R 18 (2020 - Up) Touring Shield System
Quick-Release Adjustable Windshield System for your BMW R 18 (2020 - Up)
Transform your ride!
MadStad's patented adjustable shield system allows riders to adjust the height and angle of their motorcycle windshield resulting in much smoother airflow, better wind protection and a more comfortable ride than any fixed windshield can provide. Better still, this system is quickly detachable without tools so you can switch back and forth easily from touring shield to naked cruiser. Add the lower deflector system and now you're in a pocket of calm you won't believe possible on that bike!
What's included in the kit
Our complete drop-in system requires no modification and includes everything needed to mount and position the shield:
- Center mount quick-release base bracket
- Quick-detach adjustable windshield brackets
- Touring windshield
Optional lower deflector system (add this to the cart separately):
- Deflector mounting base
- Quick-detach lower deflectors
The touring shield is positioned in front of your instrument pod and the adjustable brackets allow you to set it for the most comfortable airflow depending on your particular height and riding position. Adjustability is critical for smooth comfortable wind protection while looking over the shield, not through it! All of our R 18 shields are about 20" wide at their widest point, as measured straight across the back. This is their finished width.
You can detach the windshield in seconds (and without tools) if you prefer to go without. Only the minimal base bracket is left behind (see photos). Same thing goes for the lower deflectors; they snap on and off in seconds, just a minimal bracket left behind.
NOTE: This system does NOT fit the Transcontinental (fairing) version of the R 18.
Size and Color
While MadStad windshield systems are fully adjustable, we recommend starting with the appropriate shield size relative to rider height:
|RIDER HEIGHT||SHIELD SIZE|
|5'7" to 5'9" (170 - 175 cm)||16" (40 cm)|
|5'10" to 6'0" (177 - 182 cm)||18" (45 cm)|
|6'1" to 6'3" (185 - 190 cm)||20" (50 cm)|
|6'4" and taller (193+ cm)||22" (55 cm)|
HOW TO MEASURE: Sit on the bike in riding position and run a tape measure straight up from the top center of the handlebar, looking straight ahead. Estimate where your mouth level is and whatever that measurement is, add either 1 or 2 inches, whichever gets you to an even number. That will be the size of the windshield that should work for you. For example, if your mouth level is at about the 16" mark on the tape measure then the 18" shield would be the recommended size. This is where the top edge of the 18" shield will be when it is set in the lowest position. We want to make sure you are starting out looking over the top of the shield and our adjustable brackets will still kick the wind comfortably over your helmet. There are 2 inches of adjustment so you can always go higher if you like.
These windshields and lower deflectors are made from 3/16"" (4.5 mm) thick cast acrylic and are available in four different colors. See photos bar for comparison image.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase return it within 30 days for a full refund. See our return policy details under the FAQ page and buy with confidence.