Originally Posted by neepuk
Hmmm, Looks to me like only 2, maybe 3, in the US and the rest on the other side of the world. I wonder if that's because you guys use them harder, or got a bad batch, or just a matter of very few being reported here in the US... They're probably all exactly the same all around the world but there have to be way more DR650's in the US than Down Under just based on the populations alone. Seems that we'd have a higher # of US blow-ups too.
In the southern hemispere the Coreolis effect is opposite the northern hemisphere. The tendency to rotate the opposite direction is probably what causes the gear to go. It was clearly designed to be a northern Hemisphere bike. Someone should make an adapter to make the bike safe to operate south of the equator. BMWs come standard with unihemispherical gears.