Motorcycles of various types used for urban rodeos and seized in the Val d’Oise department were scrapped.
Motorcycle enthusiasts, refrain from watching the following video. This last shows dozens of two-wheelers of various types being destroyed in a junkyard. These machines belonged to drivers who have taken part in urban rodeos in the department of Val d’Oise. While the “pilots” were apprehended, the question of the future of their equipment arose. Justice has decided: the motorcycles had to be destroyed!
So, 89 offending vehicles were destroyed. This concerned both cross bikes and supermotard-type machines. The destruction of these devices could be ordered, because they are not not necessarily homologated for the road. Witness the prefecture of Val d’Oise, on Twitter:
« 89 vehicles in violation, having been used for wild rodeos, seized in the Val d’Oise since the beginning of the year ! The destruction of machinery, like the one that took place this week in Val d’Oise is pronounced by court decision, in particular when the vehicle is considered not to be approved for driving on public roads (eg unregistered, poorly equipped or unsuitable for driving motocross, flagrante delicto of use in wild rodeo, unidentifiable owner …)”
#AgainstRodeos | 8⃣9⃣ vehicles in violation, having been used in wild rodeos, seized in the #Val d’Oise since the beginning of the year !
The destruction of gear, like the one that took place this week in the #Val d’Oise. is pronounced by court order in particular… pic.twitter.com/1k10rVqwO7
– Prefect of Val-d’Oise (@Prefet95) May 20, 2023
Wasn’t there anything better to do for these machines?
The authorities also recall the dangers of urban rodeos :
“Wild rodeo is a particularly dangerous practice, in both urban and rural areas. These dangerous behaviors cause a number of accidents, sometimes unfortunately very serious. »
Still, this decision to destroy the machines is damaging. Indeed, the motorcycles used during rodeos are regularly stolen machines. Those using them for this practice therefore do not lose much, with their destruction.
On the other hand, perhaps it would have been preferable to use these machines for educational purposes. Why not donate them to a motorcycle club, in order to organize awareness-raising operations on the proper use of these machines or on road safety? Or why not just sell them ? Even if they are not homologated for the road, these vehicles can be used legally on the circuit.
Also read on Auto-Moto.com: