Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
Wind management can drive one crazy. I've had bikes that were perfect for me, and others that were never quite right despite trying many windshields. Plus, it's so personalized due to differing rider dimensions and preferences. I'm 5'9" and prefer to look over, not thru, a windshield. With my 3rd gen Versys, the OEM wasn't bad, but I wanted a bigger air pocket in winter. The Puig "sport touring" provided great coverage, but induced a moderate amount of buffeting between 45-65 MPH (smoothed out above 65). Now I'm running the mid-sized Nat'l Cycle, which for me is a pretty good (but not 100% perfect) compromise, though, as pointed out above, one has to be cognizant of the potential dash-melting scenario. I try to remember, but will probably forget at the wrong time some day. I may try a Madstad some day if I finally get up the gumption for an Iron Butt SS1000 ride.
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, MSTA, Retreads
Nat'l Cycle "Sport-Touring" screen; Givi hand guards; BMW Sport Grips; Omni-Cruise throttle lock; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; Denali Mini Soundbomb horn; SW-Motech top rack, Quick-Lock Evo side racks, wide foot pegs & GPS shelf; Givi E-22 side cases & V-47 top case; RKA 13L Shiloh Road tank bag; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; Shoodaben ECU reflash; decalectomy.