correct me if I'm wrong but there are very few states that require helmets. MA being one of them. even if there wasn't a law I couldn't imagine going out without one. without a full face for that matter because whats the point of wearing that pan called a half helmet. If everyone did a little research they'd find out that helmet aren't very uncomfortable, some might be but then you move on to the next brand. There are so many manufacturers you're bound t find one that comfortable. My Suomy is so comfortable, its nice to just wear because of how nice the lining and padding is. Hot days is an excuse not to wear a helmet, thats a load of crap. In 100 weather this summer I would be sweating my ass off but my head usually only sweated right at the forehead as there is no forehead vent in my helmet. Thats the one thing I miss about my HJC but the total head ventillation is so much more worth it. I think every new motorcycle should come with a helmet. if it comes with the bike I think people might be more likely to try it atleast once. doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a plain color HJC or KBC or something not too expensive. I could go on about this forever but I'm already preaching to the choir.