Givi D1121ST Windscreen Honda CB500X 2013-2016
I am very pleased with the Givi screen. I did a lot of research, trying to decide between it and the Puig. I'm glad I went with the Givi. It's worked perfect for my height. I'm 5'7 with a 30" inseam. Wind protection was best in the upper position. But the Barkbusters on each handlebar bumped it. In the lower position, it works perfect. And the airflow is "almost" as good. So that's where I have it mounted now. I do have it standing off the bike a little with some 15mm plastic spacers I found. This seems to allow a little air to flow under the screen and smooth out some of the turbulence. I may try to increase that to 20 or 25mm. And I may install a set of handlebar risers. I think if I do those two things, I'll have enough clearance to move the screen back to the upper position. But either way, the coverage is great, gives me a much more comfortable "pocket" to ride in, drastically reduces the wind noise so I don't have to wear ear protection as often, and keeps my head from slamming backward in a blast of air when I turn to do a lane-check at highway speeds (like the stock screen did). Oh, and did I mention the bike looks fantastic! I hope this helps...
May 31, 2016
Much better than the OEM shield
I'm 5'11" and with the factory shield it didn't matter where it was set I was buffeted badly anytime I was going 65+mph. I bought this bike for commuting about 70 miles each way with the majority of that being interstate miles and the buffeting was exhausting. This windscreen made a huge difference! Driving 80 mph became bearable and much quieter with almost no buffeting!
The screen looks factory and installs easily, my only gripe is that I had to keep the screen in the lower position because in the higher position my hand guards would hit the screen and slightly limit how far I can turn the bars. I was going to try to modify the screen to allow the higher mounting but It wasn't needed once I tested it on the interstate.
April 1, 2016
Not a good choice if you're 5'2"
I installed the windscreen on my wife's 2013 Honda CB500X. Looks great, high quality product, easy install. However, she is 5'2" tall and when she took her bike out for a test ride with the new windscreen, she discovered that even in it's tallest position, her forehead was getting buffeted by the wind - the rapid vibration was so bad, it caused a horrific headache that she is still fighting 2 days later. In addition, the side cut-outs allow wind to come around the screen and hit her right at the tops of her shoulders and up to the sides of her head. I think the manufacturers should test better and solicit rider test feedback - and provide recommendations based on a rider's bike combined with their height. Can't return it... so now she have a terrible headache and we're out the $120 it cost us... ouch.
March 30, 2016
Holes drilled out of tolerance
Installed the windscreen but encountered difficulties as the holes did not align well with the nut/washer placement. After tightening, the misalignment caused the rubber washers to break from the overmolded rubber and loosen. The situation was no longer road worthy so I reinstalled the OEM windscreen after making a trip to the hardware store to buy new washers.
I have other Givi products — all of great quality — but this appears to have been the exception. I will try again with a different brand windscreen.
February 10, 2016
I'm 6'0 tall and this windshield works great for me. I live in farm country so when I ride at night bugs are always thick by the farm fields. I rarely take any to the face as the shield collects them or forces them over my visor.
As for fitment, I have mine installed in the higher setting. With the handlebars pushed fully to one side they just contact the shield. They still have their full range of motion though. I'm considering grinding off the bit of the screen that touches.
I'm very happy with this windshield.
August 17, 2015
Good product if user is ok with lower setting.
I bought this as I'm 6'3" and wanted a windscreen that pushed air over my helmet. I currently can only use it in the lower setting as theres interference with my Honda OEM hand guards. I may try some bar risers to see if there's clearance to move the windscreen up. Is doing it's job but could be better if there was proper clearance with hand guards. Good quality and fast shipping with Rev as always!
July 13, 2015
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