Inexperienced rider, 1,500 miles total on an '84 BMW R65. I was riding in the city after dark, approaching a 4-way intersection traveling at 25 mph in 2nd gear. I observed a car coming the opposite direction waiting to turn left across my path of travel. I covered the brake, but he pulled out directly in front of me. I tried to initiate an emergency stop, but realized I would t-bone the oncoming vehicle if I didn't increase brake pressure. This caused the front wheel to lock up and I low sided on the right side, coming to rest in the intersection. I deadlifted the bike (never done that before!) and met the driver off to the side. He admitted fault and we exchanged contact and insurance information. "I didn't see you." What I was wearing: Whte Shoei RF-1100 with added 3M reflective striping Schott cafe racer jacket Forcefield sub4 back protector Forcefield knee guards Belstaff Trialmaster overpants Red Wing Gentleman Traveler boots Injuries sustained: Stiff neck Bruised right hip Damage to motorcycle: Ground down right valve cover Scratched front and rear turn signals Scratched headlight Scratched brake reservoir and lever Scratched right bar end mirror Scratched front fender Scratched exhaust Scratched right shoulder of leather jacket Helmet did not impact pavement I contacted my insurance company and reported the accident, then contacted his insurance to file a claim against his liability insurance. I never thought I'd hear the words, "I didn't even see you.", but I did even though I was wearing very bright retroreflective striping. Now I am thinking: brighter headlights? Modulator?