arandazz said:I think exposed carbon looks great -> in moderation.
A few years ago I put some 998 style carbon fairings on my 99 748. All I did was stripe out some number plates and stripe the tank. Adding the stripes did help the thing look better but all that exposed carbon was overkill.
Since then I rebuilt the bike with some 996 style carbon fairings. This time I painted most of it; only exposing the carbon for logos and pinstriping. I left the majority of the tank exposed instead of the "typical" airbox and a strip across the top of the seat. This combination looks better IMO.
Both set ups you've done look amazing. I think the full carbon looks less flashy, I like it. Damn, awesome. Put some more pictures of that up will you? Damn, that's nice.
As far as what looks best...go with what makes YOU happy and others jealous, can't go wrong. Like this last dude.