This thing has saved my bike twice since 1998...once when I dropped it in the garage, and again when I got T-boned in Daytona at the spring 2001 ralley. A guy hit me square in the passenger peg with his front tire at an intersection (ran the intersection), knocked me completely through the intersection and the bike went down on it's side. Scratched the bar, the edge of one mirror, and one of the passenger pegs...that's it!! I couldn't beleive it. It held the bike up off of my left leg, too. I simply slid out from under the bike and stood it back up. These things really help protect your bike (especially the tank!).