We all go through this dilemma with each different bike we buy. I’ve had my first ride with the OEM screen and, pretty much as usual, it just doesn’t work for me - no matter what height I try.
Sooooo, looks like the options are Givi, Puig, VStream, MRA Vario and optional Kawasaki. Perhaps there are others....
I’ve attempted to review some of the threads on each, but really looking for feedback from anyone that has compared any/all of the screens back-to-back. I’m about 5’10”, so guessing if options are offered, I would probably fit about a “medium” height shield.
TIA for any/all insight!!
FWIW - I am about 5'9", 31" inseam, and for my Gen 3 650 ('15) I bought a PUIG 5999, and used it for a long time, including to D2D '16, which included a "BIT" [
] of rain, but I was less than happy, so when I was planning a ride across Canada last summer ('17) I rode w/ the PUIG for a week or two, then re-installed the OEM 'shield for a trial.
I ended up riding w/ the OEM shield... [quote is from my ride report:https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...68-miles.html]
I re-installed the OEM windshield for the trip (instead of my Puig 5999), set at its HIGHEST setting, and it was PERFECT. NO buffeting, or excessive noise (earplugs, ALWAYS!), and the coverage during rain (there was LOTS... - -!) was really good, so I don't know why so many of you seem to hate it. BTW - I'm about 5'9 1/2", 31" inseam 175# before dressing. My helmet has bugs above the visor, and almost NONE below, but of course I got quite a few onto the shield (which I kept clean w/ the "No-Name brand" of lemon pledge... - ...).
So THERE'S my opinion - hope it helps you..., and the PUIG (dark smoke) has not been re-installed. Want to buy it?