Yea, actually in Ireland we have jumps and everything!!
...It was on a small step on step off section, it broke on the landing and I hit the next double with one foot on the left peg and one foot on the right hanger (thought my foot had simply slipped off the peg), scary stuff. Kawasaki told me there is no issue with them, so I PURCHASED a set of steel Pro Circuit pegs to be on the safe side. As far as hot starting goes, I have rode Honda for years and it would start in gear with hot start in...as for the Kawi, Neutral and it still took three laps!!
Maybe I have just had a bad run!