MRA X-Creen Tour Variable Windscreen Spoiler Blade
Works well as designed but noisy
Added to the stock Aprilia Futura windshield. As a taller rider (6'2"), the wind was pretty stiff on my shoulders and head with the Futura stock screen. I bought the clamp on screen as opposed to drilling holes in my screen. After a little trial and error getting it together (the instructions leave a some to the imagination and intuition - which if you don't have for these types of things like me can be a small challenge), the design and function are very good. I'd say very good at pushing the winder higher and out around my head. Easily moves up and down for different settings. Only bummer is it is pretty noisy.
May 25, 2015
Wind noise lowered significantly
I had an MRA windscreen combination on a previously owned DL1000 VStrom and was very pleased with it on that bike. My current R1200 GS Adventure has a significant amount of wind protection but also a fair amount of wind noise. I read some reviews from GSA owners and thought I'd give it a try. Once it arrived but prior to installation (drilling holes in my BMW windscreen) I decided to also get the clamp on conversion installation kit.
I've got it all set up and only had to stop three times on my first ride trying various adjustments before I came up with the perfect setting for me. The Tour Xcreen is very adjustable. I still see over the windscreen as I prefer when riding and hardly notice it is there except for the reduction in wind noise.
This works so well I had to lower the volume on my Scala Rider G9. I also always wear earplugs (currently the No-Noise)
My only regret is a week after buying the MRA Xcreen shows up on a 20% Memorial Day special from Revzilla. I'd have liked to get in on that.
May 25, 2015
Not quite decided if this is worthless or useful for me...
This was installed on a 2014 Super Tenere to help eliminate buffeting. Did not seem to really help at all, just obstructed my view mostly. I have since replace the OEM windshield that I installed this X-Creen onto with a Parabellum X-Large windscreen which works very well. Would I recommend it? I wish there was an option for Maybe, if you are 5'10 or shorter this might work for you. I am 6'1" and this did not help at all with the Super Tenere. I tried it in multiple positions and no dice.
May 11, 2015
Perfect addition for controlling wind
With the micro adjustments this product supplies you can easily adjust the flow of air. The directions for installation were clear and easy to follow and it looks great.
May 11, 2015
I can now use the intercom, use the phone, get GPS instructions and listen to music, which was previously impossible. The Xcreen Tour is fitted to my Vstrom 650 with standard screen and a Madstadt bracket. Setting it up for best effect will vary with rider and bike but it's easy to change the angles and heights. One unfortunate aspect was that at the most quiet position the top lip was obscuring my field of vision, so I had to lower it and up the noise level slightly. The "Good" performance rating is more a reflection of how horrendous the wind noise and buffeting was to begin with rather than of the effectiveness of the Xcreen to smooth and quieten the air flow. It's now good, whereas it was deafeningly awful before.
March 31, 2015
Terrific wind protection.
After I installed this wind screen, I was completely satisfied after the first 10 miles I rode with it. Installation was simple and cleaner looking as a bolt on version. Eliminated all head wobble. Can be folded down when hot outside and you want more air.Third best accessory after my cruise and hard panniers.
March 31, 2015
A good alternative to a new windshield
I have a 2012 vstrom 650. I'm 5'11" and had buffeting issues with the stock screen in any position. Xcreen allows many options and adjustments and you can get some breeze or be virtually fully protected. With stock screen I needed ear plugs beyond 40mph or so. Now I can ride with my shoei rf1100 up to 80 and I would say the noise without earplugs is LESS than it was with stock shield and ear plugs! Faster than that I still want earplugs. Ability to change angle is also super useful and allows control over direction of air. Quality is good, durability we shall see. Screen is right density and flexibility--stocker is so, so soft and scratch able. Shame on you suzuki. I come from airplanes and stock screen is a super cheap throw away joke. Xcreen is a good save that is only reasonably priced compared to a full new screen/bracket. The part should cost 65-80, but hey it's from Chermany, and the profit margin on moto stuff seems significant. I would buy again though. Also, don't monkey with the clip on deal, just drill the holes and do the perm install, it looks good and is very stable on the bike. They recommend a step drill. Don't do this, drill small pilot holes, drill slow on a warm wind screen, let the drill do the cutting and step up using 5 or 6 bits to get to the proper size. You may need an exacto knife to trim the back side breakout.
Install is super easy, BUT many of the parts look the same, so get everything out first on the kitchen table and pre assemble so you can figure out how it works. If you do it on the bike I think it would be more confusing. Good luck. I've solved the vstrom buffeting issue!
March 30, 2015
Best M/C accessory I've ever bought
I got the clamp on screen and use it on different bikes. Once assembled It's very easy to put on and off. This screen has made all the difference in the wind protection on the four bikes I've used it on. There are two ways to adjust so you have plenty of flexibility in getting it setup just right for the bike its on. This is a great accessory for your windshield. I didn't give it a 5 for installation because the initial assembly is a little confusing but once it is assembled it's very easy to put on the bike.
February 16, 2015