My brother is getting up to speed. I mean this both literally and figuratively. Funnily enough one of his biggest problems for the first few thousand miles was going fast enough. I don’t mean just riding at the speed limit, I also mean accelerating hard. He just isn’t like me, accelerating is one of my favorite things to do.
The idea that speed kills has been something we’ve been hearing forever. Certainly it is a phrase that I can’t recall ever not being in my world.
In general principle I agree. Going faster gives you less time to make good decisions and if things go wrong the consequences can be much worse.
Like most things, anything is ok in moderation. There is a time and place for solid acceleration. Being able to put yourself where you need/want to be is very important when riding. Being able to avoid the idiots in cars is important! Motorcyclists are small and squishy and need to use the advantages we have (speed and size) to be in the safest spot on the road. Typically this is the part where there are no cars nearby.
In a related note here is a video that takes down the speeding is always bad idea.