Seruzawa's above comments are incisive! But, whether it becomes a mandate or not, two things are pre-ordained. One, insurance companies will penacize you with higher premiums if you don't have it, and Honda will penacize you big time at purchase when you buy it. And of course, you'll really be penacized when you hit any jarring road irregularity at speed and it inflates in your face. In that event, don't look to Honda or your insurer for any additional penacization, because you'll be dead!