Bnej wrote:e.g, riding at 55kph through a bend, hit loose gravel on the road, tyres slide, you fall about 1.2m out of the lean directly onto the road. Yes it's going to hurt, and you're going to lose a fair bit of skin - but you may be saved from severe head injury.
Remember high school physics?
The speed of the 55km/h force is added to the 1.2m fall force. The head hit is going to be greater than a 1.2m vertical fall.