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Old 03-28-2016, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Daschicken
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Why don't motorcycles have tire deflectors?

We all know that a properly designed and placed tire deflector(spat) can reduce drag on cars, why don't motorcycles use them too? (on rear wheels) I have been looking at aero focused production motorcycles like the BMW K1000 and the Suzuki Hayabusa and have not noticed any sort of tire deflectors. It seems like an easy drag reduction mod to me, is there something i'm missing?

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