Givi A2118 Windscreen Yamaha FZ-07 2014-2016
Can't install it until I go to the hardware store!
So, I WAS excited to install my windshield today, but I was left quite disappointed. Upon opening the box, I come upon a set of rather vague instructions, and upon taking some time to decipher them, I managed to figure out what to do. I figured that it would take 10 minutes or so to install this product; boy I was wrong.
Where you attach the brackets to the headlight unit, the instructions call for you to reuse the two bolts that were previously on the headlight unit. This step right here is where it falls apart. The stock bolt is just like a centimeter too short to thread, counting for the thickness of the bracket. So, without running to the hardware store to get a longer bolt, I can't install this!
So, be aware that this product may require a short trip to the hardware store to make it work! I'll update this review with actual thoughts on the product when I get it installed on my FZ-07 in the near future.
I've attached a photo of the two bolts that won't thread (the silver ones) so others know what I'm having issues with.
May 27, 2016
Glad I bought this one
I was between this windshield and another one, I'm glad I went with this one as it looks good on the bike and also does the job really well. Yes, I still feel the air hitting me but not as much as it did before without one. It makes my commute easier without getting all the wind blast into my chest.
April 25, 2016
After researching, I went with the Givi Windscreen because I loved the way it looked. It enhances the looks of the bike and to me is the best looking out of all the other windscreens. IT functions well at highway speeds. I no longer feel the turbulent wind. it is more focused on my chest and helmet.
January 23, 2016
I believe this is the best looking windscreen for the FZ-07 on today's market. Installation was a breeze and took maybe 15 minutes max. Being 6'1" I did not expect all wind to be blocked however it does keep the wind off my chest which is a great improvement! I still get hit with wind on my helmet however I do not feel like I'm fighting to stay on the motorcycle above 70+ MPH. Definitely recommend this for your FZ-07.
January 2, 2016
Looks great, partial windbreak
This windscreen is the best looking screen of all I've seen for the FZ07 and it totally fixes the slightly odd look of the front end of the bike above the headlight (IMO). Its' design really does look like it should have been on the bike from the factory. It also protects the back of the electronic display module from bugs and still allows good access to the key with gloves on. I've compared wind pressure on the hi way with and without the screen in place and it does relieve wind pressure on my midsection so I'm not hanging on to the bars so tight at hi way speeds. It doesn't improve wind pressure on my upper chest and helmet (Shoei GT Air) but the wind is very steady and not turbulent at all for me. The FZ is my second naked bike and I didn't buy it to put a monster windscreen on it so I could completely escape the wind or a few bugs and was never really bothered by a little steady wind pressure. Don't get me wrong, a big screen is nice on chilly morning rides but when its hot out I don't like not having air flow to my body since I always ride with an armored jacket that can get hot when air is blocked from the jackets vents (which are usually on the upper half of most jackets). For me getting some air on my upper body is a good thing since it allows me to get and control cooling air via my jacket vents. After all, isn't half the fun of riding a motorcycle just getting out in the rushing breeze, especially on a warm day? Bottom line is that this windscreen looks great, keeps bugs out of hard to clean places and relieves a little wind pressure at high speed and delivers air flow where I need it. In my book that's a winning combination.
October 22, 2015
Directs the wind straight to your helmet.
This is the single biggest mistake in a product purchase that I have made for my Yamaha FZ-07. I cannot imagine riding with such a poorly designed product, and I tried it on three separate occasions.
The windshield directs the air straight into my face and I am 5'-10" tall. I even felt air rushing down the collar of my jacket which I had never felt in 30 years of riding. My helmet is an extremely quiet HJC CL-14. The Givi screen makes the helmet "roar" in the wind.
It looks beautiful on the bike, but appearance is deceiving with the Givi windscreen for the FZ-07.
September 26, 2015
Good lucks; bad fit
This windscreen was purchased for a 2015 Yamaha FZ-07. While the overall looks from a bit of distance is steller, getting up close and personal will show fitment issues. QA is generally a tiny bit lacking. The install instruction call for the use of two stock bolts and two provided bolts in order to affix the brackets to the facia of the bike. Not only do the provided bolts not match the stock two, but due to variable thicknesses in the finish of the mounting brackets, the throttle side bolt cannot engage. This can be easily remedied by purchasing 4 matching third party bolts from Home Depot or the like. What cannot be fixed is the final fitment issue. These shields will not sit flush or even on the bike. One side will hover a few mm off. These two issues are apparently quite common and my emails and support requests to Givi USA have fallen on def ears.
With all that said and done, it's not terrible per say and still looks quite nice. However, if you want true form and function to help eliminate that turbulence on the freeways, there are options out there better than this. It's a shame cause as flawed as this screen is, I can still tell quite a bit of difference. If the final fitment was solid, I'm sure my slipstream would be flawless.
September 7, 2015
Some hardware was missing upon arrival. Had to go to the hardware store and hunt down an acrylic washer and a metal flat washer. I didn't expect this from such a good company. Other than that, the install was easy and the piece is of great quality.
August 19, 2015