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post #1 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Buffeting Issue Solved with GIVI Airflow AF260

The following is a summary of the full review posted on my blog: BestScenicRoutes.com. I figured this was useful info for all Stromtroopers.

The GIVI AF260 Airflow windscreen is a good answer to the buffeting issue of the Suzuki V-Strom. The updated 2012 V-Strom is said to have corrected the buffeting issue. For all current owners, we still need a good solution. My first farkle was the Madstad bracket. It solved a good part of the buffeting for me. A “good part” does not equal a full solution. The AF260 seems to be the ticket.

The GIVI Airflow AF260 is actually a combination of two windshields stacked together. The first screen bolts to the bike and the second slides onto it and is clamped down. The clamped shield includes two tracks allowing approximately six inches of vertical adjustment. The lowest position creates 21 inches of protection while the tallest position provides 27 inches. Using the single screen only equals 18 inches. All riders, from short to tall, should be able to find an adjustment that is just right.

Ease of Install = "A": About 15 minutes from box to installed (maybe less).

Price = "B": Can be found online for $225.

Appearance = "C": About as good looking as the bike that it goes on.

Bang for your buck = "B+": Good all-around solution for riders of just about any height.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 05:59 PM
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Givi adjustable winshield

Kudos on your evaluation of the Givi windshield. I had one installed in June at Americade by the Givi people, and it is great. I like being able to adjust the height, and the upper portion can be removed as needed. I get complete body protection when I need it, and am not bothered at all by wind, rain and tractor trailers. For me, this has been a GREAT farkle.
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Sorry to bring an old post back from the dead, but haven't been able to find the answer.

Did/do you still use the madstad brackets with the GIVI AF260?
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-13-2015, 09:51 PM
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Well, my old givi with the vario Xscreen just got blown off my bike. The mounting brackets broke off at 140 Km/h. Was not able to recover anything.

If I go for the AF260 do I need to order the OEM mounting brackets ?

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