Motorcycle Vs Deer at 85 mph

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I hit a buck (had 2+ in. antlers) on my 04 GSXR 1000, which is the best looking year, on June 28, 2009.

I did not crash, but the bike was totaled. It literally jumped right in front of me (about 10 feet at most) and I had no time to react! While editing this vid, the deer was only on cam for 6 frames which is 6/30 or 1/5 of a sec!

I think the momentum from accelerating out of the corner is what saved me, along with the fact that I hit it while it was still in mid-air. There were many factors that kept me on 2 wheels and I can't say whether I was lucky because I didn't die or unlucky it even happened.

Not only did I not crash, but there was no car coming the other way to kill me when I crossed over. I rode it for another 45 mins until I had to shut it off to prevent engine damage. It was also amazing that none of the riders following closely behind me hit the unpredictable, spinning deer!

I survived with not a scratch. The deer was still in mid air as it's neck/shoulder was sliced by my right fork and brake rotor. Then it busted my frame slider all the way back, brushed my knee (leaving fur in the Velcro), and flung off the exhaust, when it made like a top and spun to the other side of the road, leaving a blood trail over 50 ft. The 2 parallel lines of blood keep intersecting, which show how much the deer spun.

By the way, I am not looking at my gauges. The cam was tilted down by accident, but I was fortunate because IF it was tilted up you wouldn't be able to see the impact! Unfortunately, I forgot to buy a lotto ticket that day.