Definitely helps with turbulence, noise and wind chill. It is very rigid; the brackets surely help a lot but the screen is also thick and rigid. It is relatively easy to mount, just a bit of fiddling (1) to get the torque correct on the upper triple clamp pinch bolts while keeping the brackets aligned and (2) to route the wires from heated grips and electronic suspension around the bracket mounting points. Though it's a large fork-mounted screen, I didn't notice any effect on steering, although I haven't encountered any severe crosswinds yet. It's more of an aerodynamic enhancer than an air blocker - you won't get a still air cockpit like an RT - but it will direct most of the air smoothly around you and I think it well achieves everything it is designed to do. I'm expecting to go more highway miles with less fatigue and I haven't noticed any effect on the R's sport capability, up to my limits.