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Category: Dailies

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A highside occurs when a rear tire suddenly regains traction during a slide, suddenly and forcefully flicking the bike upright, often throwing the rider into the air. Highsides are usually caused by applying too much throttle in a corner, but can also be caused by too much brake. The latter is often the reason cruisers highside on the road. Valentino Rossi's season ending highside prompted many to ask for a clearer definition, this photo sequence breaks the accident down step by step. This guy was luckier than Rossi, walking away with a smile and a big repair bill.  >

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CaliPhotography via Triumph675.net

Thanks for the tip, Ninjah.

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