How do I know which windshield is right for me and my style of riding?
To begin, you need to determine how much wind protection you're looking for. If you use your bike mainly for around-town cruising or short trips, a smaller or shorter shield might be all you need. If you do a lot of touring, high speed long distance riding, or commuting in all types of weather, then a larger or taller shield would be a great benefit.
But first, look at yourself, the rider. Consider your height and how high or low your sit in the saddle. Note where your eye level is in relation to your bike's headlight. Windshield height is a personal preference, but seasoned riders and National Cycle recommend that you are able to look just over the windshield to see the road at a distance of 50 feet in front of you.
All the windshields on our web site list the mounted height (distance from the headlight cutout to the top of the screen) and the width. This information will help you visualize where the windshield will sit on your bike.
Now consider your bike. Some of our windshields and mount kits are designed for narrow forks and some are designed specifically for wide forks, while others can be mounted on practically any bike. So you need to choose a windshield based on (a) desired level of wind protection, (b) fitment on your model motorcycle, and (c) style and appearance.