Givi D5101ST Windscreen BMW G650GS 2012-2016
Improved on-road riding experience vs OEM but still falls short
The OEM shorty windscreen is just horrible. Worse than the OEM seat, if thats possible. It directs turbulent air to the worst possible location - just below your helmet - creating unbearable thrumming noise and actual drumming sensation. The only thing its good for is to keep most flying debris off your GPS. The Givi improves on-road riding comfort, but isn't perfect by any means. Too much helmet buffeting remains but at least the unbearable thrumming is gone. And beware standing on the pegs and leaning forward while climbing the rough stuff - it'll whack your helmet chin bar, face shield, or face when big bumps are encountered. I'm still looking for a livable windscreen for the G650GS. Others have used the Givi with the Touratech adjustable bracket with some success but I think the standing/climbing hazard would still exist since its due to the Givi's height. FWIW I'm 5'10" with 31" inseam.
November 30, 2015
Significant upgrade at highway speeds
5-minute installation - then what a difference at highway speeds! Coasting speed +10mph, no wind to body and face. I can literally ride at highway speed with the visor up.
Only caveat - when riding on a pretty bad dirt trail, helmet hit the windscreen. So maybe keep your stock windscreen for that purpose.
October 15, 2014
Great upgrade to my BMW G650GS - recommended
My OEM windscreen on a BMW G650GS was horrible at highway speed. The shear later hit me in the middle of the face and created insane helmet noise levels. This larger screen, in conjunction with a touratech adjustable windscreen bracket cleaned up up most of the issue. Fit and finish on the Givi screen are great. Durability is unknown as I've only had it on for a about a week.
June 9, 2014
From postage stamp to touring with four screws
The GIvi windshield is a great upgrade compared to the original windshield. It greatly reduces the wind noise over the stock windshield. The whistling sound is gone at speeds less than 55. There is almost no buffering of wind on my chest and face up to speeds of 65. I can ride with my face shield up if needed. The wind deflects to the top of the helmet so that I don't feel the buffering at all, yet the wind still makes it into the vents in my helmet to keep me cool. The material is acrylic, so it will not be as durable as the polycarbonate, like Ztechnik. The windshield does not vibrate at most speeds. If you have a good crosswind, you do feel like you are pushed around a little more, but that can be expected from a touring windshield. I have not had to clean bugs off it yet, so we will see how much scratching happens. I will try to update that process at a later time. The additional size also keeps you warmer with less air in your chest. (BTW, I'm 5'6").
On install, use the rubber grommets from the factory windshield, and place the included rubber washers between the hubs and the windshield. It uses the original T25 screws. Retighten them after your first drive to make sure it is tight.
I found this cheaper on another site, called Revzilla, and they price matched. They also called the distributer and validated that I could get two of these since I have two bikes. Their customer service is exceptional, and I am willing to always shop here if I can get the parts. Thanks Anthony and team for having a business that caries a huge selection, great reviews, and feels like a small town experience.
March 31, 2014
Good performance, right price
Works well on a 2013 G650gs with adjustable Touratech windscreen bracket and BMW hand guards (although there are limitations to how much the Givi windscreen can be positioned without hitting the hand guards at full travel of the handlebars).
Removes a lot of buffeting off my torso -- much nicer than the stock (small) windscreen.
October 22, 2013