Floridians are all about motorcycles. According to Statista, it was estimated that there were 62,000 registered units in the Sunshine State in 2020. However, it is 2022, so that number has probably increased by now. The point is that there are motorcycles everywhere in Florida, even right here in Venice. As such, people can look outside on side-streets or highways and see bikes at almost any given time.

Are you a motorcycle owner in Venice? There’s certainly nothing wrong with that if that is the case. After all, there is just something about the freedom you get from riding around on two wheels with the wind hitting against your face. You must be extra careful, though. Bikes simply don’t offer the same protections as cars do, and the last thing you need is to get hurt in an accident. But not everything is on you. Vehicle operators must also do their parts to keep you safe.

Failing in either regard is not an option because that could lead to a host of injuries. For instance, if you’re struck by a car, that can cause fractured and broken bones, lacerations, and road rash, but that’s not all. Other typical ailments associated with motorcycle accidents include:

• Traumatic brain injury
• Burns
• Paralysis
• Loss of limbs
• Neck and back injuries

Obviously, these wounds barely even begin to scratch the surface. There are tons of different ways people can get hurt in these incidents. And, of course, nobody can forget about death. It is also possible for riders to lose their lives in motorcycle accidents. In fact, according to the FLHSMV, there were 517 motorcyclist fatalities in Florida in 2020. That’s certainly a number that needs to decline. However, a decrease may not be in the cards anytime soon, especially if issues like these keep arising.

Year Model 2022 RR-S Motorcycles

Do you own a 2022 RR-S motorcycle? If so, it may be time to park it, at least for a little while. It has recently been brought to Beta USA’s attention that there might be 97 of these vehicles on the roadways with a problem. It turns out that these bikes may have been fitted with improper brake hoses.

Although that might not sound like a huge deal, it can be. When motorcycles have incorrect brake lines installed, there’s a chance that they can break or disconnect. Then, slowing down and stopping can become nearly impossible, increasing the risk of a crash. With no brakes, a motorcyclist could run into the rear end or side of a vehicle, sending them flying through the air and landing on the pavement.

Then again, a biker with weak brakes may hit a pedestrian or bicyclist, leaving them in critical condition. These are only a couple of scenarios that might arise because of weak brakes. So, do yourself and everybody else in Venice a favor. If you are the proud owner of a RR-S motorcycle, check with the dealer or manufacturer to see what steps need to be taken to rectify the situation. The models in question include:

• 350 RR-S
• 390 RR-S
• 430 RR-S
• 500 RR-S

Some Final Thoughts

Have you been injured by a defective product? Manufacturers and sellers are responsible for any harm their products cause. Hence, you might have the grounds to seek compensation for your wounds. Those in Venice wishing to find out need not look any further than Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh. They only need to schedule a free case review with an attorney at the firm to see where their claims stand. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today.