Pretty sure people from warmer climes will never understand the value of good wind protection quite like more Northerly riders. Or heated grips. Haven't got too many miles on mine yet, but considering my main daily machine for the last few years is a 919 the '17s is pretty good for now...(first chilly day that sucker is a goner for sure)
Can't quite tell the brand? Looks like it belongs on the bike, anyway.