Guide to Motorcycle Fairings

What are fairings on a motorcycle? These essential accessories help add style, safety, and aerodynamics to your bike, allowing you to cruise through Gladstone with ease. From motorcycle front fairings to motorcycle tail fairings, there are many ways to customize your Harley-Davidson, so let’s check out these parts tips from the experts at Latus Motors Harley-Davidson. 

What are Fairings on a Motorcycle? 

Motorcycle fairings are strategically placed panels that help manipulate airflow and create a comfortable ride. Originally designed for racing bikes, fairings proved to be so beneficial that they were eventually considered essential bodywork for all types of motorcycles, including touring bikes, cruisers, and more. 

There are many sizes and shapes for fairings, with motorcycle front fairings being the most common. Fairings are crafted from aluminum, carbon fiber, fiberglass, and polymers, and range from limited coverage to fully enclosed motorcycle bodies. 

The benefits of motorcycle fairings include: 

  • Protection against debris: Especially with motorcycle front fairings, adding panels around your bike helps shield your wheels, components, and yourself against kicked up dust and dirt throughout Portland. 
  • Enhanced aerodynamics: The right fairing can reduce drag and help you achieve higher speeds on the open road. 
  • Increased comfort: Fairings reduce turbulent air flow which allows you to expend less energy during your rides through Vancouver. 
  • Customized style: With a wide variety of finishes and designs, fairings add signature flair and personality to your bike. 

Motorcycle Front & Tail Fairings

While you’ll find fairings across an entire bike, the most common placements are in the front and back. Motorcycle front fairings can include windshields, handlebar wrapping, and spacing to fit speakers and other tech. 

Motorcycle tail fairings are much smaller and are often referred to as “quarter fairings” due to their size. They provide different options for air ducts and vents, and can often be color matched to your bike. 

How to Choose a Motorcycle Fairing 

When customizing your bike with fairings, there are several things to consider: 

  • Weight: Adding any accessory to your bike means carrying extra weight, which contributes to overall handling and fuel consumption in Gresham. 
  • Fit: While there are countless aftermarket fairings available, choosing an OEM fairing will ensure the perfect fit and reduce drag. 
  • Placement: Fairings can either be attached via your bike’s frame or fork, with each option having a different effect on handling, turn radius, and stability. 
  • Style: With fairing finishes ranging from chrome, glossy black, and a variety of colors, these accessories can dramatically change the look of your Harley-Davidson. 

Find Motorcycle Fairings at Latus Motors Harley-Davidson Today!

Ready to customize your ride with motorcycle tail fairings and other Road Glide accessories? Order parts through Latus Motors Harley-Davidson to ensure a perfect fit that suits your style and budget. We look forward to working with you, so contact us with any questions.

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