So was at my favorite bike shop today getting parts for my wife's new 1981 Honda CM400. And decided to have them order a new chain/mud guard as my last one was eaten by my the rear tire in an odd set of circumstances last summer. One of the shop guys piped up and said that they might have one on a wrecked bike out back. We go have a look and sure enough there's half of a yellow ST3 with a perfectly fine carbon fiber hugger/chain guard. Asking about the accident, he explained that the bike BROKE IN HALF WHILE THE OWNER WAS RIDING IN MID CORNER. I'll see if I can get a picture of this tomorrow. But holy crap has anyone heard of a frame failure like this? The rider is apparently okay for the most part, banged up his knees pretty well. They're examining the bike and corresponding with Ducati. It was covered up in clear plastic outside but it looks like it broke just in front of the engine. Again, I'll see if I can take a picture tomorrow.