Riderless 'ghost' bike sparks confusion

A BIZARRE video of a "ghost motorbike" cruising along a motorway outside Paris with no rider has sparked much confusion among freaked out motorists.

Footage showed the riderless motorbike driving in a straight line, a little too close to the central reservation on the A4 motorway outside of Paris, reports The Sun.

The riderless bike can be seen cruising along a Paris motorway. Picture: Le ParisienSource:Supplied
The riderless bike can be seen cruising along a Paris motorway. Picture: Le ParisienSource:Supplied

But the mystery of the ghost rider may have been solved, with Le Parisien reporting that the motorbike was involved in a collision seconds before.

The riderless bike can be seen cruising along a Paris motorway. Picture: Le Parisien Source:Supplied
The riderless bike can be seen cruising along a Paris motorway. Picture: Le Parisien Source:Supplied

According to reports, the driver of the car picked up the rider and took him to try and find his bike, but there was no trace of it.

The driver then took the motorbike rider to hospital.

Stunt motorcyclist Jean-Pierre Goy, who has appeared in James Bond films, said riderless motorbikes can run for more than 600m, especially with cruise control.

The rider, who was in his 20s, was knocked off his bike and injured his arm seconds earlier. Picture: Le Parisien Source:Supplied
The rider, who was in his 20s, was knocked off his bike and injured his arm seconds earlier. Picture: Le Parisien Source:Supplied

"The pilot may have fallen, and in view of the motorcycle, with a very low centre of gravity, it was possible to continue its journey," he said.

"I've seen motorcycles ride like this even longer, especially with the cruise control blocked."

This story originally appeared in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.

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