Givi Windshield review
Since it is getting cold here in MN I thought I would try some better wind protection, hopefully without adding buffeting to the equation. I found a Givi windshield that had a price of $114 shipped so I thought it was worth a shot.
I was somewhat leery of it being louder that my modified stock setup, but was pleasantly surprised. At 5'9'' I just am looking about 3" over the top and mostly ignore it visually. It is quieter that both the stock windshield and also better than no windshield at all. Now I hear the engine more than wind noise. I also notice that if I cruise at what the same loudness was with the stock unit, I will be doing 77-80mph instead of 58-60.
So far it is a winner to me for the price.
My only concern is how long it will last. A friend at work put a Givi on his Burgman and after a trip cruising at 80-85 with strong crosswinds, he has cracks around his mounting holes. Time will tell. A sticker on it warns against exceeding 100 km/h with it in strong winds. I don't know if that is to avoid instability or breakage. Anyone ride of these at speed?