Puig Touring Windscreen Suzuki V-Strom 650 2012-2014
A new bike?
I have had my Vstrom 650 for about a year and a half. I knew the stock windscreen was somewhat useless but I had no idea how useless it really is until I ordered this windscreen. I'm 5'9" - 5'10" and I have to say that this windscreen has made all the difference in the world with regard to enjoying the vstrom 650 even more. The instructions want you to set the windscreen at the highest setting but it looks somewhat like a top hat at that level. I moved it down to the lower setting and used two rubber bumpers to keep the lower part of the screen off of the front fairing. At this height, it is perfect. Yes, there is still some buffeting and cross winds, when strong, can make that worse. Buy, the difference from stock to this is SERIOUSLY night and day. The screen looks great too. There is NO interference between the mirror and the windscreen at the high or low setting. You should note one thing though. I ordered the dark smoke and I would not recommend this. If the screen is at the top setting I have to look straight through the plastic. You can forget night riding this way. Also, the dark smoke reflects the handlebar and tank area quite a lot. I should have gone for the clear or light smoke. Yes the black is cool but it isn't as functional as the lighter tints would be.
July 27, 2015
As expected. No issues, but...
I can comment on this windscreen from the view of a 2014 V-Strom 650. The bike is known for it's poor stock windscreen, lots of buffering. This windscreen handles about 90% of that buffering. Not all of it is gone, but a lot of it. The issues where installation. The way you go about it...there has to be a better way. Though the instructions don't state it, I would recommend removing enough of the panel that the screen mounting pegs attach to be loosen and pulled back. The mounting hardware is not robust and of the 4 mounting pegs, at least one will require gripping the back-side of the peg to hold while screwing in the expansion screw. This is not the fault of the windscreen, but Suzuki's mounting requirement. FYI: You can buy replacement mounting hardware, which I did after messing up the first set.
November 3, 2014
Puig wind screen Perfect for 2012 v-strom 650
I'am 6' 2" this fits me perfect on my new 2012 v-strom 650 ABS simple install its 4'' higher than OEM, Blocks most all wind, its a no brainer ,took 10 Min. to install eyery thing included. Nice and clear, Oh and I added Tusk 1" risers for Suzuki 7/8" bars, best fix for the the big GUYS!!
I did all the homework for you, just do it! Did not have to add any costly justments. REVZILLA ROCKS!!!
September 23, 2013
Perfect for my needs
It looks a lot better that the factory windscreen and provides the extra protection I desired. It is about 2" wider and taller in the low setting that the factory one in the high setting. It rides much quieter and the wind just touches my shoulders slightly (I felt much more wind with the factory screen). It looks more flexible, but this was not an issue, even at high speeds. I can just see over it in the low setting (I am 5'9"), which is the perfect height for me to control helmet buffeting and still ride quiet. It does not hit the bars or mirrors with the bars fully turned. An awesome deal for a product that works so well.
September 14, 2013
Nice aftermarket screen
During the process of shipping my bike from CA to MA the shippers had snapped the wind screen in half. When I checked for the price of replacing the screen with an OEM screen it was $380.00 and i searched the internet for an aftermarket screen there were not very many options for a 2012 Vstrom. Nothing that looked good anyway. When I came across this wind screen I wa not sure how it would look on the bike. After it came in it fit like a glove and looks very good. The screen is aprox 4 inches higher than stock and provides better wind deflection and less buffetting. I recommend this screen as a good alternative to the OEM screen.
August 12, 2013
The shield has great lines that match the bikes contours unlike some of the others available. It's a great replacement.
July 13, 2013