The one I looked at had those side deflectors, I wondered how much they helped.Bill they're both great bikes but a little bit like comparing steak to lobster ( the real lobster not the things they pass off for lobster in FL). The wind protection isn't worse it's just different. Yamaha makes a set of wind deflectors that attaches beside the dash. With those on the bike it's a nice pocket of smooth quiet air to ride in. Couldn't ask for better. In fact I never bothered with the larger touring screen on mine because it was so nice with the stock screen and side deflectors. just my opinion.
I'm gonna pass on it for now, finish out the year on the two bikes and regroup after the first of the year I think. LIke I siad its not like I'm actually complaining about what Im riding, I'm not, Just wondering about a different tool for the Job.