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You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

I've been riding faired sportsbikes for thirteen years, but I'm actually getting a bit frustrated by how good they are, and how you can't use them properly on the road (I don't do trackdays)… I'm considering something like a Tuono, SuperDuke, or Streetfighter, but I don't know if I'll miss the fairing. Should I just go for it? Your answer could...

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Rotop

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Rotop says:

Go naked

and get a big screen?

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Nakeds

None of the bikes mentioned in the original question are full nakeds as they all have a bikini fairing of sorts. That said though the benefits of fairings will depend on rider positioning/ height/ speed etc. Whilst one bikini style fairing will work for some it might not work for others or in different scenarios.

 

Long sustained riding at national speed limit speeds then a fairing is useful to stop neckache and buffeting.

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gavinwilkins

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gavinwilkins says:

Simple answer is ... depends on your journeys. If you do lots of miles at high speed on Motorways/Dual carriageways - yes you will miss a fairing. Long miles on motorways at high speeds can be a pain if you are use to doing 80 to 85 cruising. if you blast backroads, towns, winding A roads, and general pottles in no particular hurry, no you wont, but it will slow you down...

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benCBR6

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benCBR6 says:

I never thought I'd swap a sports for a naked but its still great. As some people mentioned it depends on your journeys and the bike you choose. I've gone from a CBR600 on the road and a GSXR600 track bike and now have a Triumph Street Triple 675. Amazing bike and perfect for everything from rainy commuting to a sunny Sunday blast. You can have a lot of fun on a good naked and the triumph is so nimble and has great engine. You might not get quite the same racer thrill sitting at the lights but it still ticks a lot of boxes. Besides, having been a track day junkie for the last 3 years or so you just can't ride a sports on the road it as its mean to be ridden! Especially in the winter! My answer... do a few test rides.

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frugaltail

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frugaltail says:

Street

i own a street triple after selling my RR, miss the RR for about 2 hours of riding a week.... the rest of the time naked bikes just kill it! I don't do track days so whats the point in owning a sports bike these days? can hardly get out of 3rd, at least with the street I can use half the available power and enjoy it comfortably with a pillion... whats to loose?

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frugaltail

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frugaltail says:

ps if worried about the wind... ask the doctor for testosterone shots and man up

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gfreris

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gfreris says:

Maybe someone's mentioned it already? Personally, I love the look of a naked and I've owned a few, but the one aspect I'd never thought of till then, was the extra cleaning effort with a naked. If you ride a lot, expect to be cleaning a fair bit with a tooth brush. If you don't like the idea of extra cleaning, then stick with a faired bike and quickly clean it with a sponge…. FYI, I still prefer a naked!

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Ian610

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Ian610 says:

As long as you've got a fly screen, any naked bike makes for an enjoyable ride.

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Jessh33 says:

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On a completely random tangent, my missus wanted a pug. Got her one; the squashed nose, bulging eyes, rolls of fat....dog seems to like her though. 

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