Was going home from work Thursday night and waiting for traffic at a roundabout so I could make a RH Turn. I usually stay a little to the left to smooth out the turn and this time I must have stayed a little too far because a car comes from behind me and instead of stopping behind squeezes alongside on my right. Iâ€™ve been indicating for a right turn the whole time so I think itâ€™s a bit bad mannered but then I think well if bikes can lane split I guess cars can too. He still stays with his front slightly behind mine so I figure there is no way he canâ€™t see my blinkers and he will still let me go first. But when the traffic allows and I take off he tries to come with me. And he is now behind but going straight through the intersection on my right as I turn right. The physics of trying to put separate object into the same space donâ€™t work out so well and he clips my rear with the front LH side of his car. We are at low speed so I stop and get off the bike and he gets out of the car and we both check out damage. We are still both in the roundabout so we manage to stop all the traffic. Itâ€™s dark but damage appears to be only cosmetic. OK, not good - but if I am going to be involved in an accident Iâ€™m happy with this. It could have been worse. I ask the driver what he thinks he is doing and didnâ€™t he see my indicator. OK I was a tad upset so I probably wasnâ€™t overly polite in the way I asked. And he replies stating that I was a f#&@*king idiot. So we quickly settle in for a few minutes of screaming at each other. At one point he sort of charges at me and I suddenly reassess my situation. He is bigger than me - not hard; he is younger than me â€“ also not hard - wtf am I doing here. So I start to back off and decide to let things go when the prick kicks at my bike. Now this pisses me off so I go over to the front of his car and make a big play of noting his rego. He runs between me and his car and makes a big play of trying to hide it. Then I walk away pull out my phone with a view to ringing the police. At this point the guy goes to my bike puts a foot on the seat and shoves hard and the bike goes down. And while Iâ€™m looking in disbelief at the bike he jumps in the car and takes off. Luckily two guys come forwarded to say they are happy to be witnesses. One has seen everything the other has missed the initial accident but seen the guy kick my bike over. Then an ambulance just happens to come by as we are picking the bike up and assumes there is an accident and calls police. The good bit is that police are now after this guy and talking things like malicious damage; leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging details; assault (I didnâ€™t realise you donâ€™t need to touch someone and it can still be assault). The bad bit is that he has left his known address so it may take a while to catch up with him. And it turns out they were interested in speaking with him for something similar even before our little interlude. Bike damage includes broken rear vision mirror, broken driving light lens (put on for the Icicle Ride so they lasted less than a fortnight), scratching to paint work and, rocker cover crash bar and exhaust. And small (hopefully it will stay this way) crack in fairing. I guess if I had dropped it myself I would probably fix the mirror and lights and possibly put up with the rest of the damage. Those of you who know my bike know it isnâ€™t the spit and polished show pony that some of you guys ride and like me itâ€™s starting to show its age a little. The damage is relatively minor but the cost of restoring will be significant. The crack in the fairing would probably involve hours of work to repair or replace and would involve respraying none of which is cheap. But I am just a tad pissed off to think that this damage was deliberate. Not happy Jan.