I'm curious, I talk about a steel strap, but others talk about aluminium. Looking at my photo it does look like Al. I've tried to confirm the material but to no avail. Not sure either metal could have been so damaged in under 3 years (including the lock-down of doom) to have produced this failure. Anyway, thanks to all for your feedback, concerns and opinions (even if I disagree )Thanks notacop, and the guy who recovered me had never seen a steel link strap like that break. I'm not even sure I want the repaired bike back at the moment. 5 minutes earlier I was doing 70mph (legally) on a duel-carriageway in the UK. Could have been very messy for both ass-ends ... It may be a one-off but I'd like some serious scientists looking into that component at Suzuki. Recall should be an option.