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Title: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: Andy on 01/03/18 09:08AM
 ZX-6R vs. YZF-R6 & Z900 vs. FZ-09

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYahwC4fcNk
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: thtanner on 01/03/18 09:53AM
I love how they stop at the NR @ the end. I hate to say it, but I'd take that over any bike they presented. :)

The main downside of nakeds to me is just lack of wind protection. Seeing as you've put a ton of mileage on your Monster, maybe I'm just a wimp.

For a daily rider/commuter, hands down the naked over a 600 SS though. There are other options I'd prefer but that's not what this video was about.
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: Andy on 01/03/18 10:52AM
The main downside of nakeds to me is just lack of wind protection. Seeing as you've put a ton of mileage on your Monster, maybe I'm just a wimp.

bikini fairings are surprisingly effective.
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: Snapshot on 01/03/18 11:10AM
When you do your own maintenance, full fairings can be a pain.  Wind protection can be nice but I was overheating last summer because of it.  A naked SV-650 will probably be my next bike.

The purist in me likes the naked look because that's how bikes were when I began riding.  The racer in me loves the sleekness of the fairings.  Both looks bring back a lot of good memories.

Regardless of your tastes...

Ride on,

J~
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: Rogue on 01/03/18 12:29PM
One doesn't appreciate wind protection on a bike until you ride a bike with a good fairing.  Or, you go from a good fairing to a naked.  Then you REALLY will notice.  It's even more pronounced when you ride highways a lot and/or windy days, especially when its cold out. 

My daily commute is only 14 miles on the freeway one way, and then 14 miles on a fairly empty backroad at night.  On the freeway, switching from the VFR800 to the DR650, I really prefer the VFR.  Speeds there are above 80 and having that fairing in front sure is nice, especially when the wind is blowing.  On the backroad portion at night, it's still nicer on the VFR when it's cold out.  But the DR isn't too bad even up to 80, mainly because I have a very small windshield.  Without that windshield, the DR is miserable at any speed above  60 mph.  Simply exposes me to way too much wind blast to be comfortable for any ride longer than a few miles.  My neck muscles get fatigue from keeping my head straight up and level.  Below 60 mph and it's fine.
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: 1fastrider on 01/03/18 06:54PM
if I'm going to be on the fwy then full fairing please.  I don't know how the guys at the track ride naked bikes.  they crazy
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: r0ckrat on 01/04/18 09:38AM
When you ride a naked bike for a couple of weeks straight you develop neck muscles. After the first few weeks of riding naked only, you don't notice the lack of "protection" or feel any additional strain, but when you then get on a bike with a fairing you notice a huge lack of sensation. The wind can tell you a lot while you are riding, and you are less likely to be as surprised by a sudden side gust...
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: Organic on 01/06/18 03:46PM
I like em both. I like wind protection.. alot.
I like the naked bike sensation and in the element magic.

As for developing neck muscles resisting the wind you develop muscles that shorten and that force your head forward which is one of the biggest postural issues people have. Look up Forward head posture. Exactly not the best thing ever says I after having been Rolfed a ridiculous amount to correct my posture.  my 2cents.

Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: luciano136 on 01/11/18 09:25AM

I'm fortunate to have both but if I could only have one bike, I'd probably have to stick to full fairings.  A lot more relaxing on the fwy.
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: luciano136 on 01/11/18 09:26AM
if I'm going to be on the fwy then full fairing please.  I don't know how the guys at the track ride naked bikes.  they crazy

If you have a small windscreen, it's not bad if you tuck in nicely.  Just not practical on the fwy without looking like a tool LOL
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 01/11/18 10:08AM
If you have a small windscreen, it's not bad if you tuck in nicely.  Just not practical on the fwy without looking like a tool LOL

Same can be said for resting your ankles on the passenger footpegs.  I tried it once, and didn't care for the knees bent at a 45-degree angle.
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: luciano136 on 01/11/18 03:50PM
If you have a small windscreen, it's not bad if you tuck in nicely.  Just not practical on the fwy without looking like a tool LOL

Same can be said for resting your ankles on the passenger footpegs.  I tried it once, and didn't care for the knees bent at a 45-degree angle.

Dang, that seems crazy uncomfortable??
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: thepretender on 01/11/18 03:58PM
I've tried it on the VFR wasn't so bad but the makes you lean forward so all your weight is on slim jim and the twins so not a long term position  :36:
Title: Re: Sportbike vs. Naked Bike:
Post by: luciano136 on 01/15/18 09:14AM
I've tried it on the VFR wasn't so bad but the makes you lean forward so all your weight is on slim jim and the twins so not a long term position  :36:

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