If they don’t don the Lycra Force Field, they think that a few millimetres of cow hide will keep them safe.
Motorcycling’s million-dollar men have been revealed by ACC, and they’re not the young bikies you might expect.
The top five most expensive crash claims all involve middle-aged male riders, racking up a combined bill of around $5.6 million.
Fifty-three motorcyclists died on our roads last year — the highest number since 1998.
But for those bikers who survive a serious crash, the older you are, the more expensive you become.
“The largest volume of claims we get are, in fact, [from] your 15- to 24-year-olds,” according to ACC’s Senior Injury Prevention Programme manager (motorcycles), Carey Griffiths.
“But the most costly claims are for the older riders because they’re on the open road, they’re going faster, they earn more so their compensation claims are higher.” Read more »