When I got my Wee, it came with a Madstad bracket and windshield courtesy of the PO. He also cut a hole in the shield, I assume to improve air flow.
While I enjoyed riding the bike, not so much if it was windy. Compared to my last bike, this one was really twitchy and would react forcefully to even moderate gusts. I read a lot of threads here about riding in the wind and tried all sorts of settings on the bracket, which helped, but if figured it was just something I had to live with.
The PO threw in a few extras, including a shorty tinted shield. Since it was summer I put it on last weekend to make the ride a bit cooler.
WOW!! What a difference in how the bike handles the wind. I get a lot more wind on my body and head, but there's no buffeting at all. And the bike hardly notices breezes that would have had it dancing before. :thumbup:
The small shield is a Suzuki product, but it's apparently only available through European dealers.
But, if you want to try, or you live where you can buy one locally, the part number is 990D0-27G55-SMO.
Here’s a link to a UK dealer that shows a picture of the windshield. V-Strom Sporty Screen - £82.55
My apologies if this has alread been reported, but I didn’t see it in a search for the part number and it’s so cool I wanted to share.
PS – I don’t know why the Madstad shield caused me so many problems (maybe the hole?) but I’m not putting it back on. Any suggestions for what I should use instead when the weather cools off?