This 200 MPH Motorcycle Crash Will Give You Chills

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

Whether you’re on the streets or out there trying to set a record on the track, riding a motorcycle bears an incredible amount of danger as there’s absolutely nothing between you and that cold, hard ground that is the most unforgiving surface that you’ll ever come in contact with if you have the unfortunate pleasure of doing so.

This time, we check out a rider that’s attempting the latter as he heads out and takes a shot at setting a speed record that’s buried up over 200 mph and his journey to get there was anything but conventional with more than its fair share of bumps in the road, both metaphorical and literal alike.

On his first record attempt, we would watch Ron Cook get off to the races on his bike, attempting to smash that record, but instead, reaching a speed of 185 mph or so before being shaken off of the bike. It’s painful to watch as Ron gets drug along on the racing surface as, when he’s shaken off of the bike, he can’t get completely detached from the machine that keeps on rolling and he’s now unwillingly riding along for another quarter mile at 180 mph before unlatching himself and managing to slide to a stop, burning through his leathers.

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Now, you’d think that falling off of a motorcycle at those speeds would be a cause for someone to take a good long break from the sport but just two weeks later, Ron was back at it and determined to grab that record yet again. Unfortunately for Ron, though, history would repeat itself and this time, he wouldn’t be so lucky as to walk away.

On the second attempt, we watch as Ron actually does conquer that 200 mph mark but yet again, the bike starts to speed wobble, this time not placing him on the ground but actually bucking him into the air and causing enough damage to break nine bones in his body alongside a plethora of burns and abrasions that would require a two-year recovery period. It was at this point that Ron would say that he had pushed his luck enough and retire with a different record than he had set out for, becoming the only man in history to survive a crash over 200 mph. This most certainly looks like a life that has been lived to the fullest and then some!