On hitting Dogs On 2 occasions recently while in a motorcycle convoy doing about 100kph, the rider in front of me hit, or rather was hit by, a medium sized dog. On both occasions the dog struck the drivers foot and footrest, causing some pain to the rider and unknown but serious damage to the dog. Dogs have very quick reactions and both of them realized they had misjudged the bike speed and tried to stop but skidded into the bikes. In the scenario of my mind I had always pictured hitting a dog with the front wheel if I was going to hit one and this was of concern when riding the Kawa GTO 125 because it was very light. I don’t have the same concerns with the Phantom because it weighs about 230kg with me on it and should not be unbalanced by a 15kg dog.? One of the riders that was hit said that it is dangerous if it hits the front because it can get caught up in the wheel and jam it. Anybody had any first hand experience of this ? I was just made aware of it again last night when I went out for a ride and thought I was going to hit one and raised my feet for the impact but showing true Thai dog road sense he spun in circles on the centre line in the 12 inch gap between two opposing lines of bikes. Peter "The Journey is the Destination"