Originally Posted by thomas.tc.young
Same reason why stunters dont. Because it really isnt cool and they dont think about consequences and are willing to accept the risks.
Most stunters aren't running 65 down the highway. At 5 or 10 mph they aren't going to get much more than scraped up.
Originally Posted by blk-betty
Many of the typical long time HD riders are philosophical non-conformist. Not wearing protective gear fits in with a non-conformist, non-safety, risk taking mindset.
I don't believe they don't think about the consequences at all, at least not long time HD riders, since most know someone that was killed or severely wounded while riding. They just accept the risk of freedom unrestrained by excess gear.
New HD riders, yea they mostly want the badass look.
I wouldn't be surprised if they think it's just a cruiser, they're not racing so they don't need that gear.