1995. That was the year I experienced a tank-slapper first hand. I was riding a 1990 Ducati 750 Sport and after unloading the front suspension off a small crest in the road, the bars just decided to do their own thing. You see a tank-slapper can occur when the front tire goes light and then comes down on a slight road imperfection. For a rider it’s one of the scariest things that can happen on a motorcycle next to crashing. Thankfully for this rider, he made it out with a simple change of underwear as opposed to an insurance claim.