MadStad Engineering proudly announces our new adjustable windshield brackets for the 2012-2014 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom!
Suzuki went and changed the new DL650 windshield completely but our new brackets work just the same as the original MadStad brackets. You get total control over the windshield height, angle and airflow, greatly improving your comfort. Simple knob adjusters let you change the windshield settings in just seconds, allowing you to tweak the wind protection for your particular height and seating position. The improvement in smoothness and comfort are dramatic. Thousands have been sold worldwide with rave reviews, and now they available for the new Suzuki V-Strom 650.
There is one very important feature: The new MadStad brackets have the same windshield pattern as the previous V-Strom series (and the 2012 DL1000). This means that all of the dozens of aftermarket windshields made for the previous series will fit directly to these brackets!
There are several reasons we did this. The new 2012 DL650 windshield has deep stand-offs molded into the plastic, and not many windshield companies are able to duplicate that molding. Regardless, those stand-offs push the shield out enough already, and if we added a set of adjustable brackets underneath, the shield would float way out in front of the bike. That's not good for looks, nor performance.
In addition, the only available accessory shield is very expensive, not any wider than the stock shield, and adjustment is limited to the small top spoiler and only 2” (50 mm) of dashboard height adjustment. You have far more adjustment capability with the MadStad brackets and many more windshield choices already on the market for the 2004-2011 series V-Strom, so we felt it only made sense to let you tap into those advantages.
This also means that the stock shield (and the accessory shield) WILL NOT WORK with the new MadStad brackets. We don’t believe this is much of an inconvenience because the new stock shield is not that big, not that wide, and on our brackets it would have stuck out too far out from the rider anyway.
There are two windshield styles shown in the gallery on this page: the Adventure and the Sport SD available in three sizes and four colors to suit just about any rider.
Please visit our Windshields page to see all the available colors. The rider shown in the last two photos is 5’10” (178 cm) tall and his shield is the Adventure style 18" (500 mm) tall which is perfect for him with the brackets bolted into the lowest set of dashboard holes. This size shield is good for riders up to about this height, so if you are 5'11" to 6'1" or so, choose the 20" size (which is not only taller, it's a bit wider too). For riders taller than that we recommend our 22” (550 mm) size shield.