I wear it all the time, even for short stint's. When it's cold, like now, goretex with armour, sidi crossfire boots, i wish they didnt make such a racket when i walk, leather jacket and trousers, when it gets warmer. I really like leather, doesnt flap in the wind, make's a difference on a bike like the 990, where you sit upright. It's up to the individual, what you wear. As someone mentioned before, protective gear nowadays is within everyone's means, but i still see people riding, wearing jeans and t-shirt and sneaker's, often riding a brand new bike, no money left to buy gear, i s'pose. If you want to be an idiot, the choice is yours.
And dont give a fuck how i look either!