Yea, I guess it's what you are used to, or wiling to put up with. For me it's function over looks as well. Personally I have always liked lots of air for my daily riding. Here in the Ohio valley rain is always a daily concern, as well as the 90 degree ambient temps and 95% humidity. With that heat and humidity some fresh air feels really good. Rain has never stopped me from riding or driven me into a gas station or under an over pass even if I was riding one of my naked bikes. It's only water. Get wet, dry out. My FJR turned one year old 2 weeks ago and has 15,000 miles on it even though I lost a month and a half of riding due to a broken arm. My CB has 45,000 miles. I put 110,000 miles on my ST. My bikes are are not garage queens and get ridden daily regardless of weather, even if they get dirty. They get washed with soap twice a year. Other than that they get rain baths. For long trips a larger shield comes in handy which is why I have a touring shield to throw on if taking a trip, and for my winter riding when temps here can fall below zero. Then a break from the wind feels good lol
2018 Yamaha FJR 1300A
2014 Honda CB1100 DLX
It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day. "Ferret"