Review: National Cycle Windscreen Replacement

Mar 10, 2015 View Comments by

When I first started riding, I thought windscreens were dorky and shunned them, instead riding my Ironhead Sportster with bugs in my teeth. That lasted until I rode a motorcycle with a good screen at highway speeds in cold weather and rain! Now, I don’t want to be without one. My 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King […]

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Touring Tip: The Importance of Effective Wind Protection

Jan 09, 2015 View Comments by

The first visual clue that a motorcycle may be used for touring is the presence of a windscreen and/or other wind management devices. On the other hand, around town riders often eschew the look of a windscreen protruding above their handlebars. After a few months of riding my Suzuki cruiser back in the day I […]

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Windshields: A Blessing and a Curse

Jul 07, 2014 View Comments by

This time of year the last thing I want is protection from the wind. Here in the South daily high temperatures will most likely stay above 90 degrees for at least another two months. Pair that with our famous humidity and you’ve got a recipe for serious amounts of sweat. Last year around this time […]

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Review: MadStad Windshield System

Jan 12, 2014 View Comments by

Yamaha’s first-generation FZ-1 (FZS-1000 or Fazer 1000 in other markets), sold from 2001 through 2005 in the U.S., is a quick and affordable street bike that is surprisingly comfortable. There’s one problem though, the tiny windscreen barely provides any wind protection at all to the rider. Fortunately, MadStad offers several taller windshield sizes to fit […]

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Product Review: Wunderlich Vario Wind Deflector

Nov 14, 2013 View Comments by

Virtually all OEM windscreens have a fixed upper edge that cannot be adjusted to meet individual rider requirements to eliminate wind turbulence and buffeting, hence the development of attachable wind deflectors. The folks at Wunderlich have taken the capabilities of these windscreen add-ons and elevated them to the next level. Although most of their products […]

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MadStad Replacement Windscreen

Oct 29, 2013 View Comments by

This past spring I bought a new Honda NC700X in order to get into a more upright riding position. I’d done a fair amount of riding on my friend Jim’s KLR, which has similar ergonomics, and found myself having a lot of fun. So I traded in my VFR and found myself enjoying rides from […]

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