I'm a poet and didn't know it.....my feet are Longfellow's.
Actually, I have considered extending the front, lower fender with a black rubber mud flap, if you will, to keep the rain and junk under there and not ricocheting off my engine and nicking the black finish. One on the back, extending to the bottom of the license plate bracket would be acceptable too. I, for one, don't need to "show off the rear tire". After all, it's just a tire, albeit an expensive one. Bobbed fenders and side mounted plate holders are Harley and wannabe chopper things. This ain't a Harley and it anin't a wannabe chopper either, at least my Classic isn't. I purchased it with the intention of doing some comfortable medium distance riding on it, not profiling at the local pub.
However, to each his own. That's what makes the world go around besides our journey around the sun.