I am sorry to see all the wrecks / crashes/ lay downs that are occurring with so many R-3 riders. My feelings go out to all that have dropped or otherwise torn up their bike or themselves, and hope all will be fine - and get their bikes back to 100%.
However, it does bring to mind - and no criticism intended - that too many riders are pushing the envelope and going beyond their limits.
And I understand gravel, an unforeseen rock etc. These are everyday hazards we all encounter, and driving defensively only as far as one can see will prevent most of these mishaps. Blind curves are no place to scrape the pegs......
I also feel the R-3 handles so well, has a reasonable power band, that it instills a sense of security that gets riders into trouble before they know it.
I would encourage all for continued longevity of the body and bike, to approach riding with a bit more caution.........keep the rubber down.
Riding over 45 years, enjoying every mile - and never any road rash on myself or a bike....(knock on wood)