Some of you already know that I crashed my DR650 a few days ago. What happened was that I was on a group ride of about 15 people. We got up to a bit of a twisty section, and I was on the gas pretty heavy with my bike, pushing my boundaries, going way over the speed limit. Anyway, I catch up with this guy who's going a little slower than I'd have liked. It's not double lines, but it's through corners, so I'm pretty hesitant to overtake. I eventually think, "stuff it, I'm sure there's no cars coming, I'll just over take him." So I get onto the other side of the road, and a few seconds later, wham. A corner comes out which I was not expecting, and I hit the embankment. I did manage not to hit it head on and instead glanced off the side, and I washed off a fair bit of speed before impact, I reckon I would've been doing about 50kph when I hit it. Nonetheless, I banged myself up pretty bad, but managed to get up to switch my bike's electrics off. One of the other riders used my mobile phone to call an ambulance. Police also arrived at the scene and decided not to charge me (thanks VicPol!). I went to visit the bike today. It had just showed up a couple of hours earlier, and was still dirty from the crash. This is the damage: Right hand side of handlebar is bent and twisted backwards. Ride hand grip has snapped off. Brake lever is stuffed. Right hand side crash bar (the bar that protects the oil cooler) is bent backwards. Oil cooler guard is stuffed (no surprise there). The oil cooler MIGHT be damaged, won't know until they clean the bike up. There was a couple of small stones and dirt wedged between the oil cooler and the guard. Everything else looks completely fine but I won't really know until they give the bike a thorough run-through, they will call me up if anything else crops up. I will be sourcing the parts myself and dropping them off at the shop, since my father who assisted me in purchasing the motorcycle won't allow me to repair it myself. I told the nice lady who runs the shop that the oil cooler is not vital to the motorcycle's cooling system and could just be bypassed if it's stuffed, however she's not willing to have this done because if the bike gets damaged from overheating, then it'll be on their heads. All things considered the bike held up pretty bloody well in the crash, testimonial to Suzuki's engineering and to the robustness of trail/dual sport bikes. Myself... I've held up pretty well, just a sore, bruised swollen foot, no other injuries. Been walking around a lot already. I forgot to buy myself a camera before going to the bike shop so pictures will come later. Who's that guy who took a photo of me in the ambulance with his mobile phone? Feel free to upload that photo(s) to this thread.