My windshield is clear and non-distorting so I wouldn't mind putting a camera behind it to see the speedo and tach. I plan on using a wide angle lens so you see in front of you on both sides of the windshield, not just through the windshield.
Ideally I'd like a nice camera on the tank facing forward, and maybe another camera (as small as possible, doesn't have to be high-def) on the back facing rearward. Make some picture in picture videos so you have like a virtual rear view mirror.
I've only ever fallen once, and it was on a ZX-6R, which puts you leaning much farther forward than on the Versys, and even on that fall, I lowsided it and seperated from the bike while I was on my side; I didn't go near the tank. Kinda funny it reminds me of when the shuttle releases its two solid rocket boosters. I can't see a tank mount being a hazard any more than the windshield unless you literally collide head on with something, in which case the camera on the tank is the least of your worries.
Last edited by Norrick; 06-06-2012 at 04:04 AM.