Nope, the bike landed on the near side. Actually, there was a curb before the grassy area but that's not visible in the photo.Ouch! Glad you were able to walk away relatively healthy.
Did you end up in the ditch on the OTHER side of the road from the direction you were heading? Curious as I see no curb on the side of the road the bike lays on.
Prices must really be high in Hungary. $3500 would get you an undamaged one here, I only paid $4000 USD for my 2007 that had 16,000 miles on it.Nope, the bike landed on the near side. Actually, there was a curb before the grassy area but that's not visible in the photo.
Bike is up for sale, and I've already got 2 calls. First one agreed to view the bike but disappeared. Will talk to the second guy tomorrow. Asking price is 1000000 HUF (equivalent of $3500), which is about 40% of what I payed when I bought it. It's just not economical to repair and I'll be happy to take whatever I can get for it and move on.
Thanks for sharing the lesson. Notice that stunters use cages rather than sliders? The plastics absorb and cushion a fair amount of the force and over a wide area. The sliders concentrate that kinetic energy and transmit it directly to the frame. For some make/model bikes, they should be called "frame crackers" rather than "frame sliders"................... Oh, and one more thing.. frame sliders SUCK. Had the bike actually landed on its side fairings, it would have had much more contact surface with the road and would have stopped much sooner. But it was sliding on the frame slider and it didn't really slow the bike down at all.
Ha ha, no I was just going by your other post where you said you are ridding at 180 kph on open public roadsWell, if you call going 90 kph in a straight line on a wide open road "spirited"... then we have a very different understanding of that word