We had just left our last fuel stop and headed out on to the Autoroute (motorway/highway) I overtook a truck and small van at an indicated 85/90 mph and felt what I thought and expected was the rev limiter. I backed off the throttle just a tad and expected the power to come back.
RED OIL LIGHT - No power and the bike just decelerated to a standstill. I managed to steer over to the hard shoulder with no locked wheels or other dramas.
After a top to bottom inspection i found no leaking oil, no leaking water, (with the ignition turned on the water temp was still solid at 50% (as it had been for the last 2000 miles since leaving the UK). I tried the ignition and starter just for curiosity and found that the starter made a very half arsed effort at turning the engine over.
Bike was recovered to the ferry where I pushed it on board. A subsequent recovery back in the UK and all home before dark.
Before I start throwing money at this any thoughts on alternatives to a seize? My logic is telling me that I got some oil starvation to the piston. I thought I might get a warning from the oil light if the was going to happen. In this case Oil light then stop, not a warning!
Any advice out there? Anyone had the same problem.
Background info: 2005 model 10000 miles plus the 2000 in the last 10 days. Recently MOT'd new belt and rollers (OEM and standard weights) Running Leo vince 4 road pipe.