Out riding my new RT and encountered a dead raccoon in the road. I was on a narrow two lane, witH a vehicle coming toward me, so I had very little room to try to avoid hitting the dead animal. I hit the raccoon with quite a thud, and immediately the engine died. I stopped on the side of the road and it took me a bit to get the engine started again. I noticed that the kill engine switch was in the kill position. II’m quite sure that my hand did not hit that switch when I hit the raccoon, but can’t be positive. Could that thump have made the kill engine switch change position? Could something else in the Spyder have been triggered to shut the engine off due to hitting the animal? It was disconcerting, to say the least.