So, after 3200km it happened. This morning, after about one hour of riding, I came upon this stretch of road I know. The cbr had been feeling somewhat sensitive and twitchy, but I just tried to smooth the steering inputs. I apologize right away for the lengthy description of events, it's all still very fresh and emotional. This part of the road is on the forest, trees on both sides, mountain on the left side and ditch after the rail on the right side, series of left-right-left corners. On the second left turn, upon corner entry, the motorcycle starts to lean to make the turn and the rear tire instantly lets go and we fall. Without warning, just a fraction of a second and then pain. Braking and gearshift were already done from the first left turn. I was steady on the throttle and can't recall doing anything to upset the bike. I don't know what happened, and that is bugging me the most. Tires's pressures had been checked before leaving the garage, tires have plenty thread, and that part of the road was shadowy/damp but no standing water. We (me and the bike) hit the ground and slide through the turn towards the guard-rail on the corner exit, ditch side. Selected gear and typical rpms for that corner place the speed at 60 to 65km/h. I had no time to understand the fall, but plenty of time to be aware of the slide. I slide to the rail on my back/left side, head and chest first. Legs first! I somehow managed to rotate and go legs first to absorve the hit. When I'm about to crash into the rail, some motorcycle appears out of nowhere (!! On the previous seconds all I could think was the rail and forgot that my bike was sliding with me) and we impact all at the same time. Cbr hit the lower rail-guard wheels/suspension side first as I hit the tank and seat legs first. FUUU, I crashed. Where am I? Gotta get out of the road. Hurts, especially the left shoulder and tigh (spl?). I put my weight on the left arm to get up, and feel a big snap as the arm goes into place at the shoulder. Got on my feet as 2 cars stop and help me to sit on the rail. The get the cbr up on it's side stand. It isn't going anywhere, gear pedal is jammed into the kickstand, can't select gears. I called the tow truck, and he can't take the cbr to my place, as by insurance policy he has to take it to a shop. I have him take it to the local car shop, which is of course closed as it's Sunday. He leaves me with the bike, and while trying to select 2nd, it jams into a higher gear. WTH, I'll ride it like this to my garage. Checking rpms vs speed, great... It's on sixth. My gearing is long, and there is some hills and traffic on the way home A firm kick gets it into fifth, but no further. I manage to get the bike home, and went to the hospital later. Nothing broken, no fractures, just bruises and pain. Zero abrasion (thanks Dainese), and helmet did't hit anywhere. I've got a couple of pics to post later. Bike damage: - Gearshift pedal - Both left side blinkers (front crooked, rear torn off) - left bar end (saved the fairings) Overall an extremely positive day, as I got to get back home to hug my daughter and wife.