect anyone like you to become like me.