My good friend was out for a ride last Saturday on my bike with a group, and somehow managed to put it down at about 70 mph against a freeway divider concrete wall. He was wearing a full body riding suit and helmet fortunately, so the good news is he has nothing broken or missing. He scraped his left knee badly and is in hospital recovering, heavily doped up with pain killers. He will apparently need some plastic surgery after a while, but is expected to make a full recovery, thank God. Sadly the bike is a different story. I have only seen a couple of pictures, but it is badly mangled. Looks like it went down on the left side initially, then flipped over and slid across the freeway, and wound up on the other side of the driving lanes. Most everything looks bent or broken. No doubt a write off, and since there I had no collision coverage, it will be a total loss. I imagine the frame is likely bent as well. Looks like the front forks etc are trashed. Too bad, since it was running just great and looking real good as well. Such is life. When I first spoke with my friend on the phone after the accident on Sunday, he was very upset that he had wrecked the bike, and he has no idea exactly what happened or why it went down. I consoled him as best I could, that it is only a replaceable machine, and that his recovery and well-being are way more important. It could have ended very much worse.