Puig Naked New Generation Windscreen Honda CB500F 2013-2014
Well designed and form-fitted for the Honda CB500F
Simple install, after cracking the seal on the bike's bolts. The attachment is solid. I got the "smoke" color, to be able to see through it. It's clearer than I imagined, which I like.
The windscreen has shifted the wind a bit higher on my body (I'm 5' 9"), which is not a great advantage on short rides. BUT, on long rides, if I lean forward a bit and rest on my strap-on tank bag, I'll be out of the wind. Worth the price.
June 28, 2015
Does the job I bought it for and looks fantastic.
I'm 5' 11". This moves the wind off my chest and up near my neck and helmet. I hardly notice wind anymore. It wasn't too difficult to install but still took me a while because I had to take down the headlight to install.
I would 100% buy this simply for how incredible it looks on the CB500F. Everything else it does is an added benefit.
May 13, 2015
Added to help knock down wind pressure on my chest above 60 mph. At 5'10" north of 60-65 first wind contact is about a chin level. This took me from hating the freeway to to it being tolerable.
I am not crazy about how the thing looks, (or windscreens in general) but this is hands down the most attractive option out there. Once I get the money for purely aesthetic changes I will swap out the mirrors, as the angularity of this windscreen clashes with the already ugly rounded mirrors. Still unclear why they put oval shaped mirrors on a bike made of sharp angles. Oh well.
I've uploaded a pic to show what it looks like while you are on the bike as well. I have it in dark smoke.
May 11, 2015
It does what it can.
Some people have commented that it's not very effective for people taller than 6'. I'd have to agree, but it's a small bike, and an effective windscreen would be aesthetically disagreeable. It deflects wind enough to be a more tolerable ride. I've found there are zones where the turbulence is greater and areas that are less turbulent. I try to lean into those peaceful areas.
Installation was easy except i lost one of the stock bolts to the headlight nacelle. I couldn't get it out, and I didn't have time to disassemble it. Just try to use a magnet on your tools. Another review commented that it's a bit buzzy, but a small piece of foam will fix that.
I got the smoke shade because it was the only one available at the time. I wish I would have gotten either the dark smoke or clear version. I think they look better in the long run.
April 3, 2015
Easy install, does what it is supposed to, and looks good doing it.
Purchased this windscreen after putting around 1,000 miles on my CB500F. All I can say is wow. I can't imagine going back to the stock bike. This screen completely take the windblast off of the chest and makes it possible to go on longer rides without being completely exhausted afterwards.
In my opinion, this screen is a must have upgrade for the CB500F. It's not perfect, but it's close. I'm 6' and it's great for me. It's a non adjustable shield, so taller riders may have an issue. If it were adjustable I would have given it 5 stars.
The angular lines look the best of the other available windscreens on the market to me, and the dark smoke/black option fits the aesthetics of my Black ABS bike perfectly.
March 30, 2015
Not very effective.
This "windshield" does very little wind shielding. And it makes a rattling noise. We had to put pieces of foam in certain spots to stop it... It does look good on the bike so I'll keep it but I didn't really notice much difference with its wind shielding ability.
March 30, 2015
Not for tall riders
I'm 6'2" and with the upright riding position on my CB500F, this thing is definitely not made for me. It keeps all of the wind off my chest which is helpful, but it focuses is right on my throat. Now every bug, rock or leaf that comes at me hits me right in the gap between my jacket and helmet.
Overall the fit and finish is high quality, so I think it's more of matching the product to the rider than a problem with the actual design of the windscreen. I'll be taking mine back off.
March 18, 2015
Great fit and finish.
Screen not only looks great but is also functional in knocking the wind down especially at hi-way speeds. No more head shake!!! It gave my wifes bike a sort of "Transformers" look to it which in my opinion is pretty cool looking. Lol.
December 15, 2014