I have always wondered why anyone really cares about legislating this motorcycle safety thing. It is not very often that anyone but the motorcyclist gets killed or even seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. (Warning: this is going to sound callous) As a safety concious person myself (always wear helmet, use turn signals, etc...) I think that it is good for the gene pool when someone not wearing a helmet and riding their bike through traffic at 100+ mph gets killed. If they are that stupid, do we want them breeding? One more thing, in response to a previous post...I think that here in the States the big 4 are Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki rather than Ducati, Triumph, BMW, etc.