Madstad Windscreen (Latest Version-new Screen Shape) Installed
So, I already run an MRA X-Creen with my stock windscreen and LOVE IT! Love the look, and it works great for me. Key word "me". With the wife on board it doesn't do much of anything for her and she complains of too much wind buffeting. So, after looking at the few options we have I decided to go with the Madstad due to it's adjustablity AND more importantly the NEWLY REDESIGNED shape of the screen itself. IMO, the previous iterations of the screen were definitely function over form. Might not matter for most, but I want the accessories I add to my bike to at least blend well with the look.
So, got it in yesterday and installation was a snap. You do reuse the stock screen bolts, but replace the rubber grommets. That's the most complicated it gets. Although, if you've never removed your side mirror covers before (I have) might want to watch a vid or two as they can be hesistant, lol.
I can only give quick impressions, as the rest of this week/weekend looks to be rainy. I'll have a more detailed review of the functionality vs stock and MRA/Stock. But, my quick impression is that it should do the trick. Provides a bigger pocket of air and with adjustments (has rise and tilt) should be able to be dialed in for when I have a passenger.
I am pleased with the look. The bottom of the screen matches the lines of the headlights. From the seat, you can see how the angles at the corners match the angles on the side mirrors. This is something that was missing from the early versions.
Adjusting is a snap, although if you want to adjust the angle, you have to loosen the knobs a turn or two more than if you are just messing with the height.
So, I'll update this post when I've had some seat time and hopefully get some passenger impressions too.
FYI, if you head over to the Madstad website, they are using my pictures to show the new screen shape. While I'm not the first customer to purchase this version, they asked me for pictures since all they had was a line drawing of the new shape.