I have the madstad brackets and have been riding with the stock and just recently the Givi shield. Way better than just stock, but still get lots of noise and buffeting. I haven't tried the top bracket position, but was wondering what other shields people are using with the brackets. I test rode a 1000 with an aftermarket shield on and it seemed better than my best adjustment with the bracket and the Givi. I think it was a MP or a MRA or something like that. Supposed to have been made in California. My wife is very happy with hers so far except for the black trim.