I thought I would go out for a wee run yesterday morning, dry, sunny if a bit cool but I did not get very far, 18 miles in fact when rounding a right hand corner I was faced with this. The picture was taken looking back to the way I came. On seeing the mud I eased off the throttle and leaned my body to the inside trying to keep the bike as upright as possible and had almost cleared it when the front folded and down I went. I ended up sliding half on the verge and half on the road watching my bike sliding along the road and hearing it making expensive noises. Luckily the van I had passed about a mile back stopped and the driver helped me to pick up the bike and get it to the side of the road. This picture shows the really expensive bits. Side panel damage. Lastly a picture showing the start of the marks where the bike hit the road. Still, it could have been worse, at least I got up and walked away with nothing more than a bruised right knee and elbow and a slighty sore pinkie on my right hand and a ruined jacket and trousers which did a sterling job of keeping my skin intact.In my defense, if there is any defense for falling off, the sun was shining in my face and may have delayed me seeing the mud but a man of my age probably should have been driving a bit slower. While waiting for my local bike garage guy coming to pick me up I stepped out the distance and it was 70 paces from where the bike went down to where it stopped so that would be about 65/70 yards in old money. If you know anyone breaking a 2016 NC75X dct .......................... Andy.