#1). I added some photo-reflective decals to the topcase and sidecases of my FJR.
Hit by headlights, those decals really do light up remarkably well, and it makes me feel somewhat safer riding at night. I'll take any little advantage I can find.
#2.) taller windshield. On longer trips, the near-silence is priceless.
There's what people want to hear, there's what people want to believe, there's everything else, then there's the truth!