I figured I'd try out riding with my mp3 player. Lots of people do it and seem to like it and I have a set of earbud headphones (the $30 creative labs ones from Dick Smith). What could go wrong? Helmet fits fine, no problems with sound, I'm riding away from work and there's very little wind noise and it isn't a major distraction. Then I hit a set of lights and we're banked up. For the first time ever another rider pulls up next to me and starts a conversation. So if you ride a brand new green z750 and you tried to chat to a guy on a yellow sv650 at Kelvin Grove this afternoon and he just sort of smiled and nodded like a twit, that would be me. Nice bike by the way.