Understatement of the year:
"If a car rear-ends a car, it's a bumper that gets broken. If a car rear-ends a motorcyclist, it could be a leg that gets broken."
Lane splitting for motorcycle should be acceptable everywhere ... if a smaller vehicle can pass a larger vehicle then it should be able to do so; simple as that.
2008 Versys 650
Been riding 8 or 9 years, and have owned 8 or 9 bikes; its an addiction I can't quit...