Frame vs. Handlebar fairing
Please respond [U][B]only if you have actually used both types of fairings.[/B][/U] I need product tested feedback, not opinions (sorry to be so blunt). I am considering buying an expensive handlebar mounted fairing (Parabellum Scout). I have had a Vetter Windjammer III for 25 years, but am looking for something more aerodynamic. Is there anyone who has had both products? What can I expect in terms of:
1. Wind and rain protection
2. Noise and wind turbulence
3. Handling (especially in wind)
4. Gas mileage
6. Finish and overall craftsmanship
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
My observations from past bikes
Moto Guzzi 850T with WindJammer III, heavy, great protection, does not affect handling too much in strong winds, gas mileage about the same with and without.
Triumph Bonnevllle (old one, not new one) with Vetter Rooster, so-so wind protection, whipped the bike around in strong winds, hurt gas mileage.
R90S with stock fairing, much like the Parabellum Scout, but a bit smaller maybe, little protection except for the waist, the Scout may be better. Did not cause any funny handling problems due to winds either, gas mileage typical for airheads, mid 40's.
Most aerodynamic frame mount fairing for R90/6?
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