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bob mcmillan's 'lucky escape'

After 55 years riding since first passing his test, ex-Honda boss Bob McMillan has suffered his first hospitalisation and spent over two weeks in the Trauma Unit at the Royal Stoke Hospital.

McMillan, who led Honda through the eighties and nineties, suffered multiple injuries including broken leg, arm and three ribs, punctured lung and a fractured skull.

McMillan says it was a case of wrong place at the wrong time after being caught up in an incident between a lorry  and a van.

He said: “The kit I was wearing – Rukka clothing, Arai helmet and Sidi boots – ultimately saved my life. The consultant was impressed how well it had protected me. I have always said that riders should buy the best protective clothing they can afford.

“A lucky escape – all things considered – the outcome could have been a lot worse.

“The Honda Crosstourer is unlikely to make a full recovery but all is not lost as the Africa Twin is still available when the time comes!”

Bob McMillan continues his recovery at home and sends his thanks to his family and friends for all their good wishes and of course the wonderful NHS!

Those who know Bob will not be surprised to hear that he is looking forward to getting back on the bike as soon as possible and all at BDN wish him a speedy return to fitness and biking!

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