FJR road test: but does it float?

Some might say the FJR1300's a boat, but this is a step too far

Posted: 4 December 2012
by Sachin Rao

BIG bike. Wide panniers. Narrow path. Pier. Bollards. Bang! 

A moment's lapse saw French bike journalist Laurent 'Lolo' Cochet, from Moto Journal magazine, and his test FJR1300 take a long ride off a short pier, while filming in St-Martin-en-Re. Being good (s)ports, Moto Journal promptly put the video up on Youtube.

Apparently completely forgetting he has panniers on his bike, Lolo bangs against a bollard and tumbles off the pier, acrobatically plunging into a boat while his FJR crunches nose-first into the concrete. Luckily, he was not badly hurt. 

Watch and remember, folks.... there's p-i-e-r and p-a-i-n in the word 'pannier'... 

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Shouldn't laugh but....LOL!

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 12:04

Well duh!!! It's natural enough to want to ride your motorcycle into the nearest bay, I've done it myself but come on Laurent, wake up monsieur!!! Everyone knows FJRs don't float with only one pannier!! And double duh!!! Why did he crash it into the concrete - there's no way it's going to float on concrete, one pannier or not!!!

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 14:28

Hahahahahahahaha! Hilarious

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 12:56

why did he crash into the concrete pylon? The left-side hard saddle bag got caught and threw the cyclist off balance.

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 19:46

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