well i was just posting about a month ago about buying my first bike. and now im posting cause ive laid it down. went on first long ride today with some coworkers. had a couple of mishaps with my rear brake, stepping on it way to hard, and not using the front enough. but after having the rear end slide around on me at low speed coming to stop had me worried. then making a left turn at like 10mph or so. while i was breaking to get to tthe turn i suddenly had that feeling of the rear of the bike sliding. so i do what any "pro" would do.. i stand it up and ride right off the rode at about 5mph. and proceed to lay the bike down and jump right off it and went for a little roll in the grass. there is one scratch one the left upper fairing where the turn signal pressed against the bike, and the shifter is bent a little. bike now has 630 miles on it. relatively undamaged except for a bit of mental scarring.