Pillion of a two-up couple on a Harley at a gas station asked me the classic... "Aren't you hot in all that stuff?" to which I replied, "Aren't you afraid of getting hurt without all this stuff?" she answered "We never fall down".
I looked at that shiny chrome bike and thought that might just actually be reasonably true. Personally, I gear up because I do fall, and will continue to fall, because I push it a bit sometimes on my Dual Sport. They might not; their bike is less capable of pushing it, and doesn't reward when it is pushed (an obvious generalization and stereotype). So at least the "odds" are significantly in their favor.
I have a old 700 Shadow besides my Dual Sport. It's a handling slug made for cruising and it serves it's purpose just fine, by creating smiles on a hot day. I've ridden it several times in shorts T-shirt and sneakers on rural two-lane, so I get it.
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)