So I had a quick ride of my brothers xvs650 and failed to notice the bald strip along the middle of the rear trye before taking off. Conditions were a little wet and as I rolled on the throttle in 2nd gear I could feel the rear tyre slipping out and the rear of the bike shifting sideways. Tried backing off the throttle as gently as I could and got a nasty kick in the opposite direction as the bike regained traction (I think this is because the bike leaned abit further out to the sidewalls where there is still tread on the rear tyre?) My question is, how does one prevent themselves from highsiding in the event of this. It was definitely a brown undies moment and I think I just got very lucky.