Seeing as the weather was nice today, decided it would be nice to duck out for a quick ride to aldis on Franklin st to pick something up. usually I'm atgatt, but today I was dumb enough to go out without my leather jacket as the weather was sunny for once in melb and thought I would be quick and it would be at low cbd speeds. all I had on was my takamii Kevlar jeans, leather non armoured boots, button shirt, gauntlet gloves and of course helmet. so out I go, soaking up the vitamin d. rock up at aldis, didn't have what I wanted, so decided to ride back to the office. on the way back, I was going down William st, southbound. I was in the right lane following a black falcon doing 30-40km. take note william has 90 degree parking all down the middle of this road. as I pass Lonsdale intersection this falcon changed to the left lane. so he was in the left and I was in the right where the parked cars were. my spider sense was telling me logically he moved to the left lane to either turn left, park on the left side, or to let me go past. so I edge up closer till I am a car length behind him in the right lane intending to pass him. at this point, the black falcon decides to swerve full right across my lane into a park spot on my right. in doing so he only manages to get half his car in. my instant was to brake and based on the distance closing, it was hard. front and rear wheels locked up and I could feel the bike wiggle as the bike was struggling to hold line. no chance. I was thinking to myself at the time, wtf, no way! braaaaaake...... bang, the front hits the rear right of the falcon. I can see the boot coming up real fast and below me as I'm torn off the clipons. up and over I land smack bang on my left ass cheek. naturally curled up into a fetal position rocking side to side from the pain in my lower back. instantly, lunchtime bystanders were around me asking if I was all right. all I could think of was the bike as it lay on its side, rear wheel still spinning in gear. managed to pull the helmet off, and felt I was still in danger lying on the road in the middle of lunch hour traffic. bystanders told me not to move as they dialed for the ambulance and police. funnily enough a tmu vehicle arrives first. followed again by instruction by the tmu officer to stay down. soon the paramedics arrived and I was put in the van with the paramedic running checks on me. quite a good bloke, as he commiserated with me about the incident. nothing broken was detected, and my vital signs seemed normal. just sc****d elbows and a really sore left glut. was pretty lucky the way I landed, seemed like most of it was just soft tissue damage. tmu reported the other driver was apologetic and at fault and was fined for reckless driving or not giving way. I can't remember. a police statement would be sent to me via mail. bike had a crack straight down the front of the fairing. windshield was snapped off. remember seeing a golfball size dent in the tank. driving headlight was smashed. instrument cluster looked out of place by a bit. left mirror snapped off at the base. right air intake popped out of its sockets. probably a write off. sigh. she's a yellow cbr600f4i that has just hit 51k km and only owned it for 7months. she was a damn good bike. could have done another 50k km. even more dreadful is having no motorcycle to ride on my commute. I've ridden 1.5 years commute 65kms everydayin wind, rain or shine. lessons learnt: atgatt!!! even for short rides. also no matter how experienced you are, it is all negated when a guy in a falcon doesn't see you. learn to use psychosis to read people's minds to predict action. seeing GP tomorrow morning to get assessed for an xray to ease the concern of family and friends. anyway apologies for writing the novel post. just dumping my experience in this thread. ride safe and stay frosty.