25 days ago I fell hard off road on my BMW F800gs. Big adventure bikes work amazingly well off road, but they do not crash well. The bike is a write off and I broke my clavicle and cracked two ribs.
On a brighter note, I'm seriously considering a Ninja 1000. A local dealer is selling his leftover 14's for 9K, plus fees. Maybe around $10,700 OTD. I really can't think of a better value anywhere in the MC market. The Ninja has awesome usable power, fantastic breaks, abs, power modes, luggage, etc. I really can't think of a reason not to pull the trigger on this deal.