Less than great for a Burgman 650
The Givi provides marginal improvement over the Burgman stock windshield. I had been using a Laminar Lip on the stock windshield of my 2013 Burgman 650. It reduced buffeting by a good margin and eliminated almost all bug impacts on my helmet visor. The Lip parted company with the windshield at 60 mph plus and despite intensive roadside searching couldn't be found.
At a little more than twice the cost of a replacement Lip the Givi seemed like a bargain, but in my case doesn't work that well. I'm 5-10 with a long torso and probably sit as high as most riders and inch or two taller than me.
At less than full windshield extension the Givi reduces buffeting less than the Lip. At full extension I'm looking throughout the windshield and experiencing noticeable back pressure on my shoulders and helmet which soon becomes annoying/taxing at highway speeds.
Installation was quick and easy: an extra pair of hands is a plus to eliminate the possibility of dropping or scratching the windshield while positioning and tightening screws. Fit and finish are excellent, windshield material is thick with minimal distortion. The side flares deflect much of the airflow from the hands.
Had I taken a short test ride before removing the stickers I would be trying to return it but I went right out on a 280 mile ride after installing it so that isn't an option.
Other riders might find the Givi windshield perfect for them: it is well made and fits perfectly.
Revzilla customer service was typically excellent: although the website indicated the item was not in stock the person helping me checked with (I think) Givi and got it ordered. He let me know that delivery might be more than a week but it ended up being 4 or 5 business days.
October 5, 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
LOVE the adjustability.
I am 6'3" and the stock windshield made my head feel like it was bouncing around in a clothes dryer at highway speeds. So I read a lot of reviews and settled on the GIVI Airflow as a replacement.
I was concerned that it would not be high enough but it is just right. At full extension my line of sight is a couple of inches above the top of the upper screen. Best of all there is no wind buffeting. I find myself riding with my modular helmet in the up position most of the time with a big smile on my face.
The adjust-ability of the upper screen was not high on my priority list but ended up being on of the things I love about this windshield. In less than 10 seconds I can drop the upper shield out of my line of sight. So when we go off-road, enter some twisty road, or want more wind in my face it is available.
You have to be patient with the install but once completed the shield is solid.
If you cannot tell I am VERY HAPPY with this purchase.
August 18, 2014
WOW!! Love this!!
This windscreen just saves you. It really does an amazing job funneling the air up and over the rider and your passenger. Really great and stable and even wraps around my after market speakers. Also you can tell its built to last and will have many thousands of miles of air cutting ahead.
get it i promises will not be disappointed
June 9, 2014
Big upgrade over stock
I'm 6'0" and have used this screen for about a year. Being able to quickly and easily adjust the upper portion higher or lower is great. I remove it completely when riding off road and feel pretty safe with the lower 1/2 on.
Know that if you remove the Givi 'sticker' from the face of the screen you'll want to invest a reasonable amount of time to get all the sticky residue off. It is really on there! WD40 works wonders.
I'd still consider the left and right wings to reduce wind buffer but all in all this is a great upgrade.
April 17, 2014
great wind protection
I bought the af 330 before leaving on a 4000 mile adventure ride to Idaho.
On the highway the wind protection was way better than the stock sheild.Off road it was very unobtrusive.
I was able to leave the upper part allmost all the way down on the highway and have a still air pocket.
My only complaint is that it seems to be made from easly scratched plastic.After mutiple days offroad it has alot of fine scratches even tho i only use a microfiber towel to clean it with. But i look over it so it is not that big of deal.
November 7, 2013
excellent wind deflection
It can be set low enough to look over it and still no buffeting.
I am 6'2" and it provides good results when less than half the way up. Way better than factory shield for someone my height.
September 24, 2013
Great for a tall rider
Had a few small issues with install, but figured it out in the end.
July 22, 2013