Modern Moto Magazine ISSUE No. 7 March 2018 - Page 29

Model: Caitlin Shapiro, 5'3" 135# Gear: Jacket - RST Ven lated Brooklyn size XS/8 Riding Pants - Oxford Super Leggings Size 4 short Helmet - AGV K3 Valen no Rossi Dream me Boots - Alpinestars Stella SMX-1 R Bike: 2013 KTM 690 Duke Photographer: Ka e McKay As a motorcyclist victim in an auto collision, you face very different challenges including proving fault and oftentimes suffering more extensive and serious injuries. As Ron explains, “I ride. I understand that motor- cyclists face unique challenges on the road. I also understand that we sustain much more damage in any given collision than those in a protective cage, and we correspondingly need much more focused help when we are hurt. Most importantly, I know that even if we as riders share no fault in causing the accident, insurance companies and some people will try to blame us just because we were on a motorcycle. That’s wrong, and I won’t let them blame you for riding.” 29