At this year’s V-Twin Expo Klock Werks proposed its FLARE Windshield in a new 8.5″ high size, in 3 versions: tint, dark smoke and black (3.5″, 8.5″ and 11.5″ FLARE Windshields are also available for different touring models). The company was also showing for the 1st time a FLARE version for Harley Softails and Road Kings.
The FLARE windshield was named last year one of the “Products Of The Year” at the same V-Twin Expo because of its ability to increase down force versus a stock windshield. Originally it was developed out of a desire/need for stability at highway speeds and for racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
The “lips” at the outer edge of the shield re-route the wind to add downforce to the front of the bike, which aids stability. The “flip” at the top of the FLARE is designed to kick the air up and then allow it to flow back as “clean” air. (Note that Harley Davidson radar detectors and GPS systems that are mounted in the recommended fairing mount position will not fit with the 3.5″ or 6.5″ FLARE Windshields but will fit with the 8.5″ and 11.5″ models). Klock Werks Kustom Baggers.