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Good question. Here's my take. On the C50T I had, I took the windshield off for awhile. The riding position is too upright with no forward lean. The faster you go, the worse it feels. Same with my Bonneville. Just too upright for no shield. 50/60 and under its ok, over it gets progressively, less fun.
My Street Triple is naked but has a forward lean. Good to about 70 mph, then you need to start leaning into the tank.
I preferred the windshield on my C50T. Also a shieild is preferred for winter riding, especially on the highways when its in the 20s and 30s. Best of both worlds is quick on/off type.
Last edited by mfile2000; 11-23-2012 at 09:01 AM.