Perhaps it's your location? Here in the PNW it's mostly HD riders not wearing gear when in the summer months, but occasionally I'll see other types of riders not wearing gear. I'm in complete shock when I go to other states with no helmet law, but I remind myself that I don't have to live in their body. I'm still flabbergasted, but I again remind myself that, "I don't have to live in their body."
Interestingly, I've always been an ATGATT rider myself, and it's saved my skin on mulitple occasions as I usually ride sportbikes or dirtbikes, but a few years ago I ended up with a Vino 125 for about a year and found I didn't wear all my gear as much when going to the 'market' or 5 miles away on ~35 mph streets. I find it interesting because I now have a 125SM in it's place and am ATGATT when I ride it, despite it being the same cc's. I think it's in part because it's much faster, but more so, the convenience of almost being 'chairlike' in the riding position and lower to the ground on the scooter as opposed to the 'horselike' riding position of my motorcycles.
Last edited by baroquenride; 11-15-2019 at 07:06 PM.