Puig Naked New Generation Windscreen KTM 690 Duke 2012-2016
A noticeable improvement!
I am very pleased with the wind deflecting performance of the Puig windscreen when riding my 690 Duke at speed, but the installation was a bit more work than I had anticipated. Be sure to use the drill on high speed when drilling the necessary holes for mounting the windscreen on the headlight housing. And don't try to drill the holes without removing the headlight housing from the motorcycle.
April 5, 2016
It really works
Installation is straight forward and took about 30 minutes. There were no surprises, but I recommend the installer consider the following:
• Rather than use the supplied adhesive template, place masking tape on the headlight fairing at the approximate locations of the four holes to be drilled. Hold the windscreen in place while using the windscreen holes as the template to mark the exact locations to be drilled on the masking tape. This allows the installer to precisely position the windscreen so it does not rest on or rub against the small instrument fairing lip.
• Prior to drilling, use a small knife to cut appropriately-sized openings in the KTM decal on the right side of the headlight fairing where two of the four holes will be placed. This will keep the decal from twisting, tearing or binding when the holes are drilled.
• When slowly drilling the holes, work up to final size of 13/32” (10.5 mm) with a series of three or four smaller bits in order to minimize pressure on the headlight fairing.
Performance for such a small windscreen is surprisingly good. At 65 mph, the wind blast hits below my neck. While my helmet, shoulders and arms remain in the slipstream, the pressure on my body, as well as the need to lean into the wind, is significantly reduced.
Appearance/quality is outstanding. The Puig windscreen looks like it belongs on the bike. It has angular shapes which compliment the headlight fairing and gas tank of the Duke. Additionally, the windscreen’s thickness is such that it is relatively stable at speed and does not seem to move around too much.
Suggestion for Puig: Consider making a bigger windscreen for the KTM 690 Duke. Subject to the strength of the headlight fairing, I think four inches taller and four inches wider would make a big difference on longer rides. However, please use the same hole placement so I can swap between windscreens.
March 21, 2016
Don't think twice
I commute on the freeway with my little Duke. I love how nimble it is, and how light the controls are. But I had forgotten how tiring droning along at freeway speed on a naked bike could be. The Puig windscreen is just right. It's appearance compliments the Duke's headlight fairing, and it's just tall enough to deflect the wind blast away from my chest so I don't have to lean way forward or hang onto the bars until my (aging) shoulders ache.
If you want to love your Duke even on the freeway, don't hesitate to get the Puig windscreen.
Notes on installation:
Before drilling, you might want to peel back the stickers on the headlight fairing. I didn't, and they tore a little. Not a big deal, since the rubber grommets pretty much cover it up, and the smoke color of my screen hides the rest.
The grommets require a good sized hole - about 3/8's inch I believe. I had only a 1/4" drill, but was able to enlarge the holes with a knife since the fairing plastic is quite soft, and the holes don't have to be perfectly round.
When drilling the holes, put a strip of wood behind the fairing (a paint stirring stick is fine) to prevent the drill from making contact with the headlight/dash enclosure when it penetrates the fairing.
June 6, 2015
Great Windscreen for 690 Duke
I was looking for a windscreen that would perform and look good on my Duke. Of all the windscreens I have seen, this one is by far the best. Its clever design works with the sharp lines of the Duke's design.
It's only shortcomings in my opinion is that it is a little smaller than I had expected and you must drill the headlight fairing to install. Over all a great windscreen for the 2012-2014 KTM 690 Duke.
November 27, 2014
Bought this windscreen for a KTM 690 Duke. Naked, you start really feeling the wind over 65-70 mph. This screen is small enough and well-styled enough that it doesn't detract from the overall look of the bike, but I now have 3500 miles, including significant time at 80+ mph, and I am utterly amazed at how well it deflects the wind at any speed. I am 5' 10" tall and even at 80 mph, I can turn my head to change lanes and not get my head ripped off. I had a Madstad on my old bike, so I was bracing for disappointment with a very small screen, but didn't want to fundamentally change the appearance of the bike. This screen gives you the best of both worlds. It takes drilling the front headlight fairing on the bike, but overall is simple to install. Highly recommend this screen.
October 6, 2014
Great product, fast, efficient service
The relatively small size of this windshield belies its function. It is truly amazing at keeping a large amount of air off me. There is also no buffeting, as there often is with this type of product. In addition Revzilla are great to deal with, getting the product to me in Australia in a week.
July 7, 2014
Best screen out there for ktm 690 duke
Very pleased, even my dealer wanted to know about it. Clever how it compensates for the lip on the duke nacelle.
June 4, 2014