Perth, Australia. A rider prepares to take off with his Honda Drag Bike, only to have it take off before his eyes into the air flipping twice and crashing on the drag strip. The rider “Brett Ghedina” flipped the turbocharged Honda on Saturday night during the opening rounds of Comp Bike eliminations at the Perth Motoplex.
We got a snippet from the rider Brett Ghedina as he explains what went wrong and caused the crash “In the first elimination round we experienced a wiring-related fault to the boost controller, which I thought would only give me wastegate spring boost pressure. Unfortunately it had the complete opposite effect, and applied maximum boost when I brought the engine onto the 2-step. The rest happened in a millisecond! (check out my eyes!). The only injuries to me was a bruised knee, but the bike fared far worse….”
Drag Bikes are extremely fast and also extremely dangerous, which is why advanced preparation is always a must before going in for those short runs as mistakes may cost you your life.