Givi D1121ST Windscreen Honda CB500X 2013-2014
This windshield is a great replacement for the much too small OEM unit. I'm 6' 1", so the OEM shield provided very little cover unless I tucked in behind it. It's an uncomfortable and unnatural position on the CB.
The Givi is nearly double the size, wider, and mounted to my bike in a couple of minutes. The wind at highway speeds now hits the top of my helmet instead of my chin, making for MUCH more comfortable riding. In strong headwinds, I do get a bit of a thrumming vibration/buffeting on my helmet, but it's completely manageable. Also, turning my head to check before lane changes no longer feels like my helmet is being pulled off my head.
The only minor annoyance I found is that the Givi's mounting holes aren't reinforced like on the OEM shield. It seems to be holding up fine, I'd just prefer reinforced mounting holes. Everything else, including price, has been excellent.
April 7, 2015
At 5'1" , this windshield is heaven. No buffeting for me at all and very little wind noise. This will definitely make it possible for me to ride into the colder weather more comfortably. It was also extremely easy to install, looks great and the quality is excellent. You'd never know it wasn't made by Honda for their CB500X. For the price you can't beat it. I can't give the durability 5 stars because I've only had it for a couple of months , but I have little doubt that it will serve me well.
November 8, 2014
Great product. Happy with results.
I bought this windshield for my cb500x because the stock screen wasn't doing anything for me during my 60 mile commute to work at 70mph. I installed this shield in 5 minutes. At 60 I can ride with my face shield open. At highway speeds I get slight buffeting since the wind hits the top of my helmet. I can lean a little forward or slouch a bit and it stops completely. Also wind noise is greatly reduced. Almost gone when leaning forward a bit. Haven't ridden in the rain since the install, so no experience with that. Overall I am very happy with the product. I'm 5'8" and the wind hits right above the face shield of my helmet.
Also, it has very little negative affect on my fuel mileage. Maybe 2 mpg at the most.
October 27, 2014
Excellent quality & wind protection
The quality of the windscreen was much better than I was expecting. Pictures do not do justice to this product. Wind protection is better than most screens that I have tried on the CB500X. No buffeting for my 5' 6" height. I am going to buy another while they are available.
August 25, 2014
Not tall enough for tall riders
I have a 2014 Honda CB500X. Since I'm a tall rider (6ft 3in), the stock windscreen doesn't actually deflect wind over me - rather, the wind hits me right at the bottom of my helmet. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, but at speeds >55 MPH, the wind speeds are extremely loud. It got so bad that I just removed the windscreen. While this cuts the noise effectively, it also looks a bit weird because there isn't an easy way of removing the mounts.
I saw this windscreen recommended and figured I would try it out. While I didn't actually ride around with it on, I held it up to the bike, and I don't think it will deflect the wind enough over my head to make a difference over the stock windscreen. I could be wrong, but I didn't want to risk it with the return policy.
I'm sure that it's a great windscreen if you actually use it, it just doesn't suit my needs.
July 5, 2014
Installed the windshield on Tuesday and drove to Americade in the pouring rain on Thursday. (277miles) I can't imagine doing it without this product. Lots of protection with NO buffeting. An absolute must if you own a CB500X and drive in the rain or on the interstate.
June 16, 2014