New Wind Splitter Vented Windshield By Harley-Davidson. Wind Tunnel Tested.

The new Wind Splitter Vented Windshield ($424.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® was developed by Harley-Davidson and tested in the Wichita State University wind tunnel to relieve low pressure behind the windshield and significantly reduce buffeting at the rider position. A fingertip-adjustable center vent matches air flow to the rider’s height and also provides cooling air to the rider at low speeds.

The Wind Splitter Vented Windshield is engineered to provide the comfort of a larger windshield, but its shape keeps bugs and road grime below the rider’s sight line. The shield is formed of hard-coated polycarbonate for strength and scratch resistance, and the dark-smoked finish reduces glare. The polished stainless steel brackets mount to the Original Equipment docking points for ease of installation and removal.

The Wind Splitter Vented Windshield fits 1994-later Road King® models (P/N 57400176), 2000-later Heritage Softail® Classic (P/N 57400159), and 2000-later Heritage Softail®, Fat Boy®, Fat Boy® Lo and Softail® Deluxe models (P/N 57400159) equipped with auxiliary lighting. At your Harley-Davidson Dealer.

22 Responses to “New Wind Splitter Vented Windshield By Harley-Davidson. Wind Tunnel Tested.”

  1. 1 eBikerLeather Nov 1st, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    It looks useful however, the windshield ruins HD motorcycle. Just does not have that spark after adding that windshield.

  2. 2 Dave Blevins Nov 1st, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Finally, the ugliness of a windshield with the ability to still throw bugs in your eyes.

  3. 3 Woody Nov 1st, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Or, like in this 1997 photo you can just put a Goldwing SE vent in a Valkyrie recurve shield

  4. 4 Iron Horse Nov 1st, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks, but no windshield for my bikes…

  5. 5 motojefro Nov 1st, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    a fairing that has a mail slot.

  6. 6 Toby Nov 2nd, 2012 at 2:13 am

    I tried this out on the 2013 CVO Road King. Windshield worked pretty well. And it’s a Road King, it should have a windshield. However, the plastic vent was of very cheap material and construction, and did not close all the way. HD can do better.

  7. 7 baddad Nov 2nd, 2012 at 5:03 am

    It looks like constructed in East Germany 1974

  8. 8 RUB Nov 2nd, 2012 at 5:17 am

    until I see one on an episode of SOA , its not cool enough for me .

  9. 9 FXDX805 Nov 2nd, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    that is the ugliest pice of Sh*t. and at the low price of 425 bucks.

  10. 10 spaz Nov 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    LOL @ RUB!

  11. 11 Superglidesport Nov 3rd, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I saw the new 2013 CVO Road King and my first though was the windshield was good awful ugly. May be a matter of function over form and it may work in the wind tunnel but love starts with a physical attraction and this aint it.

  12. 12 Blackmax Nov 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Agree with prior comments, don;t care how fuctional it is
    Gotta be one of the UGLIEST pieces
    I’ve ever seen for any type of cycle

  13. 13 Lone Rider Nov 4th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    U G L Y

  14. 14 Bean're Nov 5th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Testing a windshield in a wind tunnel- what an innovative idea- oh wait, KlockWerks already did that.

  15. 15 Bruce Nov 5th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Bean’re. Dumb remark. Wind tunnel testing for windshields is done since 50 years. And by Harley well before Klock.

  16. 16 1550tc Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Hasn’t BMW had this type of windshield on their bikes for years ?

  17. 17 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Nov 5th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    funny how the mothership(HD) always comes out with NEW ideas after the AFTERmarket creates them …HMMM …AND soa WILL HAVE IT REAL SOOON!

  18. 18 Bean're Nov 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    My mistake Bruce- I should have known that it just like the Department of Transportation tests every helmet with a DOT sticker on the back. I guess I am just dumb that way for no believing everything.

  19. 19 Insustryguy Nov 5th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Customer feedback is in! These windshields are JUNK!!

  20. 20 Joe Mielke Nov 5th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks for the support Bean’re. They’ll have something when is Bean’re tested and Bean’re approved!!

  21. 21 woody Dec 29th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Dont think I want to rush out and buy one yet. $424 ? I have to wonder how it is to ride in the rain with that slot in the front. Dont want to pay the price to find out so will just keep an eye on road test by real riders.

  22. 22 Grahame Jan 29th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    So has anyone attempted to simulate this by cutting a slot, or maybe a row of holes in a standard fairing? It wouldn’t be adjustable but if it relieves the buffetting effect it’s got to be better than this piece of expensive ugliness.

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