Naturally, I used the trip to try some new accessories. First was Suzuki's own touring windscreen (from Suzuki dealers; $235), an option for the base V-Strom and standard on the Adventure model. I can't say I'm in love with the looks, but the screen, taller and wider than the stocker, worked amazingly well. In the lowest of three positions—the V-Strom allows you to bolt the screen into one of three vertically, plus the mounts pivot to three different angles—I could easily see over it. Best of all, weather protection improves as turbulence decreases. My shoulders and arms are still out in the breeze, but my core is well protected with this screen.