High-speed motorcycle riding often occurs in Illinois. This high-speed riding appears to be among the most common forms of high-risk riding. Other high-risk actions include doing “wheelies” and other types of stunt riding. Other “risky” actions include taking curves at high speeds, as well as riding after drinking, which is a primary cause of accidents. Various types of high-risk riding is further discussed on the “High-Risk Motorcyclist Actions” page.
Riding at excessive speeds is especially hazardous as it can lead to a loss of motorcycle control, which often results in a crash. As seen in the DuPage County motorcycle accidents discussed on this site – as well as those crashes throughout Illinois – a high-speed crash often leads to life-threatening injuries that can result in a fatality.
The Daily Herald article of June 22, 2018 titled “1-year motorcycle ban for St. Charles man in 143 mph chase posted on YouTube” discusses a July 2017 incident in St. Charles in which a motorcyclist was arrested after eluding police. The motorcyclist at one point was said to be riding 143 mph on Randall Road.
An excerpt from the article:
A 24-year-old man who was arrested after posting a YouTube video showing him going 143 mph on his motorcycle while evading St. Charles police, pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge and was sentenced to a form of probation and banned from riding for a year.
Brian A. Bianco, of the 36W600 block of Oak Road near St. Charles, was arrested in July 2017 and charged with three felony counts of fleeing and eluding police, along with a misdemeanor charge of disobeying a police officer.
On Friday, Kane County prosecutors dismissed the most severe charges in exchange for Bianco pleading guilty to reckless driving, a misdemeanor, court records show.
Additional information concerning high-speed motorcycle riding can be seen in the sources mentioned above.