Originally Posted by lastplace
Rider protection from what? When we rode long road Liaisons in cold winter Euryope in the Dakar, a fairing was nice. But I'd rather have airflow when it is hot. But a fairing is only for looks and maybe to keep some sand out of your wiring.
Doesn't it help with general fatigue because you're not fighting as much wind trying to push you off the back of your bike? (Maybe that's more a problem for Sasquatch-sized guys like me who have less-than-ideal aerodynamics.)