Givi AF330 Airflow Windscreen R1200GS 2004-2012
Better than stock
Mixed reviews on this one. Once it's finally installed, it looks great. As others have mentioned the installation instruction are worthless. The stock bolts are needed. My first long trip with this screen, the nut off the stock bolt went missing, leaving me with a shaky mount. Worse than that, the windshield is now the first thing that hits the ground if the bike falls over, and you guessed it, mine went over, and took out the lower flaired section of the screen. On the upside, that didn't have much impact to the integrity, and I was able to continue on with the remains. Total bummer. I hope to be able to order just the lower piece. Very nice quality screen, holds the bugs well, while protecting your head, neck from the wind.
July 31, 2015
Definitely improves bubble over stock GS screen
I was looking to improve highway buffeting and rain protection over the stock GS windshield (I'm 6'2") and this provides both; The install was not too bad - but take your time, skip the written instructions and look at the pictures. You need to reuse all the hardware and transfer the rubber grommets from the old to the new (you'd think they could provide a complete kit for this price). Not sure about finish or durability yet - we'll see what the bloody bugs do to it...
July 17, 2015
Works great on 2010 BMW R1200GS
This screen is a huge improvement over the stock 1200GS screen. Noise and buffeting are significantly reduced, and the screen fits the looks of the bike well.
July 13, 2015
I bought this screen after seeing it on a fellow club members BMW R1200GS. I've looked at it several times, but honestly I wasn't sure about how it would look on the bike. Specifically, the two extra supports on the sides, but after seeing it in person, I felt it would fit well with the over-all style of the motorcycle.
Until this screen I used the Wunderlich Vario screen. Both another buddy of mine and I had the Vario screen on our bike, but the mechanism for holding the top of the screen in position kept coming loose. The Givi screen does not have this problem. It has a very nice mechanism for holding the upper screen in a place.
This screen also does a great job of moving the air up and over. No more buffeting! I can now cruise down the interstate at 70-75 all day and it is nice and quite. I use an Arai X4 helmet and before this screen I would get buffeting and a vibration in the helmets beak. Now I can really enjoy cruising at I higher speeds if needed.
I have the screen positioned on one click from the bottom on the side adjusters. There is plenty of room behind the screen for my GPS even at this position.
I would recommend this screen to anyone, even taller guys/gals for their GS. I'm 5'10' and have the upper screen a little less than an inch from being all the way down. There is plenty of adjustment for taller riders.
May 4, 2015
Installation was relatively easy. Fit and finish is great. The screen works very well for me at 60mph or less. Anything over 60mph, the buffeting is worse than the stock screen. Extended runs over 70mph are nearly unbearable regardless of how the screen is adjusted. I'm 6' 1" with a 32" inseam. Using a Corbin seat on the lowest setting and wearing a Shoei Neotec.
April 30, 2015
This is for a 2011 BMW GS. This shield works very well from my limited experience of 100 miles or so (it's winter here). The buffeting is gone and it is very quiet even at interstate speeds in traffic. I had a Wunderlich Vario shield and tried various angles and heights and ended up having it set all the way up and forward which worked reasonably well. The main issue I had with the Wunderlich shield was it was too narrow at the top. The wind would hit my shoulders and then route up to the bottom of the helmet causing noise and buffeting. I have none of that with the GIVI. The setting I use with the Givi is about a mid tilt and with the upper portion halfway up it gives a great pocket of still, quiet air. Moving the upper portion down allows more air to reach you which will be great for hot summer days. It also lowers far enough for off roading and if desired the upper portion comes completely off in about 10 seconds.
The installation instructions are semi useless, but if you look at it a while you can figure it out.
I am 6'2" with a 34" inseam.
January 19, 2015
Instructions poor, seems overpriced, but it works and looks good
Instructions require disassembly of existing windshield to reuse rubber and screws. They could have included these parts for the price. It does reduce the wind for my passenger when fully extended and looks good when fully compressed. Easy to use after installed.
December 16, 2014
Overall -neutral to somewhat unhappy
I have an 05 GS. Install a little tricky as original BMW windshield adjustment screws are now too short . OEM retaining acorn nut cannot be used due to additional spacer now required. It would be too easy to totally unthread windshield adjustment screw and not know it till too late. I ended up putting Goop on end of adjustment screw so I had some idea I was at end of adjustment thread
Mfg should provide longer threaded screw with windshield
I like the adjustable height windshield.. It certainly quieted the driver air pocket at just about any height . Air went well over top of helmet vs stock windshield or you could let it blast you in the face.
However, went thru a good thunderstorm yesterday, adjusted the secondary screen to highest position thinking the rain would go over the top and I'd stay dry. Didn't happen. The split screen somehow sucked the rain thru the gap between upper and lower screens and I got soaked as if there were no windshield at all. I guess I'll try plugging the gap with paper or sponge or something when it starts to rain
I'm leaving on a 2000 mile Rockies trip in 2 days and expecting rain often during next 10 days ride. It was one of the reasons I spent money on this upgraded windshield looking for air (and rain) protection.
So, disappointed in general and surprised not to see any other comments concerning rain protection pocket .
September 15, 2014