well i dunno but i have seen very nice and neat race kits. then again seen some bad ones.
i dont like the idea of a brake line scratching my fender though.
The G&J lines come with cover sleeves (look like heat shrunk on) in a variety of colors for looks and to protect anything they may rub against. Personally, I prefer bare, but buy sleeved and cut it away where it's not going to be at risk of abrading anything such as the headlight bucket, any wiring harnesses, or Ripper's line holders. I use AN fittings (fuck banjos!) and aerospace Adel type clamps for line retention, specifically Umpco double stainless with molded double cushion -- if it's good enough for a Stealth Bomber it's good enough for me!
The colored sleeves reinforce my contention that the SS lines are more for bling than actual braking performance improvement -- at least on the street. On the track they are absolutely essential, but more for consistent braking feel due to their much greater heat resistance than the OE lines. A quick illustration: a couple years ago a racer bought a CBR1000 on Friday, spooned on a pair of racing tires, safety wired everything, and went racing Sunday. He reported that the brakes lost much of their power by the 10th (of 15) lap, and the lever was coming back nearly to the grip by the last lap. Upon inspection the OE lines looked fine until the lever was pulled whereupon they balooned to about twice their original diameter at the caliper banjos, and when pulled a bit harder one burst! Obviously overheated, which the SS lines can't
do at these temperatures. This is almost impossible to do on the street.
As to the improved feel, if you have as much experience with braking systems as I do (over 30 years setting up and modifying) and fettled brakes with OE lines you would be hard pressed to feel any difference when fitting SS lines for the street. I will not set up OE lines for the track for obvious reasons. Only you can say if your street riding requires SS lines, and if the answer is yes TAKE IT TO THE TRACK!!!! Of course if you like the look by all means go for it.
Let the flaming begin.