My husband and I saw a man on a motorcycle get into a terrible wreck with a truck tonight. He wasn't wearing a helmet, and what we saw was not pretty. He died shortly thereafter, pinned under his Harley. Please, if you get on a motorcycle, wear a helmet. It may not look bad-ass to wear one; but I'll tell you something I wish I did not now understand first-hand: your head can't compete with pavement. If you value the contents of your noggin, wear a helmet.