Every time I take a screen off a bike I wonder why I had it there to begin with. Before we get all involved in the arguments please understand my scooting is all in the city, freeways and streets but really no speed rides for more than 10 miles. Without the shield it just feels stronger and much less affected by the gusty winds we get here. I always wear a helmet of course and for much of the year a full face so the wind blast isn't much of an issue, and there's no buffeting with no screen. The wind noise is louder but the engine noise is much less, and I'm so damn deaf it really doesn't matter anymore. For anyone who is wondering about windshields, I say take it off completely and see how it feels riding naked. No windshield naked. The other kind might be OK here in the Bay Area, but out in the rest of the US, maybe there would be some objections.