Originally Posted by anotherguy
IMHO yes it is. Riding skills and accident avoidance are far more important to me. That being said I rarely ride w/o gear. However my emphasis is on remaining upright and unscathed.
Typically the more knowledgeable you are about riding skills, the more inclined you are to wear full gear!
It's the people that "think" they know how to ride that also "think" bad stuff won't happen to them
Nobody ever killed in a motorcycle accident has been killed in one before!