In todays MCN, Kevin Ash talks about what he says the insurance industry calls 'crashability', which is a rather negative word.
I prefer 'survivability' which puts a more positive spin on it.
Whatever its called, the Honda ST1100 has it in spades as I mentioned in my own review of the bike via http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bikereviews/searchresults/Bike-Reviews/Honda/Honda-ST1100-1989-2004/.
Ash says that few motorcyclists take this into account when buying i.e. it falls off the sidestand and you then have to fork out £££ for repairs.
PS. Just about every complaint that Kevin Ash has made about the (lack of) functionality of current bikes over the past few years, has usually been addressed on the ST1100 and a tiny handful of other bikes.
Question: If the Honda ST1100 and its ilk are so tough then why is its insurance group rating 13?
Answer: Because motor/motorcycle insurance group ratings are a racket run by the insurance industry despite Government supposedly closely monitoring something that is compulsory under law.