It sure would be fun to know how many riders have dropped this bike. We have some of the best riders around on this board. I would love to see a survey. I don't have the expertise to set up and format such a thing, but it would really be interesting to see how many veteran bikers have had the dreaded experience of laying it down. I felt like I was destine to drop it, knock on wood it has'nt happened yet. I feel very much in control of it now but it was a long learning curve.