The windshield is a good compromise between increased helmet noise and wind protection. On the stock bike, your helmet is up and out of any turbulent air, but with the Puig screen, any helmet will seem noisier—it’s not turbulent air, just more of it. But upper-body protection is substantially improved. Behind the Puig, most of my torso is in still air, with just the shoulders and arms exposed. I think I prefer the short stock screen for the summer, but the Puig should be the ticket in colder weather. As are the crazy-hot Honda Accessories heated grips.