This did not happen to me but a Sydney rider I met on a US Kawasaki Forum last week in Sydney. He survived with barely a scratch. Was reasonably well protected. The bike has some grind damage but looks pretty much ok. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20296 This morning I was on my 2012 V stopped at a set of lights. A semitrailer knocked me down from behind and continued driving with my bike and me wedged under the front bumper. What followed was without doubt the freakiest ride of my entire life. A 450m death slide, with sparks flying, onlookers screaming, and car horns blaring. The accident started at lights on South Dowling St and ended up in O'dea Ave, Zetland I'm lucky to have lived to learned a valuable lesson - that maintaining a safe road position when stationary is just as important as safe positioning when on the move. I had cut infront of the already stopped truck, passing on its passenger side. The size of the truck meant the driver could not see me pull up in front. Yes he jumped the lights which is why i was still stationary, but I contributed with an illegal move to stop the way i did. The smart thing would be not to lane split and keep a buffer even when stopped. 27/7 Update : OP has re-measured the accident distance and has corrected it to 270M, still a massive distance. I also found a Versys being parted out in Sydney and am going with him this weekend to pickup a bootload of parts dirt cheap! Bike was not insured but will be back on the road soon for beer money. Good outcome, massive lesson learned and hopefully a low cost repair.