Would love to see a pic of the stock screen on the KLRDash.
In all honesty, I much much prefer the 'look' of the pre-2008 KLR, but I wasn't looking for another 'old' bike for my garage. I have too many of those already. The 2013 is my newest bike by 40 years.
I also wanted something I could ostensibly ride for a few hundred miles in a day, and plan to do so in May riding from Toronto to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. The later model seemed somehow more suited to that.
Anyhow - I have both the dark smoke and clear (w vinyl mask) on order from FortNine here in Canada. I'll have a look at both and see which I prefer, but I'm leaning towards clear. I've heard not great things about the smoke at night, and I'd like to have unobstructed views.
I will say the dark smoke looks integrated well, and of course nicely hides the mounting/wiring that might be going on behind the KLRDash. So we'll see.
I've ridden many thousands of miles without any windscreen (1975 BMW R75/6) but I'm getting older and there's no good reason to have wind buffeting / rain etc. hammer me on the interstate and cut perhaps 100-200 miles off my daily tolerance.