I had a horrible accident: an F250 was hit hard from behind and thrown into on coming traffic....me. Suffering many injuries mostly on my left side. Though i'm not walking yet, this confirmed in me to walk away from two wheelers. This bike has fit me perfectly and was passionate every time I swung a leg over her. God, I LOVED riding this bike...but love my wife/kids and health too. That accident happened so fast that there was no way I could have brought any skill/knowledge or experience to bear to avoid this freak of bad timing. I'm blessed to have my life and keeping my leg....surgeons reconstructed the tib/fib with metal and "free flapped" to protect it. Mike Szentes Road to Recovery, organized by Jamye Cappadonna.