Well that would be fashion again. Coz everyone loves pointed bits of plastic. Just like they like bikes with no mudguards (fenders) and brown seats. "It looks cool man." Pity if you had to ride it in wet weather or you don't like your engine, suspension & back covered with oil, grease, dogshit, mud, tar and dirt. Off topic but I'd like to get rid of my little Yamaha commuter and buy a Royal Enfield Interceptor.