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Riding off to work this morning, normal busy morning traffic about to go though a school zone (40kph).

Rolling off from about 50-55kph as the traffic ahead is slowing down just about to put my foot down and come to a complete stop take a peek in the mirror and all I see are two faces that look a little close for comfort!!

Brace from impact and bang! A split seconds after looking and I felt the contact!!

It wouldn't have matter if I was in my cage she was still going to hit someone, she just was not paying attention, don't know if it was mobile phone of what....

Bike held up well considering, not looking good though. Possibly a write off, fair bit of damage, will really depend if the subframe is damaged. Wheel is buckled, tyre is gone and of course the whole back end is pointing to the sky.

Dropped it into Ducati this morning, so just wait til I hear back and see how bad it is.

Pulled up alright considering, got my gentleman parts squashed by the tank! Other than that just a sore back and stomach. Doc gave me the all clear, so overall a good result health wise.

Shattered about the bike!

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**** that is bad luck mate. Like i always say to people, it doesn't matter how good of a rider you are on the streets, there will always be some idiot out there not paying attention and wipe someone out.

Pretty sure they will write it off though. The lady that hit will be getting a HEFTY bill if they didn't have insurance.
 

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I feel for you. I had the exact same accident on my 848evo last september and my bike was written off due to the expense. My bike didnt look as bad as that but subframe , fairing and damage to rear swing arm was enough to write it off.
Damage to you however may appear in a weeks time, mine did.
On a lighter note my write off paid towards my new 899 so every cloud.
 

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Sorry to see and read about this.
As long as you ok that is the main thing and I know how much of a cliche that is to say.

Gotta say that the back bent up like that looks kinda awesome (just putting a light note on the matter).

Once a proper assessment is done on the bike, other odd things might pop up that are twisted/bent. Doesn't take much to writeoff a bike though.
Did you manage to keep it upright or did you drop it?

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Bugger sorry to hear Matt. Take her for all you can. Inattention on the road is my pet peeve. That and the inability to indicate - pure f***ing lazyness.

Could have been worse - glad you're ok
 

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**** that is bad luck mate. Like i always say to people, it doesn't matter how good of a rider you are on the streets, there will always be some idiot out there not paying attention and wipe someone out.

Pretty sure they will write it off though. The lady that hit will be getting a HEFTY bill if they didn't have insurance.

Not looking great, will be expensive either way I suspect.


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I feel for you. I had the exact same accident on my 848evo last september and my bike was written off due to the expense. My bike didnt look as bad as that but subframe , fairing and damage to rear swing arm was enough to write it off.

Damage to you however may appear in a weeks time, mine did.

On a lighter note my write off paid towards my new 899 so every cloud.

Glad you got your 899 out of it, I suspect I may end up with a new one!

Yeh I'm feeling a little sore already, next few days will be interesting.


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Sorry to see and read about this.
As long as you ok that is the main thing and I know how much of a cliche that is to say.

Gotta say that the back bent up like that looks kinda awesome (just putting a light note on the matter).

Once a proper assessment is done on the bike, other odd things might pop up that are twisted/bent. Doesn't take much to writeoff a bike though.
Did you manage to keep it upright or did you drop it?

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It is an interesting look that is for sure, not a lot of room to sit though! Very close to the tank, bad for the gentleman parts!

They suspect the swing arm will be damaged as the wheel doesn't look good. Fuel tank and subframe all sits under the tank so that is the area of concern.

Kept it upright right til the end, probably saved me from going under the car. Laid it over on to the grass as it come to a stop. Bar end went into the grass over the gutter so saved all the fairings from damage. Just a little mark on the tank and the fairing.



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Bugger sorry to hear Matt. Take her for all you can. Inattention on the road is my pet peeve. That and the inability to indicate - pure f***ing lazyness.

Could have been worse - glad you're ok

Absolutely agree!

End result is better than it could have been that is for sure.


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Bikes are cheap and highly replaceable. You're not.

All things considered, this was great!

Hope you are feeling ok, and good luck getting back on the road.
 
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Absolutely agree!

End result is better than it could have been that is for sure.


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Matt - Glad you are ok. Bikes are replaceable. You are not. I'll second that my biggest pet peeve (over speeding, driving to slow, etc...) is people's lack of attention. Everyone is so distracted nowadays. Even when I'm in my car I have a heightened sense of awareness thanks to riding bikes.

Again glad you are relatively unhurt. Fingers crossed that the insurance settles out quick & you can find a replacement for your baby.
 

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Matt - Glad you are ok. Bikes are replaceable. You are not. I'll second that my biggest pet peeve (over speeding, driving to slow, etc...) is people's lack of attention. Everyone is so distracted nowadays. Even when I'm in my car I have a heightened sense of awareness thanks to riding bikes.

Again glad you are relatively unhurt. Fingers crossed that the insurance settles out quick & you can find a replacement for your baby.
+1 Could have been much worse. In all fairness to the driver, I'm sure the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter post was well worth it! ;)
 

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As already said, you here to tell the tale.

Keep and eye out for injuries , they may appear days later

To be honest , I wouldn't want it repaired, I don't think any thing car/bike is every the same after.
 

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breaks my heart seeing those photos.

glad to know you got out of it ok.

hope that drivers insurance rates go through the roof and they aren't able to afford to drive anymore.

stick to public transit if you can't drive and care about the others on the road.

i hope things go smooth for you and you get back on an 899 soon.
 

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If they total it try and buy it back from the insurance company. The parts are worth a small fortune.
 
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Hi Matt,

****, what a drama, you can be glad that you are well.

The first Streetfighter-Panigale I´ve ever seen. ;)

Cheer up!
 

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Riding off to work this morning, normal busy morning traffic about to go though a school zone (40kph).

Rolling off from about 50-55kph as the traffic ahead is slowing down just about to put my foot down and come to a complete stop take a peek in the mirror and all I see are two faces that look a little close for comfort!!

Brace from impact and bang! A split seconds after looking and I felt the contact!!

It wouldn't have matter if I was in my cage she was still going to hit someone, she just was not paying attention, don't know if it was mobile phone of what....

Bike held up well considering, not looking good though. Possibly a write off, fair bit of damage, will really depend if the subframe is damaged. Wheel is buckled, tyre is gone and of course the whole back end is pointing to the sky.

Dropped it into Ducati this morning, so just wait til I hear back and see how bad it is.

Pulled up alright considering, got my gentleman parts squashed by the tank! Other than that just a sore back and stomach. Doc gave me the all clear, so overall a good result health wise.

Shattered about the bike!

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Sorry for what happened to you and your bike man . You're lucky your guardian angel was there too . The same thing happened to me a year a go ...I got rear ended by a painters van on my 1984 Honda Magna V30 . The dude said he was looking to the left and didn't see me ...Anyway it broke my tail light and seat cowel . My back was hurting for a little bit so I had to go see a chiropractor ...insurance pay a few hundred dollars to fix the bike ...but from that point on I always look for escape route and check my mirrors . It's just brutal out there :mad: Good luck of dealing with insurance and just BE Happy that your're OK
 
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