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I've owned two Burgman 650's, the first one was a 2003 and my current one is a 2008. I bought both of them used. The 2003 came with a clearview fairing and the 2008 came with the stock windshield. I now understand why the 2003 had the aftermarket fairing, because the stock fairing is a piece of crap that offers very little protection for your hands. The sleeves on my jacket even get blown up my arms when riding. How did this not get noticed, especially since they've made so many little improvements in the intervening 5 years? I can't imagine it would cost a lot to improve the windshield so has Suzuki done it since?
 

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Agreed. Suzuki can afford a wind tunnel, and probably has one, they should be able to come out with a phenomenal windshield! (And a CVT that doesn't rattle your fillings out)
 

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And then there are some, that cut the windshield down, so no matter what Suzuki does, someone won't be happy.
 

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^No, Suzuki solved that problem with the adjustable electric windshield, the whole problem is, it doesn't flare out to protect the hands.
 

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There are those that live in hot climates that would prefer not to have them.

Same issue applies.

Personally, I do prefer the hand guards, but when it's hot so are my hands. I find I have to open my hands while riding, and take more frequent breaks, than when it's cooler. If I lived in Texas, I would have bought a Clearview instead of GIVI, as it has no hand guards (that I am aware of).
 

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I have a Clearview vented on my 650 and my friend has a GIVI on his. We switched rides and rode them back to back for comparison. The Clearview was easily the winner and he is planning on replacing his GIVI now that he has ridden with the Clearview.
 

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I have a Clearview vented on my 650 and my friend has a GIVI on his. We switched rides and rode them back to back for comparison. The Clearview was easily the winner and he is planning on replacing his GIVI now that he has ridden with the Clearview.
The winner of what? What was different, or better?
 

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You would think that by now the Japanese engineers would know what we like. complete wind protection with a big wide tall fairing. They must think that squeezing a couple more mpg is what we want. I love cruising at 90 and waving to all those people with out fairings as I go buy. expecially when it starts to rain. Just tuck in under the taller screens and keep on truckin. Not at 90 of course. One of these days they will figure out that we don't ride Maxi Scooters for the mpg, But because there easy to get on and off and so comfortable on those long rides. Someday maybe a 850 or 1000cc step through with possibly a DCT type automatic. 42 inch wide fairing.
 

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The winner of what? What was different, or better?
The Clearview had better air management with less turbulence around the rider. I didn't get the wind swirling like the GIVI. It reminded me a lot of the Parabellum I had on a couple of BMW K bikes.
 

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My whole point was, neither GIVI nor Clearview should even make fairings for the burgmans because Suzuki should have learned a long time ago to build these improvements into their scooters the same way Honda finally put Craig Vetter out of business by adopting many of his ideas into their Goldwing.
 

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I concur - flipped my Givi out within a week.
CLearview is a keeper big time - what Suzuki should have done.
 

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Glad to see someone brought up the windshield as a topic. I get a lot of wind over the 650 windshield at 45+ and it's really bothersome. I shimmed the windshield up and out but it didn't help much and I'd rather spring for a new windshield than just add a piece on top. Was checking out GIVI for the 650 and they lists prices but no dimensions. Does GIVI or Clearview make their windshields taller than what is standard on our Burgmans?
 
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