Once again, this isn't a thread about knocking on "Harleys" or "cruiser" guys, because plenty of sportbikers wear these turtle shells (aka novelty helmets) too. I can understand that the wearers wear these things in helmet-law states as a sign of defiance and for comfort because since that they're not real impact helmets, they're extremely light. BUT when you're in a non-helmet-law state, why bother wearing them at all? That's the part that I don't get. If you're going to be bothered with wearing a brain bucket, then why not get a real brain bucket? If you don't have to wear a helmet at all, then why wearing one that does nothing for you? Just trying to understand, that's all.