I hope that all major motorcycle manufacturers know this. I am pretty sure they know. A high percentage of soldiers returning from tours of duty abroad (not only in Iraq) buy motorcycles to help burn off adrenaline & boredom. I am sure it was exactly the same after WW2, the Korea & Vietnam wars. These soldiers have months of build-up salary that they fully deserve, and indulge themselves by buying a lot of 2-wheelers (I have no stats about which brand is their 1st choices but I would not be surprised if it would be Harley & Sport Bikes). Problem is that they are young and, may be more than others, are out to test their limits and are known to ride on a feeling of invincibility. Result: a record number of fatalities among young soldiers (the highest among bikers). So the US Army took the excellent initiative to create their own safety courses and requires service members to wear protective gear while riding on and off-base. Personnel injured as a result of not taking proper regulatory safety precautions may be required to pay for their own medical expenses. I receive a lot of emails and sell a lot of custom parts to members of the US Army. It must be the same for my fellow builders. So, why not support our troops by visiting some US bases to participate to safety classes and, at the same time, show off our customs. I volunteer. And you?