Dashcam video captured the biker shredding his tires and the moment his tire went flat.

Presumed Kansas City, MO resident and Redditor /u/Forsaken_Grade_9651 shared dashcam footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit earlier yesterday (Aug 6, 2023) showing a biker shredding his tires stopped at a red light and the aftermath of his hare-brained decision.

Check out a low resolution copy of his video below, with his thread and original video linked here.

The incident happened in Kansas City, MO on Blue Ridge Blvd. near the intersection with Bannister Rd (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As OP’s video shows, he and a half dozen other cars in front of him are stopped at said intersection.

We see a rider and his sports bike (something in the 600cc range) ripping a burnout for some reason.

This isn’t a case of him cleaning off some excess rubber, this was for show.

“It looked like he may have been doing it for some people off to the right of him not in view,” OP says in a comment.

“I’m not against having some fun, but there is a time and place for this kind of stuff. Pretty inconsiderate for everyone else on the road just to show off a little.”

It was clearly causing a nuisance, as the driver in the white SUV right behind him quickly rolled up their window.

He wasn’t done after his first burnout, as a few seconds later he rips another sending tire smoke and flecks of rubber onto the cars behind him.

He didn’t have much meat left on those tires to begin with because less than a mile down the road his rear tire goes flat (because of course it does.)

This bike rider in Kansas City, MO suffered a flat shortly after ripping two fat burnouts stopped at a light in front of a captive audience of stopped cars.

Unlike cars where you can swap on a spare, it’s not nearly as convenient on two wheels.

While you can patch a flat and re-inflate it, do you think that rider’s the type of dude to prepare for an emergency?

A new tire is at least $100, not to mention the cost of labor to dismount the old tire and mount a new one.

Burnouts are a form of reckless driving and, according to Get Jerry,

“Driving recklessly or carelessly in Missouri can mean a misdemeanor charge, six months in jail, and a fine of up to $1000.”

Most of the comments are like /u/KennEnd3’s posted below, pointing out the short-sighted thinking of these so-called squids.

“It is astonishing people do this on a motorcycle. I mean, one would think if anyone wants a good tire with plenty of tread it is motorcycle riders?,” /u/KennEnd3 comments.

“What was the end goal here, to turn an expensive tire into smoke for the car who has given him plenty of space? We don’t see what took place beforehand, but this seems just dumb.”

“So to do this, he intentionally burned down the tread on his own tire? Now he can call a friend/tow to get his bike off the road.”

Hopefully this rider re-thinks his two-wheel antics and tones it down for his own safety and the safety of those around him.

But, knowing the size of the chip on the shoulders of these types of motorcyclists, I doubt a flat tire will do much to on-the-road disposition.


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