My 900 Custom went over today in my garage. Got distracted and let it down on the side stand that I had not put out! Down she went to my horror. Was not next to a wall so no damage to lever/mirror etc. Picked her up, put on the stand and got down with no great hopes to see the damage. To my complete amazement there was not a mark anywhere except for a tiny concrete scrape under the footpeg mount(shift side). The footpeg had folded out of the way. It would appear that the manufacturer has done a drop test design and arranged for the bike to go down on the left side, touching only the cast footpeg mount. Well done Kawasaki! I managed to catch the bike a bit breaking the fall but it went squarely on the metal mount. I checked the bolts and angles and everything seems to have held undamaged. Not sure what would happen with a right side drop but today I recon I got off very luckily. Rode afterwards - no contact had been made with the shift arm or clutch lever. Can't help think this designer drop protection. Years ago my SV650 went down in a similar manner and the shift arm snapped and clutch lever was badly bent.