Puig Touring Windscreen Triumph Tiger 800 / XC 2011-2016
The stock windscreen on the 2014 Tiger 800 xc does little to deflect the wind (I'm 6'). In fact, it somehow actually made it worse! After installing the Puig (I elected for the smoked version), wind and buffeting decreased dramatically. You can adjust the Puig quite a bit so you might more wind or less depending on the riding you are doing--that is a great feature (shouldn't all adv bike windscreens be adjustable?). The method of adjust is not the best, but works fine. I did notice that after a few miles at highway speeds one of the knobs which keeps the screen in place was slipping, and the screen dropped a bit. I had to pull over and re-adjust and tighten the knobs down. It doesn't seem to be a continuing problem, but I did find that adjusting while riding is very difficult.
Installation was fine. No major issues. About 20 minutes or less. You have to use OEM fasteners for the front screws and rubber grommets, which seem slightly too small for the openings in the Puig. They seem to be holding, but Puig really should supply all the hardware.
All in all, Puig is a nice product and so far it has worked great. The Triumph screen was simply much too expensive (as are all Triumph parts), and Puig has a good reputation and reviews I read on Revzilla were accurate and helpful.
April 5, 2016
Transformed my Tiger!!!
I didn't have good luck with the stock screen. It seemed to point the wind right at the top of my shield on my helmet - resulting in the notorious Tiger Wind-ROAR. I use a Shoei GT-Air and a Neotec, and both of these, notably quiet helmets, were so noisy over 40mph that I couldn't believe it. I am 5'7", and use the seat low, which may have something to do with it, but I tried the Triumph Tall/Touring windscreen, and that didn't work for me either - essentially the same (ROAR) performance as the stock one, give or take a few mph.
I looked at lot of windscreens, and decided to give this one a try. I really didn't want a Maadstad - no offense, but even if they work, they don't appeal to me, and don't look like they belong on a Tiger (to my eyes).
Installation was a breeze (especially after all of my experience swapping the OEM ones). I set it up low to start, and it seemed good, but after a few quick tweaks, setting a little higher than middle - I found my peace in the Tiger's seat - now I can hear the purr of that beast beneath me. No more wind-roar, no buffeting, just a nice smooth little bubble of calm air. I'm about to take off for a 2,000 mile trip, so I will report back afterwards if I come up with anything less than stellar results, but after my test rides, I anticipate this will be the cat's meow. This and the ROX Risers turned a pretty acceptable bike, into a road machine with all-day comfort.
I am really glad I bought this. Fellow Tiger owners - thanks for your inputs - also, I may throw some washers in over the the Puig grommets, just to keep 'em in shape.
Revzilla - thank you for, somehow and amazingly, having this on my doorstep in less than 18 hours! It was here before it was marked "shipped" on the website! Service, as always, is phenomenal!
Enjoy your ride!
March 30, 2016
Windscreen is well made and mounting brackets are better than stock. Mounting bolts and grommets don't work well. Since they recommend reusing the lower stock ones it seems they could include correct hardware with the windscreen. The upper mounts supplied need additional fender washer to keep them from pulling out. Plan on a trip to the hardware store to get proper mounting hardware which is not a big deal.
March 8, 2016
No more factory windscreen neck pain!!!!!
Wow!!! Puig has made another great product!! I'm glad they allow the ability of 15 degrees of adjustment. You can really tune this windscreen into the size of rider with no problems! I bought the dark smoke for my 2015 black Tiger XRX, and it looks awesome!! Now on another note, I have no idea how a company like Puig can screw this up. The packing of these windscreens is horrible!!! I'm not kidding. Why would a company spend so much money on R&D and then spend zero in their shipping department is beyond me!! I read the reviews and thought those riders just had bad luck. Nope, count me in as well. My screen had abrasion marks from poor packing as well. It's the mounting bars that are hitting the screen and rubbing. Come on Puig, wrap them up!!!!
Disappointing to say the least on packing, what a great product though.
January 18, 2016
No longer blown away...
I love my Tiger. I'll say it again, I love my Tiger. But...that factory windscreen is not meant for highway speeds for rides of any substance. Whiplash was the pain I felt after my first hour long ride...and then I didn't ride for a week because I didn't want to shut down my kidneys from exceeding the recommended dose of ibuprofen.
Problem Solved. This windscreen is awesome! Took me maybe 15-20 minutes to install (while drinking a beer and screwing around in my garage). Adjustable height? Yes, easy to do. Really, it probably would have taken 3-5 minutes if I knew what Allen & star bit to use...and my drawer of tools didn't look like a 3 year old had been rearranging according to flavor.
I've had this windscreen on for about 500-700 miles and love it. Yeah, I admit, I loved the look of the factory windscreen, but this isn't so bad...and now that my neck does not hurt riding is much more fun.
December 7, 2015
Good Air Handling for Taller Riders
I'm 6' 0" with a 30" inseam on a stock 2014 Tiger 800. The stock screen sent air straight at my visor and was narrow enough that air would come around the sides of the small stock windscreen and cause buffeting.
This Puig screen is taller and a bit wider. It is also adjustable, so if you had the basic model Tiger without an adjustable screen, this will give you that adjust-ability. Being a taller than the stock screen at its lowest setting means that the air over the top hits the very top of my helmet which is far better than stock. Also, the screen is wider and I no longer experience that turbulent air coming around the sides of the screen and shaking my helmet.
For highway use, I find raising it an inch above the lowest is best, raising it all the way makes it very tall, but also allows more of that turbulent air to roll in on the sides.
Over all, my ride is quieter and less stressful to my neck.
Revzilla is great and handled the transaction with lightning speed as always.
Couple of things though, the reason for the 4 Star:
-Packaging doesn't protect the screen from other parts in the box. The brackets folded during shipping and were resting against the plastic and marred a small location on the side of the screen. I went ahead and used it as I had a trip planned. Had I wanted to raise a fuss about it I know that Revzilla has a fantastic return policy.
-Last is that the screen and hinge are partially assembled, but they are not tightened. Be sure to tighten everything after putting it together. Had I not read the other reviews in that regard I may have not checked the factory's bit of work.
November 15, 2015
Easy to install, looks good, and protects much better than the stock windscreen.
I chose the dark Puig Touring windscreen. It was easy to install, it looks like a part that Triumph could have designed for the Tiger, and it protects the rider from the elements much better than the stock windscreen.
November 2, 2015
much better than stock windscreen on tiger 800xc for tall rider
The Puig windscreen works well to reduce buffeting around the helmet. I'm 6'2" and I've got it set up now so the air is much quieter around my helmet--seems to be going just over my head now. My experience follows what earlier reviewers have indicated:
-installs easily but be careful as the screen is too easily scratched. Putting the screen in place I scratched it when it rubbed against mounting points.
-reuse the hardware from your stock screen at the points where this is possible. It's better quality than the stuff that comes with this windscreen. Especially the rubber bits.
-it may take a bit of fiddling around to get just the right height/angle, but adjustment is easy. Requires two hands though so don't try to do it without pulling over.
Overall: looks good. Works well. Just a bit too delicate and easily scratched. Recommended.
September 22, 2015