Yesterday I went to an off-road ride in public dirt road. Nothing extreme only public dirt road. As usual, I bring a minimum of equipment in case of flat or any other of emergency. Plus a heated vest for a total of 17lbs. On my way back, I hit a big hole. When I saw it, I put my weight at the back, pull the handlebar an passed it, no problem. But the tank bag on the rack hit my but. I tought it was simply loose on the rack. So I stoped to check. But the rack was broken. I never went down or crashed that bike, there's no scratches on it. I always carried that kind of stuffs when I go off road. On my previous adventure bikes, I carried a lot more stuffs like camping gear in more heavy conditions and never had any problem. On my GS1200, I did the White rim in Moab whit all the camping gear on the rack and I did heavy off road riding with my KTM 990R with more stuffs on the back and never had any problem. I'll go to the dealer tomorrow to see what they think about that and see if I can have it covered by the guarantee. This is an adventure bike, not a scooter. We need to cary some stuffs when we go in remote area.