It might look clean and cool to not have a windshield on your motorcycle, but the fact is you probably need one. A windshield serves a lot of safety purposes, and riding without one can add unnecessary risk. A windshield can reduce wind blast and riding fatigue, as well as many other things. Regardless of whether it's a day-long cruise or a week-long bike tour, staying alert and safe is always paramount.  This is why your motorcycle needs a windshield.

Protects You from Incremental Weather

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A windshield simply provides increased comfort and needed protection from the elements. No one rides in the rain wanting to get wetter, and even on those cold riding days it's nice to be able to stay as comfortable as possible. A windshield will help buffer the wind from hitting you hard and keep the rain a little less drastic. Taking away the wind blast on your face and body means less impact from extreme elements and also less fatigue and shoulder or back pain. You want to do what you can to give yourself a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.

It's Easy to Add or Remove a Windshield

Many motorcycle modifications can be fairly time consuming or difficult, but adding a quick-release windshield is pretty simple. and it's an easy modification.  Even a "permanent" windshield can still be removed with basic tools in under 30 minutes. So, if you suddenly feel like riding without a windshield on hot summer days, it's not a problem at all. The versatility and range of windshields gives you the best of both riding worlds.

Protection From Debris

Windshields are designed to provide protection from the wind and increase motorcycle riding comfort, but they do much more than that. They protect you from flying objects such as rocks, vegetation, large insects, or even birds.  If something unexpected comes flying at you on the road, a windshield can make all the difference and perhaps even save your life.

What to Look for in a Windshield

You have a number of things to consider when choosing a windshield. The strength, ease of installation, level of scratch resistance, cost, and color are all important factors. A deeper and more rounded design provides you better airflow and more protection for both you and a passenger. A hard-coated polycarbonate provides the most strength against impact. Nothing comes close to matching the impressive strength of polycarbonate windshields. A tinted or dark windshield will help with sun glare but might slightly reduce visibility, so it really depends on your preference.

Adding a windshield might seem like a daunting task, but it really isn't. They are also fairly inexpensive compared to other modifications. Since they can really add to both comfort and safety, adding a windshield is often one of the first additions on a new motorcycle and one that will make a huge difference in reducing riding fatigue and risk. If it seems like a little too much work, call your friendly local motorcycle shop and talk to them about it.

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