Besides the shields available from Kawasaki, which are all too short for touring unless your neck comes straight out of your ribcage, here are the other shields available and semi-available for the Versys:
Cee Baileys just introduced a new full size shield Iím very interested in. CB is an aircraft windshield manufacturer that has branched off into motorcycle shields. It would stand to reason they have nice equipment, and a rudimentary knowledge of aerodynamics: http://www.ceebaileys.com/cycle/
Much better known are the CalSci shields that come in lots of sizes up to a tall version that might scrape the top of your garage going in. They arenít very stylish, but people who have them like them. http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Versysprod.html
Known to all is Givi. Beware tall guys, the Givi isnít: http://www.giviusa.com/per_la_tua_mo...=23651&lang=en
I have to provide two links for this one. Skidmarx in the UK makes a stylish shield Iím also interested in. You can see it in the news story at the first link, but buy it in the USA from Streetfighters by Design, the second link. Streetfighters does not have it displayed on their site, but they have it. You just have to write them. Itís $100.00. They wrote me back quickly. This one looks taller in the picture than it actually is, itís +4Ē from stock. Once again, tall guys go around this one for touring.
Sometime in June-ish National Cycle will introduce another member of their ďVStreamĒ family of modern shields for the Versys. This one may be worth waiting for as other members of this family of shields are excellent. You canít see it anywhere, because it doesnít yet exist, but you can prematurely order one at the following site. I have traded several emails with National Cycle and the problem is, a couple of shields they are introducing first are holding up the Versys shield. However, they are serious about it, and their current estimate puts production out to late June. Never mind the April 3rd date on the site at this link. Go over to NationalCycleís website (second link below) and look at the VStream shield they did for the Suzi V-Strom. Makes the homely V-Strom look like a spaceship. May be a preview of the Versys shield.
Tall guys, if you want your head in still air, you are with CalSci or CB today, or National Cycle this summer.
Shiney side up,