FLIP Windshield For Victory Vision And Cross Country Models

NessVictoryShield1NessVictoryShield2Finding the right windshield to protect the rider from wind and flying debris such as dust and insects is often a compromise between function and form.

For those riding a Victory Vision or Cross Country model, Arlen Ness proposes a sleek replacement windshield keeping the factory height but because of a “Flip” construction offering a wind protection similar to a windshield 3” taller.

Made of dark tinted Lexan® Polycarbonate that is Quantum™ coated for strength and durability. MSRP $169.95. Arlen Ness.

19 Responses to “FLIP Windshield For Victory Vision And Cross Country Models”


  1. 1 Paul Krest Dec 30th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    There is a reason why there are more and more custom parts available for the Victorys. Make your own conclusion.

  2. 2 BobS Dec 30th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I have a similar shield on a Vision, works well but this Ness one looks a little darker and a little sleeker, might have to give it a try.

  3. 3 richards Dec 30th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Makes you wonder why victory don’t put an effective windshield on at the factory…

  4. 4 Pointman Dec 30th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    richards, a few reasons come to mind. riders need different height windshields based on how tall they are, their leg to torso ratio, their differing riding styles and aesthetic choices… I’m sure there are more and regardless more choices is always better for us as riders.

  5. 5 Robert Pandya Dec 30th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    OEM Windscreens cannot be tinted when they measure beyond a certain specification due to federal regulations. Thus the opportunities for the aftermarket. As Paul noted we have seen a significant increase in aftermarket parts availability for both Victory and Indian motorcycle models. You may have to seek them out more than parts for ubiquitous model machines – but they are there, companies are making a string business out of them and customers are deciding they like the choice. Also seeing motorcycle media respond to customizing Victory and Indian Models as a chance to do something different, and challenge themselves.

    In other words – what a great time to be in motorcycling!

    Robert Pandya
    Motorcycle Enthusiast

  6. 6 BobS Dec 30th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Some companies don’t put effective windshields on at the factory, some companies don’t put effective engines in at the factory. Your choice.

  7. 7 richards Dec 30th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I posted above simply because I’m sooooo tired of having the Harley haters make this kind of a remark EVERY time Harley makes an upgrade available and/or the aftermarket makes an alternative available. It gets old in a hurry…..I actually feel better now and hope I’ve made a point.

    Mr. Panda and point man give provide the correct response.

  8. 8 richards Dec 30th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I just posted a reply. It did not post. This is at least this has happened to me in the last couple of weeks. ?????

  9. 9 richards Dec 30th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I’ll try again…short version. I only posted this “tongue in cheek”. This is what all the HD haters do whenever anything different is offered. Pointman and robert Provided the correct response. I hope I made a point.

  10. 10 BobS Dec 30th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Sorry richards but I’m not getting your point. I didn’t see any hating going on until you made the dig at Victory for not offering this as standard equipment.

  11. 11 P. Hamilton Dec 30th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    More aftermarket parts for the Victorys mean there are more Victorys sold and on the road. Period. Aftermarket vendors and Ness are not stupid.

  12. 12 Jezza Dec 31st, 2014 at 7:42 am

    This will probably be a useful stop-gap product until klock werks release a screen that really does the job right.

  13. 13 Blackmax Dec 31st, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Paul Krest & P. Hamilton are spot on !!
    I’ve said it before on these very pages & i will say it again
    Polaris (Victory & Indian) continue to increase their market share
    and sell More & more heavyweight class bikes every year .
    They will continue to do so for quite some time
    So I don;t know why there is any surprise at all that MAJOR players
    like the Ness family, Klock Werks, Shope’s “Dirty Bird”, Kuryakyn & many, many others are kicking out
    more & more aftermarket products for these kind of bikes.
    What does surprise me is the number of people/companies
    who refuse to recognize the wave that is here and staring you right in the face.
    Thanks again Robert P.
    And I do make comments about SAFETY items being put on at the factory
    LED headlights, better brakes & that kind of stuff SHOULD be put on at the factory
    You can argue about a windshield & the stock one(s) (you have choices there also)
    does work for it’s intended purpose (dust & bugs) but someone will always build a better “mousetrap”
    and personal taste is considered. If it’s not any good it won’t sell

  14. 14 Harlan Dec 31st, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I have had Arlen’s flip windshield on my Vision for two years now. A great product. Well made, looks good, functions excellent.
    Arlen is always a head of the pacts.
    Harlan

  15. 15 richards Dec 31st, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Tobob s….Gee bob, I’m really sorry I offended you. If you didn’t get my point, maybe you should trying re-reading my posts…Hope you have a good new year.

  16. 16 Patrick Jan 1st, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I too ride a Victory Vision with the flip wind shield. I can appreciate the aftermarket parts that are coming out for Victory. However, they seem to be leaving the Vision out of a lot of the aftermarket parts. I mean the upgrades for the cross country are great. But the Victory Vision seems to be getting left in the back of the dealership. Victory makes a good product they just need to continue to follow up with their tour line and not leave the rest of us standing still with only minor product changes accesories. Paint, stereo, exhaust etc. Nothing’s rally changed in almost 7 years. They need to get real with what use to be the flagship bike.

  17. 17 Pointman Jan 6th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    richards, we need a sarcasm font…

  18. 18 david nelson Jan 9th, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Robert Pandya,

    I have owned 9 different Victorys and am currently on my 2nd XC. The stock setup is horrible for buffeting as you well know. I have led many demo and test rides for my local dealership and one of the comments I hear time after time is the ride is nice but the wind management is awful. Why not add fork lowers and a flip windshield as standard equipment and eliminate this problem at the factory? If someone wants the lousy wind buffeting let them remove these items and go from there. No one I have ever demoed with has said a positive comment about the stock setup. Frankly it’s embarrassing to try to explain why the motorcycle is set up like it is but for another $400 you can have a comfortable ride.

  19. 19 Mike B Jan 10th, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    There is no “one size fits all” stock windshield setup. I’m sure everyone knows this. Windshields are just like most other motorcycle accessories, aftermarket alternatives are available for varying preferences. I currently own a Victory Cross Country and have no issues with buffeting. I’ve owned bikes in the past where I had buffeting issues, had to buy lowers and a windshield, but other riders had no issues whatsoever. I don’t buy the thoughts that manufacturers build with inferior parts and setups simply to force aftermarket purchases. They have to start somewhere and one can customize as they see fit. Starting base reduces cost, like any other upgradeable purchase, allowing more folks to buy bikes and enjoy riding.

    Richards – if I understand the point you’re trying to make, it’s that you posted a negative comment on this thread about Victory’s because you’re tired of HD “haters” doing the same on HD threads. If I’m wrong, forgive me and I’d be interested to hear your actual point. Otherwise, sounds a bit hypocritical to me. If that’s the case, then be a big boy and suck it up because the haters will keep bashing until the cows come home because they might have difficulty tactfully expressing their opinions, or frankly don’t care who they offend. Unfortunately we deal with this everywhere.

    Just my thoughts. Either way, nice windshield Ness!

    Enjoy the ride.
    MB

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