Motorcycle and riding trope errors

scooterwuf

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This always seems to come up. You're watching a movie or TV show where someone is riding a motorcycle, and then the actor/director/writer does something stupid that clearly shows they don't know anything about riding.

Here are some of my pet peeves:

- Rider parks their bike and just whips their helmet off. No unbuckling or straps, Just pulls it off.

- A character jumps on a MC for the first time and knows how to ride it.

I can add more, but anyone have those motorcycle/riding trope errors that drive you craze?

- Wolf
 
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R-Rated

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I am a big fan of the TV show CHiPs. Until riding a motorcycle myself, I never realized Ponch would deploy his kickstand before coming to a complete stop a lot!

I guess he never worried about having to take back off after the bad guy. o_O
 
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motosera

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Yes, drive me insane. Pretty much every car/bike movie with a chase in it.

Being an engineer I also despair at any workshop activities shown onscreen.

But the one thing that annoys me more than anything is unrealistic gunfights - being a prolific shooter there is nothing more annoying that that for me :D

Perhaps I just a miserable git!
 

scooterwuf

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I enjoyed the movie, but the motorcycle chase/fightscene in John Wick 3 was impossible. I’ve been fencing for almost 30 years, trust me no one would use a sword while on a bike (or any weapon) when you need both hands to operate it. Plus, why attack the rider if you could just slash a tire?

 
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I enjoyed the movie, but the motorcycle chase/fightscene in John Wick 3 was impossible. I’ve been fencing for almost 30 years, trust me no one would use a sword while on a bike (or any weapon) when you need both hands to operate it. Plus, why attack the rider if you could just slash a tire?

There is a motor officer in South Africa that used his pistol while riding so some weapons can be used. The first person POV is on YouTube.

There is a movie called City Limits that MST3K panned where they had motorcycle jousting. Interesting concept.
 

LoneWolfer

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Sons of Anarchy had tons of annoying moments like this. The most annoying was when they all ride in and park straight on in parking spots or driveways and then when they leave are able to just take off without spending five minutes doing a ten point turn with all the bikes to get pointed the right direction.
 

LandyVlad

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Yeah and motorbike ads which lie outright.

"You meet the nicest people on a Honda" my arse. LOL :p


But the one thing that annoys me more than anything is unrealistic gunfights - being a prolific shooter there is nothing more annoying that that for me :D
LOL absolutely. ANY movie featuring guns will get the shooting community (i.e. me) riles up abou tinaccuracies - fromteh very minor "this is set in 1917 but that version of that firearm wasn't released until 1921" through to some seriously ridiculous stupidity.

Arnie as Terminator using thee pump action shotgun on the motorbike.. comes to mind immediately.
Plus anyone holding a pistol sideways 'gangsta style' and hitting anything they are intendsing to shoot.
 
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