Now THIS is valuable - I assume not many people buy those due to their higher price, but MOST reviewers say it's an absolute dream to have!
How tall are you? Think 6'4" is my target height, and compare to your windshield height... I AM willing to spend $280 for it, just not many Versys reviews on them!!
Thank you for the quick response though!
I'm 5'10., but I'm rather upright too.
To be clear, I ported my ninja 650 madstad (with a bit of hack) to the versys (2015).
The shield is likely shorter than what available and poorly shaped. Yet it does well. The trick to fight buffeting is to let some air from under.
To give you an idea:
-when tucked low and flat, I can see well and close in front of me for offroad.
-when raised and sharp, my eyes are just over the top. It is actually annoying in hills because I'd to see lower. So I tilt or lower it a bit in hill (when I care).
-I bought it to be tall on purpose so I can get fog well over the visor.
-About flies, gone are the days where I need to clean the visor. My visor is clean all day. I'm so used to it that it pisses me offf when partners ask to do a wipe stop (watching them scratch the heck of theirs, replacing it every year. I think you will save on visors enough to pay for the windshield in maybe 5-10 years depending on which scheme your helmet brand caught you in.)
I don't have the real versys 650 madstad. But I see these guys have ported similar easy fat knobs (adjust from inside even while riding) & brackets and that you will have help for choosing the shield size if you explain what you want. They list you would need the 22" but they do have the 24" in the choices. Fortunately, if 24" is too tall, you can lower it (or recut?!). If 22" is too short, you can drill new holes, but that's kinda extreme...
I can't choose the tint for you (I have medium grey) but just think of the future: if will wear and get dirty and obviously wet. Don't expect to see through for long. Meaning, too tall can get embarrassing, especially in rain.