While at the Custom Chrome Dealer Expo in California, met with an old friend of the industry (Paul Gomez), now working for National Cycle, since 1937 a worldwide leader in motorcycle windshields. Gave me the 411 on windscreen technology, and I share with you one important aspect that buyers should know. Cheap windshields use Acrylic, a material not scratch and impact resistant. Have you ever been bothered into the sun or at night looking through the glare of fine scratches?
Better windshields use polycarbonate, 20 times more impact resistant than acrylic. National Cycle adds a Quantum Hardcoat to its polycarbonate screens, making them outstanding strength and 30 times more scratch resistant than Acrylic. Reason why all their windshields are sold with a 3-year warranty against breakage. Among all their new 2010 windshields, I picked these 2 models for FLHT, FLHX and FLTR riders, sold in clear, light or dark tint, with chrome or black mounting hardware. The VSTREAM (shown left), offered in tall and standard sizes for highway high speed performers confronting strong wind! or in a low profile for a more custom look. The WAVE (right), a little bit more stylish and sleek, sold in in 5.25″ or 7.75″. National Cycle sells for almost all brands and models.