I just got my 2007 (new) Black Versys this morning. After checking the windscreen tinting it with film was not a solution, there's some embossed print inside the windscreen so it would probably come off in days. So I went to a car paint store and bought special transparent primer and custom mixed tinted clear coat. If you do use this technic, make sure to read the instructions. In my case it was only 2 minutes between the 2 primer layers, and then let it dry for 5-10 minutes maximum and then start the clear coat layers, with 10 minutes between each layer.
Ok here are a few pics: As you can see the windscreen is not transparent like if a film was used, but it will be more durable and with a windscreen that size you usually don't look through it when you ride. Total cost: about 25$
Don't take this the wrong way - I'm sure you're very nice - but I hate you for being able to get the bike in black. *sigh* I really don't like this bike in red, but it's all that's available to us in the USA. In a couple of paychecks, I'll look into getting mine painted black.
Other than the stupid color, I love the bike so far. Did a Sport Touring "Advanced Rider Training" ( http://www.utahsba.com/schools/START/
) on the West Course at Miller Motorsports Park on the Versys on Sunday and had a blast. It was a good way to break the motor in, get used to the bike (I just bought it last Monday), and have fun "in the twisties" on pristine asphalt with no gravel, cars, deers, etc.
Anyway, back to the windscreen and wheels... After looking at the pics, I too am wondering if the assembly line didn't get it wrong. It does kinda look like it should be upside down. And speaking of mounting it in alternative ways, has anyone tried flipping it over - so the inside faces out? Since the tiny windscreen is pathetic at actually blocking any wind, would it work to have the "scoop" face out and flick the wind up? I know that some windshields have a little flip up at the top to kick the wind over the rider (http://www.calmoto.com/SHOP/a9708089.html
for one example, though it isn't for the Versys). Since the bike is goofy looking already (I love it, but I do admit it's goofy), why not go whole hog with the flippy windscreen??
Disclaimer: I took physics a VERY long time ago and remember pretty much none of it.
I love how the black wheels look! I want to get mine painted too!! Let us know how it goes.
p.s. I really don't hate you - I'm just jealous.