A MOTORCYCLE ridden by a dad-of-two when he lost control and crashed into two parked vehicles was in poor condition and un-roadworthy, an inquest heard.

Ryan Davies was travelling north west in Bolton Road, in Kearsley close to the junction with Roscow Road, when he came off the Suzuki GSX 600 and hit a red BMW while his bike hit a Renault Clio on July 23.

Bolton Coroner’s Court heard Mr Davies had been riding at 57 mph on the 30mph road as he approached a left hand bend on the north west carriageway.

He lost control and fell of the bike before sliding into parked cars. Scratch marks on the road indicated he and the bike travelled at a minimum of 44 mph while sliding along the ground.

Bolton Road resident Vincent Dickinson, who went to Mr Davies’ aid, gave a statement read by assistant coroner Timothy Brennand.

In it he described hearing a ‘boom-boom’ noise followed by a scraping noise and a bang which he ‘knew was serious’.

Mr Davies, of Mossfield Road, Kearsely, suffered multiple internal injuries in the crash, including to his pelvis, liver and spleen.

The 30-year-old warehouse operative also suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.

He was taken by ambulance to Manchester Royal Infirmary by ambulance but his injuries were ‘unsurvivable’.

Christopher Whittaker, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, told the court that the bike should not have been on the road.

He said: “The bike was in a poor condition with worn and poor operating front and rear suspension and front brakes

It was not in a roadworthy condition, it would have failed an MoT and if driven at higher speeds, or under heavy accelerating or braking conditions, that could have produced abnormal or unpredictable handling performance.”

The court heard that Mr Davies had some money worries that could have prevented him having the vehicle properly maintained.

But his mother, Angela Roger, said he was not the type to ask for help and would always try to deal with things himself.

The court also heard how that Mr Davies had been drinking before the crash but the levels in his alcohol in his blood were ‘well within’ the legal limit.

A toxicologist report also found traces of cocaine and prescribed anti-depressant fluoxitine in Mr Davies’ blood, but it was not possible to say whether these had impaired his driving or to what extent.

Recording a conclusion of road traffic collision, Mr Brennand, said: “It is abundantly clear to me that if there is to be a message the wider public can take, it’s that the condition of your motorcycle can have lethal consequences. And it’s my finding of fact that the poor condition of this motorcycle produced abnormal and unpredictable handling performances.”

He added that in the light of that the ‘catastrophic and tragic’ circumstances which had befallen Mr Davies, it was ‘all the more important than motorcyclists ensure their vehicles are in the ‘best condition they possibly can be’.”

Speaking after the inquest, Ms Roger said: “He was an amazing son, a real character, they broke the mould when they made our Ryan.

Donna Hall, Mr Davies’ girlfriend, said: “We just got on so well, we knew everything about each other. He was the happiest he had ever been in his life.”