No question that lowers will help but it will be a much hotter ride in the summertime. I am 6'1" and I can run an 11" Madstad, without lowers, in the summer and the airflow is smooth and keeps me cooler. I still get the air from underneath the fairing but it seems to be a lot more tolerable when you adjust the MS to the right angle. In the winter I switch to the 13" shield and put my hard lowers back on. With this combo it is an amazing ride that keeps me a lot warmer. Warm enough that I only wear on extra layer under my jeans and don't even need leather chaps unless the temps get below 30 degrees. My take is that the Madstad would be the best way to go now and you could add the less expensive soft lowers when the weather gets cooler. The Airlite soft lowers are the best option there for $100. Hope this helps and I'm sure you will get lots of input on this topic.
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