Hey guys. Thought I could just describe my first failure on a motorbike, only 3 weeks after having my bike. About 7:30pm on Thursday night, I was on my way to Basketball. I had my mate and fellow NR member just behind me in a staggered formation. And his missus trailing about 2 cars back, in a car. So we hit the on ramp, and obviously hit 90 - 100ish to match the freeway speed (100km), almost immediately the merging lane (left lane) was clogged up with idiots who had never seen a police car with flashing lights. This immediately met with idiots slowing down to 40km's per hour (I have to say again) immediately after an onramp, in the merging lane... ' So I managed to get on, and rode my brake in constantly but smoothly, last remembering I had gone past what was around 80k's an hour, still braking... I was in the right side of the left lane (2 lane freeway) with my mate behind me on the left side, riding staggered formation with sufficient reaction time. Anyway, I guess I don't have to explain how dangerous the situation already is, with people merging slower, possible people overtaking from the on-ramp, still riding my own brake, I had a quick peep to see if I could shift over to the next lane and the next second I looked ahead, the person in front of me must have been on the brake pretty hard because I was right behind her. Her 4 brakes with ABS were no match for my Ninja 250r at 60 - 70k's. Being an inexperienced rider and being almost about to ride up her ass, I guess I paniced and grabbed too much of the front brake and before I knew it, I had locked up the front brake, it went left and right, pretty swiftly (according to my mate) and I was on the asphalt, rolling. Me not remembering much of the actual incident, I apparently did 3 - 4, gymnast-like rolls with my head finally stopping on the right lane, and most of my body remaining in the right side of the left lane. All I remember was getting up, almost instantly after stopping tumbling and running across that left lane and into the emergency lane. My mate had already caught up to my bike by this stage, switched her off, put her back in gear and shifted her off the road. I have no idea where the bike stopped. Damage was quite extensive but I guess it could have been worse-off for this situation. 1 side lower-fairing completely scratched, some parts even scratched very coarsely, mutiple cracks in the fairing probably due to the indicator, even though it looked like the indicator was completely sliced off. A section of the rear/tail fender was cracked off along with my singe-seat cowl, exposing all the stuff I had under the rear seat bit. It fell exhaust-side down so there are a few scratches on the exhaust, including a bit off the bottom which looks like it melted and formed a glob of metal, near the bottom of it. My mate recalled plenty of sparks flying when I went off, hence the brake pedal didn't snap off, but infact it had sort of melted and curled inwards along with the brake lever bending very awkwardly. Anyway, I was fine, textile jacket held up, only a small hole and some stitching came loose. My Adidas shoes stayed on, hehe, and my JustJeans jeans held up amazingly with the 60 - 70ish k's fall. No holes in the jeans so I got no gravel anywhere. Just really sore right wrist, probably from breaking my fall. Will see how it goes over the next few days, can't fist it yet or put pressure like opening a bottle lid. Will let you know how I go. I left her on the road overnight, only with it's steering lock, hoping it would get stolen... To no luck. I managed to ride her home, 2 - 3k's, started up promptly, had the old man escort me in a car behind at 40k's the whole way. Seems like forks were still fine. I'll have to get towed to a mechanic in the next week or two though to see if there's any non-cosmetic damage. Bike is already a work in progress, decided to replace the entire fairing, along with frame sliders which I had planned to get from day 1, however never got around to it. And I'm sure it would have saved my back pocket if I had got around to doing it. ' Fairing arriving from overseas in the next 2 weeks or so. I've already taken off all the fairings etc. Put a cover on her and making sure I start her everyday and let her run for a good few minutes, making sure she still has a pulse. Anyway, let me know your opinions or questions on the incident. If you've had a similiar situation or how you would react. Thanks guys.