Recently I've been looking into bikes and I hope to pick one up by next summer. All this research seems to lead to the same questions when I talk to other bikers, so I figured I'd ask them on here just to get a survey of a slightly larger group. 1)What do you ride? 2)Have you ever been down? If so, explain the situation. 3)Add any cool stories or anything you feel other riders should know or hear about. The three guys I know the best that have bikes have all been down. Friend #1-Wrecked while stunting on his Buell. Walked away fine but the bike was toast. Replaced it with a Busa and rides it like he has a death wish. Friend #2-My best friend. CBR 600. Rides like an ass when he's with my first friend. Never actually been down. Lost control after hitting a pothole and clipped his foot on a telephone pole. 6 broken bones. Surgery, rehab, and such. He plans to be back on before the season ends. Friend #3-The sanest of the 3. Rides a Harley Sportster. However he's been down twice. Also the weakest rider of the 3, but that's fairly obvious. I'm thinking of a Triumph Bonneville. Don't want a sport bike and I don't feel right being on a Asian cruiser. And I hate Harleys. So let's hear what you had/have and some stories to go along with it.