When you swing a leg over a motorcycle you automatically put yourself in danger!
Motorcycle riders normally do not talk much about this fact, and it is really too bad.
I personally had a really terrible crash in 2004, where I was l hospitalised for 4 month and needed two additional months to learn how to walk again. So why continue riding??? Because it is great! But every single bike ride my accident is in the back of my mind, and I use it to stay out of trouble...
Accepting the risk and take the advantage of you primal reflexes to be alert can really help you on a motorcycle. If you do not think this way while riding, you are just a passenger – thus putting yourself in danger.
I will hope that none of you will ever have a crash on a motorcycle, but it is important to assess the risk and accept the threat of one.
And to finish this feed off I will let you have a look at some spectacular crashes and clarification, by some of the great riders of motorcycle racing: