We look at some of the most popular sportsbikes and see what screens you can tuck into on the MCN Shop.
Every once in a while a bike comes along that is just right. The 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade was one of those machines. It delivers polished, glitch-free 180mph potency with almost no effort and yet blends this not just with the expected Honda build quality and class, but also a fat, hum-dinger, wheelie-pulling midrange that makes it more sheer fun than any since the 92 original Honda Fireblade. The Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is quite simply a class act.
It’s hard to fault the clinical, precise and devastatingly fast Yamaha YZF-R1. Its chassis can cope with all kinds of road surfaces and demolishes tight hairpins at any track. But it does demand skill and rivals like the CBR1000RR and GSX-R1000 are simply less work. For purists the Yamaha YZF-R1 still has something unique; a superb focus on the dark art of riding extremely fast.
The user-friendly nature of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 was always its best asset, and with a three way power switch allowing you choose how much power you need depending on the conditions. With 185bhp on tap for the K7 model, you can be certain you’ll need to get behind a decent screen so you don’t get your head blown off when pushing on.
The 08-10 Kawasaki ZX-10R scored an easy five out of five; it was the fastest production 1000cc bike of the crop at the time. It wasn’tall about Kawasaki’s new blistering engine and head-banging attitude either, it’s controllable and handles much better than the preceeding ZX-10R and despite the blistering pace is actually easier to ride. Not for the faint hearted, the new ZX-10R is a true superbike for the road.
The first S1000RR was already leagues ahead of the competition, thanks to its huge power and cutting-edge electronics, but BMW improved their fire-breathing superbike in every area when they updated in 2012. Thanks to a host of small, but important mods, it gave more grunt, a smoother power delivery, quicker steering, better suspension and more refined electronics. Never has 195bhp been so easy to control.
Aprillia RSV4 RF
Skidmarx have released a new double-bubble screen to fit the Aprillia RSV4 RF and RR which is 70mm deeper than the screen that comes as standard on the RSV4.
It creates an air pocket behind the screen which gives the rider greater protection from wind at higher speeds.
The screen is made from 3mm cast acrylic and comes pre-drilled so it’s ready to bolt straight onto the fairing. It’s available in clear, light and dark grey tints and costs £64.95. Visit the Skidmarx website for more.
For racers, there is also a thinner and lighter screen available that saves weight and gives better optical clarity when tucked in. These are available in clear only and sell for £49.95.
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