Fighting the wind while riding can put a lot of strain on your head, neck, shoulders, arms, and back. One of the easiest ways to rectify a turbulent ride is to add or change your motorcycle’s windshield. WRN Associate Editor, Tricia Szulewski, reviews National Cycle’s VStream windshields.
Touring motorcycles lead the way in motorcycle sales, so the aftermarket is flooded with parts and accessories to customize a touring motorcycle. One of the more popular items is the Klock Werks FLARE windshield, designed for Harley-Davidsons and some metric motorcycles. Now Klock Werks has released the NAVBag, an accessory bag designed to fit the FLARE.
When I started riding 23 years ago, I didn’t want to put a windshield on my Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider. Why? I didn’t want to “block” the view or make my cool motorcycle “uncool.” I did, however, need the benefits that come with shielding the wind from my face on long days in the saddle. So I sucked it up and installed a windshield that rose up completely in front of my face. I never took it off from that day on.
Many riders like to display GPS devices, cell phones, or MP3 players on their bike’s fairing or windshield while riding. There are lots of products on the market for attaching those devices, but not all of them will protect your expensive electronics from rain, flying rocks, and other hazards on the road.
Baggers, dressers, touring motorcycles—whatever you call these hard-saddlebag-wearing, rear-tour-pack-packing powerful machines, they are often the last motorcycle a rider will end up owning. Why? Because as solo riders, most of us dont choose a bike that has all that storage space and protection before we know we need it.