Motorcyclist Gets Unintentional Honda Tattoo

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Stunt riding with no safety gear? Not the best idea, as this guy proves.

The beginning of spring means a lot of things to a lot of people. Snow is thawing, flowers are blooming, and Honda fans all over are dusting off their toys, two- and four-wheeled alike.

For those of us out there that like Honda motorcycles as much as we like Honda cars, look at this as a cautionary tale. For the rest of you, think of it as a human interest story about the world’s most unfortunate Honda tattoo.

Sportbikes offer phenomenal performance per dollar. There’s simply no car that can compare for the price. For some riders, that impressive potential can be too much temptation.

This rider learned the hard way that that the street is no place to show off. In a brief video clip — which can be watched on the Facebook page 110% JDM — we can see the rider execute a wheelie and an endo for the adoring sidewalk crowd. Unfortunately, he somehow missed the dark-colored Honda stopped in traffic, or maybe he just didn’t leave himself enough space.

 

Unfortunately, the rider wasn’t wearing the appropriate safety gear and… may carry a permanent reminder of his irresponsibility on his face in the form of an unintentional Honda tattoo. 

 

Either way, the end result is the same. The rider collides with the back of the Honda, ejecting the rider and badly damaging the bike. Naturally, the damage to the Honda was far less substantial, and short of being startled, we doubt that the driver was harmed.

Now, thankfully, the rider recovered, and we consider him to be very fortunate. Unfortunately, the rider wasn’t wearing the appropriate safety gear and ended up more injured than he would have been otherwise.

In fact, this rider may carry a permanent reminder of his irresponsibility on his face in the form of an unintentional Honda tattoo. It appears that the point of impact for the rider’s left cheek was the trunk emblem of the Honda, leaving the trademark “H” imprinted in his skin.

Here’s hoping that the rider learned two very valuable lessons: Don’t show off on the street, and dress for the slide, not the ride. We also hope that he likes Hondas as much as we do…

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Cam Vanderhorst is a contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and MB World. He is also a co-host of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast.

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