Naudan, thanks for posting the video. I enjoy watching videos of the V and before I purchased one I think I watched every V video on the Internet, at least twice.
For what it's worth, I could care less what you wear when you ride. It's your decision and I'm not your father.
It is all good. We all risk our lives everytime we get on the bike or in a car for that matter. Hate to say it but i find myself rideing without the proper gear in the 110+ texas heat quite often. Live rite and hope for the best. when its your time its your time.
I completely agree with both of you.
Hell, I've ridden around with no helmet, no gloves, t-shirt, and shorts before....
Just NOT when I was filming a "see what this machine can do all out" video. To not be wearing safety gear in that situation seems counter-intuitive to me. As I mentioned before, that's all I could think about while watching the video: Why is this guy doing "high-performance riding" without the proper safety gear? Not, "this guy is riding without gloves; he's a stupid horrible person."
Anyway, at the end of the day when the dust settles, I don't care about what other riders wear or don't wear. We are free to make our own choices and live (or die) with the results of those choices. Well, at least those who live in states/countries without helmet laws that is....
On a technical note, while I appreciate the effort and intention of the OP, I personally didn't get much out of what I watched. I couldn't sense the acceleration just watching the speedo spool up...but that's just my opinion. If it worked for other people, cool.