Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Model: 97 gl1500 SE
I don't know much about the dragon wings but it appears you have more airflow control with the Baker. The lower wing keeps the rad heat off you and the upper flows cool air on you, or vice versa if it is cool out. They also reduce buffeting for the passenger when the wings are open and you can control how much air you want. I also have the hand and leg wings.
Curious about the heat from the rad outlet - how noticeable is the heat? For example, do you really notice a difference in the cold drawing the rad outlet air towards you, and in hot weather, do you notice the difference directing the rad heat away from you? I know it's pretty subjective, just like the 'toe warmer' outlets on the 1500 SE's and the 1800's with the comfort package (although mine has the comfort package, the previous owner replaced the lower exhaust covers with some chrome ones that don't have the flaps, so the little lever really does nothing...)
I know on my 1500, the toe warmers were noticeable/useful but only in certain weather conditions - for example a cool evening ride, but when it was actually 'cold' out, they didn't seem to do anything. In hot weather, it was really nice to have the hand wings and wind wings to get some air directed towards me to help keep me cool.
Bikes I've owned since June, 2013:
Since sold:11 CBR250R, 89 ZG1000, 92 Ninja 500, 85 V45 Magna, 84 DT200, 82 Virago 750, 92 Virago 1100, 04 Kawasaki ZZR250, 07 Vstrom 650 ABS, 88 GL1500, 14 Ninja 300, 86 V65 Magna, 96 VLX600, 08 WR250X, 09 KLX250S, 87 FZR1000, 14 Ninja 650, plus some more...
2010 Husqvarna TE250
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2008 GL1800 with bagger kit