For three months, three of my friends and myself, planned this 1800 mike bike trip to new mexico, Utah, and Colorado. Finally the day arrived, and off we went. Made it 206 miles before I totaled out my 08 vision. Slid for 397 feet before it came to a stop. road rash and a couple stitches later, Im headed back home the same day. Says a lot for a helmet, and a victory vision. My vision slid the whole distance on the tip-over bars, and never went all the way on its side until the last 30 feet or so. I was able to stay on the bike till then. I have no doubt I would not be here today if not for a helmet, and my vision! ( those tip over bars!) On the bright side....My dealer is delivering me a new 2013 vision in red tomorrow!