You know what they say. A man with a big beak is a man with a big ...I think if you hit a deer with the beaked bike, you'dehave a better chance of serving venison for dinner. So it is functional.
I was going to tell you a joke about my beak, but it's too long.You know what they say. A man with a big beak is a man with a big ...
I think that, secretly, many v-strom owners have quietly suffered from the heartbreak of 'beak envy'. You know, that feeling of inadequacy when you park next to a GS at Starbucks. You try not to look. But out of the corner of your eye, you sneak a peak and catch yourself thinking, "look at the size of that thing."
Some GS owners actually add 'beak extenders'. Those are the guys with inferiority complexes. After all, its not the size of the beak, but how you use it.
Do you think it might work as an atheletic protector?When I examined the bike at the IMS I saw that the beak on the new 1000 is made of very thin plastic, and it looked like it was held on by three small connection points and easily can be removed and left off, modified, or replaced to taste.