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Red face Faired or Un-faired?

Been counting the days down until tax season to get a used Gixxes, just can't decide between the naked or the faired version, i've heard that the faired version handles and brakes better than the naked, any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
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I've never ridden the F model so I can't comment on handling. For me it boiled down to which one I liked better. The F would have given better wind protection but the styling didn't speak to me as much as the naked model. It was also $500 less which helped because I was already stretching my budget. I was orginally looking at an FZ09 but I justified the extra cost by saying that I wouldn't have to dump $$$ into the suspension right away. I'm about 230 in gear.
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Naked, hands down.
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I'd be interested to hear an objective comparison between the two. I chose the naked as I've always had faired bikes, so fancied taking her clothes off. This entertaining video https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/suzuki...owerdrift.html puts the faired out slightly in front as well, but what do they know!?



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Naked. Looks better and waaaaaaay easier to work on. And looks better. And more manly.

And no, I won't take this seriously.
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Not forgetting that the only denominator for overal excellence is whether you get the right colour or not!

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Naked. Looks better and waaaaaaay easier to work on. And looks better. And more manly.

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Not forgetting that the only denominator for overal excellence is whether you get the right colour or not!
Black n red, natch.
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What I've heard (and this is all hearsay) is that the fairings and the windscreen plant the faired version's front wheel more solidly at high speeds through turns, and I'm kinda willing to believe that, but I think that it's minimal at best.

I think that the faired looks better in blue, and that the naked looks better in red. The faired in red looks like Angry Birds to me. I'm kinda an outlier though as I don't own my own yet.
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What I've heard (and this is all hearsay) is that the fairings and the windscreen plant the faired version's front wheel more solidly at high speeds through turns, and I'm kinda willing to believe that, but I think that it's minimal at best.

I think that the faired looks better in blue, and that the naked looks better in red. The faired in red looks like Angry Birds to me. I'm kinda an outlier though as I don't own my own yet.
I've not ridden the F so can only comment on the naked and mine handles just as well as my K5 gsxr1000 did,
and the naked is a different red than the F that's why it looks better

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Get a naked. I think they look better.
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