including Hiviz ... I figure that the dorkiest looking rider gets to ride the furthest. I've had my motorcycle license since 1969 and have only had a few minor mishaps. Each time some part of my body has been saved by protective equipment. The chip in my sunglasses from a rock at highway speed, saving my eye, was probably the smallest incident but yet had the most potential to do me serious life altering harm.
Good gear is way cheaper than body parts.