I totally support anyone''s choice to wear a helmet or not. But if you don''t your a fool. Just got through watching my uncle lose control of the bike he was riding and get very well aquainted with a local tree. He was not speeding, but he let his attention slip momentarily, that was all it took. Hit the tree at 35-40mph. You can say anything you want about the safety of helmets, but I watched would would have been a fatal accident merely turn out bad. No helemt, and he would have died, case closed.