Why Buy a Windshield?
Decreasing wind blast reduces riding fatigue. It's that simple. Whether it's a long Sunday cruise or a week-long tour, staying alert and well conditioned in the saddle greatly helps in getting you to your destination in one piece.
In inclement weather, a windshield offers increased comfort and protection from the elements. You don't ride in the rain hoping to get wetter, or ride in cold weather hoping to get frostbite. You use a windshield to manage riding in weather that keeps other riders indoors.
There are lots of things you can add to your bike to increase your riding enjoyment or to improve your bike's versatility or performance.
A windshield is a low-cost investment that pays big dividends, as it will certainly improve your riding experience. Even a high-end windshield system, like our quick release SwitchBlade® windshields, is a small investment compared to suspension upgrades, exhaust systems or engine performance work.
In fact, windshields are affordable enough that you could buy two different sizes or styles to increase the day-to-day potential of your motorcycle.
Most motorcycle modifications tend to be fairly difficult to undo or else downright irreversible.
When you have a quick release windshield, you have a modification that's easy to change. National Cycle SwitchBlade windshields can be removed, changed, or reinstalled in less than 5 seconds. Even most "permanent" windshields can be removed with simple tools in about 15 minutes.
Feel like riding without a shield on hot summer days? No problem! Need a bigger windshield for those cold and rainy days? Still no problem!
The versatility of National Cycle's windshields gives you the best of both worlds.
What Are the Benefits of Riding With a Windshield?
Comfort: Wind Protection!
Windshields can help combat fatigue, back pain, and arm strain by removing the wind blast to your face and chest. Less air pushing against your body results in a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.
Our unique line of patented VStream® windscreens are specially designed and engineered to divert turbulent wind out and away from you and your passenger. Less turbulence equals more comfort and more miles.
If you're planning more than just a few hours in the saddle, a windshield will pay dividends at the end of the day.
Comfort: Weather Protection!
It's no surprise that a windshield that diverts dry, hot turbulent air will also divert wet, cold turbulent air.
Rain or shine, a windshield makes weather a secondary consideration when hitting the road on two wheels. Comfort and enjoyment always come first. Staying warm and dry extends your riding time and lets you cover more miles safely.
Safety: Debris Protection!
National Cycle windshields and fairings are designed to provide wind protection and increased riding comfort, but not protection in the event of a collision with another vehicle, an animal, or any other object.
Just the same, it gives us great pleasure when we get letters from riders attesting to the strength of our windshields upon impact with birds, ball peen hammers, and even deer!
We don't recommend that you have a friend toss a hammer at you while riding to prove a point. But if something unfriendly comes your way on the road and you don't have a strong windshield, you'll really wish you had one.
Where do you want to mount the luggage?
One important thing to note is, that 99% of all luggage is designed to be universal fit. This means its designed to fit a wide range of bikes. Very few pieces of luggage are specific fit.
Need a place to mount your luggage?
You can try a sissy bar or backrest. These are specific fit. Meaning they are designed for specific models of motorcycles.
You can also try a luggage rack. Once again, these are specific fit being designed for a specific model of motorcycle.
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