Had to put my bike into winter storage today. Always a sad time for me but this year it's more so than before.
During the summer of 18 I had a farmer pulling a manure spreader pull out in front of me, with no room to stop I swerved to around him at which time he turned and drove over me and the bike.
I got pulled into the front wheel and spit me back out into a limestone gravel lot, and my 2012 Versys got eaten by the truck.
I have always been a ATGATT guy. I had a Firstgear Kathmandu suit and same brand gloves and boots.
The suit is still being used but the gloves and boots died. I myself ended up with a broken toe only.
My Dealer found me a great deal on a 2010 NT700GT. It rides ok but is the most gutless bike I ever owned. Hopefully I will be back on a Versys this spring. I do like the 2nd gens real well and still have a lot of stuff from the dead one to bolt on.
So to all of still riding, enjoy yours for me and watch out for sh#t.