Incorrect statement.I purposefully chose to go with a high fender (supermoto style) vice a slightly raised stock fender on my V to run 130/80/17 tires. I've got 14K miles on it now, 12.5k from a cross continent trip during which I got rained on a rather fair amount; and, it is just as good or better than the stokl low fender in the rain. Further, it does a better job than the stock low fender at keeping mud off of the rad. The likely reason that many may think the high mount fender is worthless is because they start with a worthless, i.e., extremely minimal supermoto fender like the Acerbis. If you go with a Polisport, or go even bigger, e.g., the later model KLR fender, you won't be disappointed.