How to Destroy a BMW R1150GS [Video]
According to his own words, the chap has been riding for 28 years. However, this did not prevent the rider from choosing a very bad position in his lane.
Adding in some speed, too, this was enough for him to ride on a trail of gravel, lose control of his BMW R1150GS and lay it down lest he hit the bridge girder. Rider error plus a road in bad conditions caused this crash, with the bike repairs reaching $13k (€9,515).
Both rider and passenger made it pretty well through this: a broken toe and some road rash for the rider, a broken wrist and seriously scraped ankle for the passenger girlfriend.
The biker says that the same corner also claimed a life of a rookie a short time after his crash.