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Old 03-01-2013, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Fast(er) bike

When you add fairings you increase the frontal area but lower the coefficient of drag. On my OCC I experienced a couple mph increase in top speed and a much more comfortable ride at cruising speed because the screen creates a bubble of low pressure you ride in.

Of course if your fairing is a flat piece of plastic placed perpendicular to direction of movement, yeah a fairing is all frontal area drag due to a turbulent large low pressure wake.
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