Most of my riding experience has been on naked bikes, and for relatively short distances in (generally) good weather. Unfaired bikes strike me as having a few advantages: They're cheaper to buy and insure (the illustrative quote I got for a K1300R was two thirds of that of a K1300S), the (lack of) aerodynamics keep speeds in check, they're generally 10 - 20 kg lighter, and often look cooler. My brother rides a Speed Triple, and his love affair with nakeds is weakening after crossing the Pennines on it in inclement weather. Plus he found distance to be tiring on it. So I was wondering what the general opinion is. The Triple isn't exactly the most comfortable bike, so that won't help. Nor does it have any wind protection. (Do those small screens help?) Thanks!