Most modern motorcycles have an interlock system built in to prevent you from riding off if the kickstand is down. For whatever reason, riders like to disable these. Maybe it’s because as soon as you click into gear, the bike kills itself and, (I’ve done this myself) it can be kinda embarrassing.
However.. dropping your bike in front of a crowd of people because you rode off with your kickstand down isn’t only more embarrassing.. It’s kinda dangerous.
An old man once told me: “If you’re not taking it off, don’t play with it!” I think that applies here. What do you think?