No, but the windshield blocks the air, which I really don't like. I've got a really short windshield on right now, and I still don't like it. Also the fairings make the bike more difficult to service. Not seeing any positives here... Don't knock it 'till you've tried it. I tried it, and I can honestly say I don't like faired bikes. The only time I've ever really enjoyed riding my Connie was on the way to get the billet steel fairing stay mount welded on after the shit-tier (typical) Kawasaki tack-welded thin plate one broke off. My next bike will be naked. I like feeling the elements. If I need protection from them, I gear up.