Thanks...I'm glad that I wasn't hurt worse. I guess you would say it's a typical rookie mistake.
I was in the normal AM commute traffic when the two cars in front of me performed an emergency stop (locked brakes and smoking tires). Even to this day, I would swear that I was riding properly and at a safe distance. Anyway, I grabbed a handful of brake and the rear started to skid...knowing this wasn't ideal, I released and grabbed another handful. I could tell that I wasn't going to stop in time and decided to try and pass the car in front of me on the left-hand (median) side of the road. I thought I might have made it but heard something crunch. I remember thinking that I had made it past the car (minus a signal or some small item) when I felt an impact and found myself on the road. I rolled off of my right shoulder and onto my back, lifting my arms and legs at the same time. I didn't slide very far and did a "systems check" once I came to a stop.
In the aftermath, I could see that the right engine casing was open and that the right footpeg was no longer attached to the bike. The theory is that the footpeg embedded itself into the left-rear tire (I gave him a flat) and this caused the bike to stop immediately, throwing me over the top. Witnesses indicated that I hit the bars (bent bars and bruised ribs support this) and continued over the bike. I feel that my move to the left helped avoid further damage to my body.
Yes, I was on the 919 and the engine appears to have absorbed the brunt of the impact. I understand that I sheared off the right cover (ie, clutch, etc), bent the drive shaft,etc, etc. Total of 4K in engine work (including labor) means that the bike is bound for the salvage yard.
I will ride again but it will probably be a bit down the road. The insurance money should just barely cover my loan and my wife isn't to keen to see me on a bike right away. She's ok with it but, out of respect for her feelings, I'm going to take a break and get something again later.
What this has taught me is that your chances of survival are definitely proportional to the amount/type of gear you use. Obviously, if you hit hard enough, with enough force, nothing will protect you. But, every proper item you use increases your odds...I wouldn't even have the road rash on my knee if I'd had riding pants on.