Mike Padget, 31, Terre Haute, was traveling west on U.S. 40 at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday when he noticed his motorcycle getting hot. He looked down and saw that it had caught fire.
"I pulled over and got off it quick," Padget said, as Posey Township firefighters put out the blaze. Padget said he'd never had any problems with the motorcycle since purchasing it brand new in 1985. He shrugged his shoulders after the incident, saying he didn't know what happened.
The motorcycle was a complete loss.