Mick Doohan knows a few things about racing motorcycles and a few things about crashing them as well. During his career, he captured five 500cc World Championships, which puts him third in all time championships behind Giocomo Agostini (who has eight) and Valentino Rossi (who has seven). In other words, Doohan has probably forgotten more about riding motorcycles than the rest of us will learn in a lifetime; when he gives advice, it’s probably good if you pay attention.
Doohan retired from racing during the 1999 season, after shattering his leg in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. These days he helps to promote motorcycle safety, and has worked with the Australian government to produce videos for their Motor Accident Commission. The messages are simple: dress for the crash and not for the ride, and streets have a lot more things to kill you in a crash than race tracks. Like I said above, if Mick Doohan is giving you advice on riding, maybe you should listen to what he’s saying.
Source: Two Wheels Blog