Agreed. Every full faired bike I've ridden is warm/hot in summer, the ST1300 was the worse. The wing is hot because the large fairing does its job so well. In temps over 84-85 is when it gets uncomfortable for me and I ride the wing less and VFR more. In July/Aug I have a hard time wearing a full face helmet on the wing and will sometimes switch to a 3/4 or half (it feels really good but I know its dumb dumb dumb). I even wear wet tee shirts under my mesh jacket to keep cool, that really helps. The engine heat maybe rising straight up, where else can it go? I don't feel the direct heat like I did on my ST1300 though. The ST blew hot air on your lower legs, the gas tank got hot to the touch and the fairing pocket could cook your lunch. Every bike has some kind of flaw? (if you can call it that) its a bike after all but the wing has more comfort and less having to tough it out than anything else.Red said:It's not hot because of excess engine heat, it's hot because you are enclosed behind a full fairing and lowers. No different than your BMW.
Tell the "office" people to ride one a few thousand miles, then they might know.
Larry,By the way, I always ride with some kind of jacket on, for skid protection, so that may be why I suffer with the heat.
I grew up in Florida in the days before A.C. The sweat would pour off you just walking to the car in the parking lot and then would get worse as you climbed into an even hotter car. Never was much of an issue. In the summer you sweated. In August you really sweated. Then, I drove through So. Carolina in August without A.C. Holy Cow!!!! Now THAT is heat.In the sunny season the sweat just pours off me. By the way, I always ride with some kind of jacket on, for skid protection, so that may be why I suffer with the heat.