Touratech Locking Windscreen Spoiler Review
Specs from Touratech:
- Fits BMW R1200GS & Adventure, 2013-on (Water Cooled).
- Part Number: 045-5350.
- Touratech Locking Windscreen Spoiler web page.
- Price: $147.20
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Riding my 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure on the highway is a lot of fun, except for the fact that I am 6’5″ and even with the GS windshield in the most upright position, I still get tons of wind-noise.
The Touratech Locking Windscreen Spoiler is just enough to throw the wind over my helmet and reduce the wind-noice significantly. It’s easy on, easy off, which allowed me to remove it when riding in the city or off-road, and put it back on while riding highways.
The bracket is well made and has a nice solid feel, it has 4 static robber cousins on one side, and 4 adjustable ones on the other. It will fit the windscreen of a 2014 BMW R1200GS & Adventure models right out of the box, but the adjustability of the bracket allows for a grater range if needed. The bracket latch is cleverly made in a way that it is extremely easy to attach and detach to and from the windscreen of the motorcycle. The lock makes it very hard to remove, but not impossible (which is good enough).
The spoiler it self measures about 4″ from the top of the bracket, and a little less than 5″ form the top of the motorcycle windscreen once installed. it is about 9″ wide at it’s wides, and about 6″ at the narrow top part. The spoiler is made out of 1/8 of an inch thick plastic (most likely polyurethane) and feels nice a solid.
Initially when I took the spoiler out of the box I was somewhat disappointed thinking that it is too small to make any positive difference in wind-noise. But after the 3 seconds installation on the GSA windscreen, and a short ride to the nearest highway, I was proven wrong. The shape and size of the Touratech spoiler is just enough to reduce the wind-noise enough for me to be very comfortable. It does takes a little time to get used to having to look over or trough the spoiler, but after about 20 minutes I forgot that it is there.
If you are over 6′ tall and are bothered by the noisy wind hitting the top of your helmet, this is a good purchase. I would say that at $147 it is a little over priced, but it does do the trick and dose make riding on the highway more comfortable wind-sound wise.