Originally Posted by lastplace
Rider protection from what? Isn't it hot in RSA? 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. It is good to get the equipment's mass off the handlebars, so a frame mounted bracket has some advantages. But a fairing is only for looks and maybe to keep some sand out of your wiring.
I'm going to use the handlebar mounted brackets in the 7-day Tuareg Rallye. For me, simpler is better.
At the start in Cape Town it may be cold and possibly raining. The end at Upington could quite possibly hit 40C. That's hot enough to suck. That said, you pretty much anwered my question, thanks.