So let me start off by saying that I'm a complete dumbass. Since the age of 16 I had always wanted a sportsbike. I finally saved up some money, took the MSC, and purchased a bike about 2 months ago at the age of 19. Although I passed the MSC, I didn't learn a damn thing from it. My first day owning an R6 I decided to ride without any gear. I was your typical teenage squid. I rode with my buddy who owns a Gixxer 600 and we almost never rode under a 100 on the highway. I finally got a helmet and a jacket, but at times I wouldn't wear the helmet just because I didn't want to mess up my hair. I began riding with a group of guys and though we were geared up most the time, we rode like complete jackass's. We would do burn outs at red lights and we would race each other on the interstate at night. We had a couple of close calls but we continued our ways. And then, on the third of this month, my luck came to an end. I took a girl riding with me that night. I was wearing no helmet, no gloves, shorts, a t shirt, and sunglasses. We were just riding down a normal street, there was no cars. Of course, me being a squid and wanting to impress the girl, I speed. I hit about a hundred and continue down the street and then stop at a red light. The girl tells me to be careful and she's a little scared. The light went green and I started speeding again. Because it was 2am and I was wearing sunglasses, I couldn't see too well. I failed to see the curvature of the road and I ended up hitting the median going about 80. The bike went over on its right side and both our bodies slid down the street. All I could see was sparks flying from my new R6 scraping the ground. All I could think about is how fucking stupid I am for hurting this girl. I slid about 120 yards and I was able to get up immediately after I stopped sliding. I ran over to the girl and she got up as well. We didn't really feel the extent of our wounds because we had so much adrenaline in our system. We were lucky to be alive. We both went to the emergency room in an ambulance, but neither of us had any internal damage. Neither of us hit our head or broke any bones. We were very lucky indeed. I did, however, have to get a skin graft on my right leg because of severe road rash. I didn't even care about my damage, all I could think about was the girl and how I was completly responsible for all her pain. We are both recovering well now, she is pretty much completly recovered and working again. My leg is still being treated but is healing well. I think I have learned my lesson from this. I do think that I will get back on a bike again some day, but I will never again ride without full gear, and I will never again ride dangerously. About 5 days ago, a friend of mine died in a bike accident. He hit an exit sign going about 70 while trying to get back on the highway after he already started exiting. So, after all this. I just want to let you guys know the importance of riding with gear. If I had been wearing a helmet (which has a clear visor) I would have been able to see. I also wouldn't have faced nearly as much road rash. And if you have someone on the back, make sure they wear a helmet too. I probably would have killed myself if the girl died and I lived. Please feel free to verbally abuse me as I am a stupid squid. Thanks for reading my story.