So... bikers have strong opinions on helmets.
I ride with a full-face, and if I had a nickel for every time a helmet-less dude biker told me I looked silly, or that riding with a helmet is (insert excuse here) I would have a whole lotta nickels.
Truth is, I hated the full-face when I first started wearing it. I'm claustrophobic. It took some getting used to. But, having the wind hit me in the face wasn't great, either, and messed with my ability to breath comfortably.
And then it happened. I smashed literally face-first into the side of a Suburban THREE MINUTES after I thought to myself, "I'm not going far, do I really need the helmet?" and the little voice said, "Just put it on, dummy."
The impact cracked the jawline/side of the helmet - and I was only going 20mph - but the angle is what did it. The helmet saved my life, I have no doubts about that. So I ride with my helmet EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Plus, look at it... it's beautiful. And I've never seen anyone else with one like it.
Protect your braincase.