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I like the look of the Kawasaki Vario windscreen. Does anyone have one? How do you like it? Is it a marked improvement over the stock screen?
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I have the one with the spoiler...works well. They make spoilers that attach to your stock which may work as well. I do think they are more intersting to look at as well.
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I also have the one with the spoiler, works well for me. Slight adjustment of spoiler does make a difference on air flow. I'm 5'10 and can ride with my Shoei Module helmet in the up position ( I know it's not recommended!). I also like the looks on the bike.
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I have one that I used for about a month and replaced it with the Givi. I liked the look, but I wanted more wind screening. PM me if you are interested buying it. I'm thinking $50 + shipping. I could take some pics and send them to you.
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im 6'4 with a rather long torso (32"inseam) With the spoiler in the upright position the air hits right around the bottom of the shield on my rf1100. At the mid position it places it just under the chin on my helmet, which I like anyway.
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Pretty good wind protection; much improved over the stock blade. The adjustability is nice and makes a noticable change in airflow, but I could never find a position where I was satisfied with the turbulence around my helmet (RF1000 on a 6'0"/34" frame). Perhaps I expect too much.

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Pretty good wind protection; much improved over the stock blade. The adjustability is nice and makes a noticable change in airflow, but I could never find a position where I was satisfied with the turbulence around my helmet (RF1000 on a 6'0"/34" frame). Perhaps I expect too much.
I do get quite a bit of buffeting with the spoiler at any position. But my rides are usually short and slow so I havent done much about it.
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I have one without the wing. Not very good wind protection--a lot of unclean air hitting your head at highway speeds. At 50mph and below (when it is warm out) it is nice however.
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I took the spoiler off and replaced it with the top two thirds of the stock screan. Tip it up and the airstream just kisses the top of my head. pull it back and itputs enough air right in my nose to keep water blown clear in the rain.


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best upgrade i made to my versys. surely you feel the differnce in the confort of riding.




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I took the spoiler off and replaced it with the top two thirds of the stock screan. Tip it up and the airstream just kisses the top of my head. pull it back and itputs enough air right in my nose to keep water blown clear in the rain.
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have used both Mario c/w lip and Givi c/w lip and here are some input.

Kawa MRA windscree with LIP.

sporty looking but very little wind protection.

GIVI screen with lip.

Good wind protection, but little wind in the chest area to cool you down during hot day.

Both the screen have their ups and downs , so you make the call and live with it.

GIVI WITH LIP



MRA Mario with LIP.



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Thanks for the input the Kawi MRA screen is no longer available at least not in the states. MRA makes a very similar one it just doesn't look as good and is a bit taller. I have put the windscreen farkle off till spring.

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I have one that I used for about a month and replaced it with the Givi. I liked the look, but I wanted more wind screening. PM me if you are interested buying it. I'm thinking $50 + shipping. I could take some pics and send them to you.


I had some people ask about this windshield. It is the one that is listed in Kawasaki's accessory site for the 2009 Versys. it does not have that faring that most people are looking for.
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I really like mine, but rode off road today for about 40 miles over some nasty , muddy , rocky stuff made it tricky at times to judge my line .. Of coarse some one with younger eyes may not have the same issues.... One of my Beeeemer buddies went down so i guess i could see better than him.. No injuries other than pride.... I think they are all becoming closet Versys cravers..

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