Toolbox
Related Bike News & Reviews
R1
Brand New Bikes in Stock
Location
Go
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A
$22,590^
QLD
2013 Yamaha Grizzly 300 2WD Auto (YFM300A)
$5,849^
VIC
2013 Yamaha Raptor 125 (YFM125R)
$5,190^
VIC
2011 Yamaha Roadliner (XV1900A)
$19,990^
NSW
2013 Yamaha YZ85LW
$6,190^
VIC
His motorcycle has been seized but the 25-year-old Canadian rider in this video cannot be charged by police

Watching online videos are a great way to waste an hour or so (we know from experience) but this latest Youtube footage has landed a Canadian motorcyclist in hot water - though it could have been worse…

The motorcycle in the footage has since been confiscated and the owner of the motorcycle has been charged on three counts:

- Driving without due car and attention
- Speeding
- Riding without insurance

The video shows a 25-year-old rider pushing his Yamaha YZF-R1 pretty hard, touching 299km/h at one stage, and the footage is eye-opening to say the least.

At speeds of well over 230km/h the rider navigates his way through a few patches of traffic and the video has since attracted a lot of attention, more than 650,000 views in about three weeks. It's also attracted the attention of the Canadian police.

The rider cannot be charged due to a quirk in Canadian law - the bike is registered to the riders mother and not the rider, therefore police have to send the fines to the rider's mother, totaling around $1400.

Canadian Police spokesman Sgt. Dean Jantzen indicated that the suspected rider was not cooperating with law enforcement agencies.

Sgt. Jantzen added that the police didn’t have the evidence to charge the suspected rider nor the authority to compel him to attend an interview.

Check out the speed demon below:

 

Published : Thursday, 26 April 2012
Disclaimer:
In most cases, the Carsales Network attends new vehicle launches at the invitation and expense of vehicle manufacturers and/or distributors.

Editorial prices shown are a "price guide" only, based on information provided to us by the manufacturer. Pricing current at the time of writing editorial. Pricing prior to editorial dated 25 May 2009 may refer to RRP. Due to Clarity on Pricing legislation, RRP for those editorials now means "price guide". When purchasing a bike, always confirm the single figure price with the seller of an actual motorbike or accessory. Click here for further information about our Terms & Conditions.