Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Pacific Northwest
I've only owned three bikes, all with no fairings, and have never had a problem with highway speeds. I think you'll get used to it. I weigh 220 so I'm no lightweight. We had a fairly warm day today (for Washington) and I rode about 175 miles - mostly between 55 and 65 MPH. The wind feels great thru my riding jacket - I definitely would not have wanted to block it.
I CAN say that recently I rode a friends 2006 750 Shadow with a windshield. It was nice to be able to have the visor open for airflow, and there were no (new) bugs on my helmet or jacket. It was however a bit warm. Not to mention that bike weighs a ton for a 750, and my knees were all over the gas tank. That bike has a windshield that can be removed easily in about 30 seconds. If you decide to get one, I would look for that feature.
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