Originally Posted by duck
Not true. I ride my K1100LT without a helmet because it's an awesome bike for that and provides great protection from the wind/bugs. (A few bugs sneak over the windscreen but a bandanna on the forehead takes care of that.) I wouldn't ride any of my other bike without a FF helmet because of the wind/bugs.
But you are not matching the bike to the gear, or lack of for fashion, you are doing it for practical reasons. Apples to oranges.