The SWEGOTECH Forkshield is the perfect solution to reduce helmet vibrations/wind buffeting. On many adventure-touring motorcycles like the amazing Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports the upwind from the fork tunnel hits your helmet and can cause annoying and loud turbulence. Especially if you prefer to ride with a very practical and nice looking ADV helmet with a peak and flip-up visor.
This forktunnel updraft will hit your dual-sport helmet peak from below. These violent upwinds can be strong enough to shake your helmet. This is not only loud and uncomfortable, but also dangerous because it can cause blurry vision, headache and even neckpain on longer motorcycle tours. Furthermore you can feel this upwind also on your shoulders/chest area and bugs and dirt can also come through the fork tunnel.
So, when you find it hard to read street signs due to the vibrations on your head when driving 50mph (80Km/h) or faster, our SWEGOTECH Forkshield is the solution you are looking for. Many riders install expensive third party windscreen in the hope to reduce these helmet vibrations. In most cases it does not bring the solution these bike owners are looking for, because even the biggest windshield can only stop the wind from the front and not stop the real reason for the problem, the upwinds coming from your fork tunnel. The SWEGOTECH Forkshield works also perfect in combination with larger third party windshields. It deflects the airflow enough to help reduce the helmet vibrations, but still lets enough air through at the front of the fork tunnel to avoid a vacuum effect behind the windshield. Taller riders experience the helmet vibration problem even more often due to their higher riding position, the forktunnel wind can catch their helmet peak even easier. Also the very practical flip-front modular adventure helmets are more prone to these kind of vibrations. Usually their peak is only mounted at two points of the helmet. Helmets with stronger peaks on the other hand will cause more stress on the neck muscles. But we have the solution to fix all this!
The SWEGOTECH Forkshield is an efficient, lightweight, good looking and affordable solution to reduce or even eliminate Africa Twin Adventure Sports helmet vibrations. Our tests show that the rider will benefit/feel the improvement by the SWEGOTECH Forkshield technology strongest at speeds between 65mph to 90mph. To make sure that our products work, we tested our Forkshields many miles on- and offroad, with DCT and manual transmission bikes including summer rides to the Death Valley at 127F (54Celsius) in the shade, or even long high speed tests on the German Autobahn during the cold winter. So, that you can enjoy a safer and more comfortable riding experience.
Please watch the following video that quickly explains & demonstrates our Swegotech Forkshield updraft deflector on your Africa Twin
(Note: This video shows the regular Africa Twin, but the result on the Adventure Sports is the same):
The Swegotech Forkshield is CNC-Lasercut and Made in the USA. This kit includes all parts/screws needed for the installation (tools not included) and will fit on your bike without drilling any holes.
Note: The SWEGOTECH Forkshield is only designed and tested to fit with the stock handlebar and handlebar mounts and with the fork clamps in stock position. If your motorcycle is not stock anymore or you add other accessories like tankbags to your bike, please contact us for more information.