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MCN  says:

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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Jul 08

Posts: 165

Carlosoul says:

Yeah go for it...

Ive had a Hornet 600, CB1000R and Street Triple and love them all, you get just as much punch out of corners and can get your knee down as much as you need but all in a more relaxed position which allows you to ride longer and enjoy it more, also whats the point of having a 175mph or more bike if your on the road, it you want to stay legal-ish and want to have fun then get the accelaration of a CB1000R or Triple take you away, they still top out at 150mph... allegedly

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Jul 09

Posts: 143

burningbush says:


Buy a Bonneville and stop being wind shy. 8-)

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Jan 08

Posts: 74

Victor9098 says:

Fly Screen

Fly screens really make a difference and there are plenty of bolt-on options available, try looking at GIVI for some ideas of what might work with your preferred bikes. For daily commutes and weekend trips then you should be fine, only if you were planning a longer trip or some touring then you might miss the fairing. Get what you like and then tweak it to your preference.

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Nov 08

Posts: 879

Don't be daft!

If by "just go for it" you mean sign up based on hearsay and showroom appeal, that's crazy. Blag a proper test ride, factor in what you plan on using it for, then you'll know, one way or the other. Next?

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Oct 10

Posts: 10

stevebandito says:


nude if it's retro styled with a nice looking engine if ur not bothered about looks then id have a plastic covered rocket meself id go nude every time

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Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:

Go naked if you got the nuts

otherwise go get a full dress tourer!

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Oct 11

Posts: 2475

Piglet2010 says:


Buy a Honda Dullsville instead.

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Nov 05

Posts: 57

offordc says:

Does it matter

The way most modern bikes perform i doubt you will "use it properly on the road" regardless of if it is faired or not.

Very few faired bikes seem to have screens or fairings that work properly anyway, yes they will suit a few but then wont be right for most, hence all the aftermarket screens & adaptors on the market.

I have had faired & naked bikes & could easily sit at speeds above the legal limit as i have never found the wind blast a problem.

I think it is all down to personal choice & what "YOU" want from a bike, you will be the one riding it so you must make the choice, go for a few test rides & get a proper feel of each one them sit & mull it over in your mind with a Costa light & a banana & pecan breakfast loaf, that would be my advice.


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May 10

Posts: 26

d0nkeychop says:


...with domtrails, one of each. But where does it end.... How many bikes do you really need? You can use this simple formula to assist. Number of bikes required = n+1 where n is the current number of bikes owned.

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Dec 08

Posts: 31

petexjr says:


I'm not knocking other peoples bikes but I allways thought those farings on sportsbikes were to hide the ugly radiators and mass of pipes. Do they really do anything for performance at road speeds? Unfortunately, with current legislation, most new bikes have to be water cooled. IMHO the only places for radiators are under car bonnets or on walls in your house. Then again I'm a very old biker.

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