About 5 weeks ago, my friend was in a terrible accident on his way home from work. He rides a 2012 Concours ZX14. A woman driving her SUV made a left turn in front of him as he was passing through a very busy intersection. Result: her bumper crunched his knee against the frame/engine of his bike. His boot came off, with his lower leg still in it. :huh He remembers trying to pick up his boot and saw his foot and lower leg still in there... His femur broke in a few spots, and his hip/pelvis got smashed. Now he's got a long titanium rod inserted inside the bone of his femur, running its entire length. It's screwed into his hip at the top, and more bolts holding the bottom portion of his femur together. His lower leg was severed just below the knee. The good news is that he's on the mend. It'll be a long, bumpy road but he'll get there. I found out about his accident just a few hours before I was due to fly out of town on a business trip, so I rushed out to the news stand and picked him up 1/2 dozen motorcycle magazines to help him pass the time as he lay in his hospital bed. My wife thought that was dumb, but he's a true motorcyclist.