as a company philosophy
its beginnings, MRA has been determined to develop new and unique
products for motorcyclists. This determination follows a tradition
started by the company's founders Gerhard and Johannes Klement,
who developed and produced exclusively products like cowls, windscreens,
and aftermarket seats for racing.
name of our company, MRA-Klement (Motorcycle Racing Accessories),
expresses our dedication to our products.
early experiences, combined with the determination to continually
develop new products, were important later when the company began
to specialize in the production of motorcycle windscreens, a move
that extended our role as a leader in the motorcycle industry.
example, in 1988 the company successfully developed windscreens
with burbling edges that reduce air resistance when the rider is
in the tucked position. According to a test performed by the German
magazine " Motorrad ", this windscreen added 5 kph to the
top speed of a KAWASAKI ZZR 1100.
MRA invented a process that enables us to produce burbling-edge windscreens
without distortion. In that year, Gary McCoy used our windscreen
on an Aprilia and achieved the highest top speed (official measurement)
in the 125cc world championship. He also used this configuration
to win several Grand Prix races.
MRA were the first manufacturer to introduce racing windscreens,
known as the "double bubble", at the IFMA show in Cologne, Germany.
In the following years, renowned riders like Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi,
Alex Barros, Carlos Checa, Andrew Pitt, Gary McCoy, Ralf Waldmann,
Nobby Ueda, and others were victorious at numerous Grand Prix and
World Championship races on Grand Prix motorcycles equipped with
MRA racing windscreens.
MRA introduced our new Varioscreen windscreens. The first model in
this product line was a two-piece windscreen for the HONDA ST 1100
Pan European. This model is equipped with an adjustable-angle wind
deflector that permits airflow through the windscreen.
MRA developed a completely new type of windscreen, the "Vario-Tour
Windscreen". These windscreens have a height and angle-adjustable
spoiler and relieve the rider of wind pressure and turbulence. They
work by slowing the laminar airflow that is directed through the
windscreen, which acts like an expansion nozzle.
also been working on the racing windscreens. What we found is that
not all racing innovations can be transferred 1:1 to street bikes.
In particular, the round dome had a negative effect on stability
of the motorcycle because on some bikes it could generate lift at
top speeds. Also, the rider's helmet was sometimes blown from side
to side if he was not completely crouched behind the windscreen.
why our latest generation of racing windscreens employs a significantly
improved dome shape that is flattened on its upper side so that,
instead of lift, it generates the desired down force. The new design
also eliminates lateral turbulence in the helmet area. Front-mounted
air intake slots reduce negative pressure under the dome by improving
airflow at the end of the windscreen. We also applied these improvements
to windscreens designed for older motorcycle models so that everyone
can benefit from the latest advancements.