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Black 2015 GTS
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Location: C'ville VA
 
Enthusiast
Black 2015 GTS
Joined: UTC
Posts: 96
Location: C'ville VA
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Hey all,

I've been riding my GTS "naked" (screenless) ever since I bought it about a year ago. I really love the feel of the wind - even on longer / faster rides. It has just started to get cold around these parts, and I was noticing how much colder I was on my GTS than I was when riding my old LX150 which had a flyscreen, so I went ahead and purchased the Vespa brand medium screen for my winter commute.

One word, WOW. Typically with motorsports parts, one expects a minor shift in performance, but in my experience the windshield SIGNIFICANTLY changes the felt temp on the bike. I may be over-excited but I feel that it may have extended my riding temperature range by 20 degrees! Now the medium screen may not be the most attractive thing in the world, IMO, but it really covers the chest area and the hands as well. My only complaint is that it kills the wind to the mouth vent on my helmet, so I was fogging up a lot more - had to crack the face shield, which in combination with the windshield redirecting air upwards created a little extra noise and turbulence.

Installation was a snap, even for me.

Anyhow, I wanted to take a moment to share this positive experience for any of us that commute through the winter. That being said, as soon as the weather stays reliably over 45 Fahrenheit, that screen is coming OFF. Can't beat the feel of the wind pressing down on your chest.

Ride on!
-Raj
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: UTC
Posts: 13365
Location: Oregon City, OR
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And, among other bennies, the mid-sized Vespa screen provides some coverage for your hands as well.
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2015 Super
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Posts: 40
Location: Denver
 
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2015 Super
Joined: UTC
Posts: 40
Location: Denver
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? My giant screen Vespa has hand coverage that keeps my hands warm. It slows me down, so I bought an easy-to-change Vespa sport wind screen for warmer times. I think it's beautiful to have warm hands on a chilly ride. ❄️🌧 Is there a new emoji for hail?
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