When I'm on my Tiger 800, I normally wear a neon yellow Nolan helmet and my Helite air bag vest, which is neon yellow and has some amazingly bright reflective tape on it. I wear the Helite
because in 2016 I got rear ended at a stop light and had my bike blown out from under me. Now granted, the hi-vis would have not helped in that particular situation, but I've learned that anything
I can do to increase visibility is a plus. I've even stuffed a pair of 10,000 Lumen LED bulbs in the Tiger, and believe me, people notice that. I even get high-beam flashed in broad daylight.
Now when I'm riding the Bobber or my Thruxton, I wear leather. I have both armored and non-armored Vanson jackets, and custom armored Vanson pants. I don't generally ride these bikes at night,
but I am much more aware when I do because without the Helite vest I feel somewhat more vulnerable. But the real reason for not wearing hi-vis is that I don't want to look like a dork riding a
Bobber or Thruxton in a bright yellow whale forskin suit.
By Grabthar's Hammer... what a savings.