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nmucat
Looking for best wind protection and yet still stylish. Oh and I'm a cheap sob.
 
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rowdy
Best wind protection, stylish, and cheap...
I haven't seen that yet.
I have the Givi, which is not the best wind protection and isn't the cheapest, but I think it wins for stylish.
I kinda wish I had spent more money and gone with MadStad, because you can get a small stylish screen, then swap it out for a larger one when touring.
 
I really haven't seen any that fit with the bike stylistically, and provide good protection (but everyone's tastes are different).
MadStad vid:
[video src=https://youtu.be/zi56L-aRqvg]
 
 
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paulibiker
What's cheap? I have some brand new Givi shields for sale for $105 to your door (cont US).
 
That's what I have and I'm happy with the looks. Not sure you can get a lot of wind protection without going with something huge and ugly. The Givi does deflect some wind, unlike some which only really cover the cables/key area.
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jeffkisthename
I bought my Givi from Paul who posted above me, and like mentioned above, it's one of the most stylish windscreens you can get, deflects a little bit of wind (I barely notice anyway) and Paul is selling them dirt cheap, because he accidentally bought way too many. I say Givi is your friend.

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snowdriftless
I second the Givi, I think it looks the best. but for the best wind protection I think you will need to look elsewhere. Like the Puig.

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adv42
Madstadt because it actually works.
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stefano225
As a non screen user myself if I ever needed a screen for maximum highway wind protection,I would definitely go with
MadStad, you can always go back to naked when not needed with ease.

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ShiftHer
Depends how much wind protection you really want. The short Givi screen does deflect some wind that used to hit me in the chest/shoulders up to my helmet (which is designed to manage the wind, so much more comfortable than hitting my upper body). It definitely makes a difference for my brief interstate runs.
 
Windscreen also depends on how tall you are. I'm about 5'8" so the short screen works good for me. If you're taller, however; you might need a taller screen.
 
I did a test run with some stiff cardboard to get an idea of how wind would be deflected. I cut it to the height and width of the windscreen, punched a few holes in the bottom and fastened it to the front of the bike with zip ties and tape. Wasn't a perfect test, since the windscreen is curved and such, but it gave me a good enough idea as to how the wind path would change.
 
I, too, bought one of the Givi screens from @paulibiker. Best price anywhere for that screen, as far as I could see.

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Beemer
Is $106 too much? 
I'm 5' 8" and my Ermax windscreen is tall enough to block wind just below my helmet when sitting upright at highway speeds which helps a lot when you're going 80 + mph and higher. Everyone has different taste. I like the Givi but I also liked this and I liked that it comes in different colors. It's 39 cm high so it's tall but not too tall, it still looks alright on this naked, IMO. 
 
 
http://www.motomachines.com/Ermax-Nose-Screen-39cm-for-Yamaha-FZ-07_p_5021.html
 
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ShiftHer
Oooh, that blue looks sah-weet @Beemer!

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username
Dart Manta is pretty cost effective. Works well on highways.

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perthmt
Dart Manta is pretty cost effective. Works well on highways.
 
 
Id second that, if only it fit with my clip ons though...

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superace
I know this is kind of an older post but I was just curious if anyone had any updated reviews on any windscreens. I've been considering the National Cycle VStream. Just wondering if there was any input.

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seega7
Selling my Givi. It's the best looking one in my opinion. After two or three long rides however,  I have taken it off. The wind noise inside my helmet got really bad due to the air deflection. I have an HJC Rpha helmet, and even with earplugs it's just too much. 

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superace
I have a Sedici Strada and the wind noise is pretty bad with out a screen so do you think the Givi will help with that?

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