Hi all, I tested out 4 windshield configurations on my GSX-S1000F.
- MRA RM Racing windshield
- California Scientific Medium Clear windshield
- stock F windshield
- removed windshield
Removed windshield and stock windshield were surprisingly similar -- demonstrating how poor the stock windscreen operates as a....windscreen. Stock windscreen looks best to me, however, as it seems best integrated with the styling of the bike.
The CalSci windshield was better at deflecting wind from my body, but there was a lot of turbulence RIGHT around the base of my helmet. I am 6'6", so this windshield would probably work really well for a shorter person. I think the CalSci would be downright peaceful if you were 6' or under. My biggest complaint with the CalSci is that the front brake master cylinder contacts the windscreen when the bar is turned all the way.
The MRA Racing windshield seemed to have better aero vs the CalSci, on a high speed run. It looks the strangest, but I like how funky it is and let's face it....these F models aren't the belle of the ball. It accentuates the bike's 'scooter' look a bit, which is funny to me. It's my literscooter. It also looks a bit like an exotic bird. All of this aesthetic speculation aside, the MRA windshield doesn't bring the airflow above my helmet, but it hits me in a very comfortable position on my upper chest. It is much more stable at triple-digit speeds than the stock screen. I think its build quality is a touch better than the CalSci.
So I'm keeping the MRA. That said, I think CalSci was an absolute pleasure to work with -- not only does an actual human pick up the phone when you call, he may have helped design the windshield. They're a great company.
I would have liked to test the MRA Touring screen, but it was backordered from Twisted Throttle. I'd love to hear from anybody who has tried both the Racing and Touring screen.