I really like this windscreen, and though it is small, it does help with the wind flow...but I purchased it to help change the look of the bike, and I love how it did so. It along with the Short Tail Kit and the CRG Hindsight Lane Split Bar End Mirror really give my 696 a very sharp, sleek look. To understand how this looks when installed, picture your bike without the stock windscreen and fairing. The instrument panel's bottom cover is installed (yes, that part your dealer put in your hand when you received your bike and asked you to hang onto), and then the windscreen is installed over it. Installation takes only a few minutes, and the result is a sleek, very clean front view of your bike. You have that nice, big headlight with the narrow windscreen and instrument panel above it. Very slick! My only and minor complaint is the installation screws rusted very quickly. I applied some Rust-Oleum flat black spray paint and have had no issues since then.