I've ridden/raced dirt bikes for 26 years now! There's a reason I've never owned a street bike though! I'll take a bounce thru a cactus, off the dirt, thru some rocks or off a tree any day over a slide down the pavement, smacking into a wall, rebounding off a curb or dancing with a bumper!!!
I had an idiot last weekend on the way home from the swap meet on Pecos jump in front of me and slam the brakes on. I'm in my truck which on it's own isn't the best stopper and then toss my small enclosed on the back with some weight... Common sense doesn't exist with most drivers! What that person did virtually was no different the diving in front of a semi and slamming on the brakes! Sure I wouldn't have flattened them but my bumper will wreck the crap out of 99% of the cars on the road these days and loaded like I was there's a reason I leave a big opening in front of me!