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Naked or Not?

Been test riding all types of bikes over the last several months and have decided that the GSX S1000 is the one for me.

Now I can't decide if I want the naked or fairing version. I like the look of the naked better, but I have never had a naked bike before. I was not able to test ride the naked though, only the F model.

I ride about 80 - 100 miles daily regardless of weather with a mix of street and freeway. After riding in 40 - 50 MPH wind gusts today, I have started to have more concerns with the wind, rain and cold on the naked vs the F model.

What are you experiences?

Anyone used one of the Puig screens they have made for the GSX?

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Been test riding all types of bikes over the last several months and have decided that the GSX S1000 is the one for me.

Now I can't decide if I want the naked or fairing version. I like the look of the naked better, but I have never had a naked bike before. I was not able to test ride the naked though, only the F model.

I ride about 80 - 100 miles daily regardless of weather with a mix of street and freeway. After riding in 40 - 50 MPH wind gusts today, I have started to have more concerns with the wind, rain and cold on the naked vs the F model.

What are you experiences?

Anyone used one of the Puig screens they have made for the GSX?
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I have a naked but my friend has an F. In my opinion when you ride 100 miles daily regardless weather I would suggest go for F. You have your legs covered better, you can always mount bigger windscreen without looking wierd otherweis its the same bike.
I went for the naked bcs i mostly drive it in good weather and for fun and i like the streetfighter look.
But whatever you choose go for red and black. The F looks awesome in this color aldo other colors are nice but just too much only one color, no contrast.
My Friend went for blue F and now he's kinda sorry when he puts his F next to my bike. Imean regarding color choice!
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If riding that many miles each day - in all weather - I would opt for the faired version.
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The faired version would be the better option, I have the triton blue, but must admit the more I see the red/black version the more I like it, unfortunately only the triton blue was available at the time. Now I wonder what the triton blue would look like if it had the same color scheme as the red/black?

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I have the F. The naked was never an option. Reason - I tested many naked and with much more power like the KTM Supperduke R, etc, and the problem was always the same for me. Beyond 170km/h, the windforce just push you back and its a bit more difficult to comfortably do higher speeds especially very high speeds bends. Add some high winds into the equation and it just adds to the challenge. I even wondered whether the F's screen would actually be adequate because it looked quite short, although I did not want a touring screen or touring look. The F's screen is perfect. You can easily do 220km/h and more without significant wind force on your chest. Again, depends how you want to ride and what works for you. Just my opinion Naked riders - before I start WWIII.
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I prefer naked rather than F version, but in your case, if I were you I will choose F


Tell us what is your decision

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Go naked. Chicks dig nakedness.

Forget any form of mini-screen. You might as well take an umbrella swimming.
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Thanks everyone. I think I know that the F is probably the right way to go, but **** it I like the look of that naked. Think I will give it another shot to try and find a test ride of the naked. Worst case I know a Yamaha shop that will let you ride anything. Crossed the FZ 09 off the list long ago due to the board like seat but maybe will take it out just to get the no fairing feel.

Greatly appreciate your input.
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If I were buying a bike specifically for the task of traveling 100+ miles per day, I'd pick something more sport touring-ish.

But if I were buying the bike for general riding, I'd pick the naked. Mind you, it'll take a few months for the back of your neck to build up its muscles. In the beginning, your neck will be sore, but in a few months you'll be able to do 300 mile days at 120 miles per hour and have no problem.

To an extent, wind force only hinders people who have inadequate muscle development, simple as that.

For example: I'm 49 years old and just rode 500 miles in 2 days with a group of high speed sport bikers and we did between 100 and 120+ nearly the entire way. I don't ride that fast all the time though. If I did, just like WMus, I'd pick a different bike. That's not what a naked bike is for. It's a great all-arounder.

If I did ride that fast all the time though, I wouldn't get a GSXS at all. I'd totally get a completely different bike....such as an Aprilia RSV4. For super sport high speed riding........neither of the GSXS bikes are a good choice.




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To an extent, wind force only hinders people who have inadequate muscle development, simple as that.
Fairings are for the weak, naked are for real men? I wonder who'll bite...
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