Upon completing my Harley Davidson Academy Certification I decided it was time to buy a motorcycle. Now, I did have some money saved up for such an occasion. After many weeks I finally found my first bike the Royal Enfield GT 535i so I bought it and began to accessorize. After riding a few times I realized the importance of having a motorcycle windshield especially if that riding took me on the highway. The bike was light so having the windshield made my riding life better.
As you can see by the picture it was a nice after market universal fit windshield that fit with finesse. It did shake at times. What this windshield allowed me to do was ride more often in the upright position at higher speeds which was great for my lower back.
Well this bike was a great bike and she brought me to many wonderful places. But, when I found out that Minot North Dakota was our next station, I knew that this was the time to finally invest on an Indian Motorcycle. But which one would I buy I mean I liked the Dark Horse, the Springfield, the Scout and Scout Sixty all great bikes. Then I remembered what my motorcycle safety course taught me, move up as experience grows. This narrowed my field to the Scout and Scout Sixty, I checked out reviews and went on demo rides and finally decided on the Scout Sixty in white.
After going, on a few rides I decided that a windshield would be a great addition especially in North Dakota were the winds can reach 25MPH. So I searched the internet and found a great one for 2-up riding because I knew that I would eventually have my daughter or wife riding with me.
The features of this windshield are as follows;
- Windscreen: Switchblade
- Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
- Material Finish: Quantum Hardcoated
- Color: Clear
- Thickness: 4.0mm
- Secondary material and finish: Steel/Chrome
- Mount type: Switchblade quick release mount kit required
So along with these feature and the strength of the actual windshield I bought it. Let me start by saying that this was a great buy on my part because I do love everything about this windshield. It is big enough to keep the wind of my chest and the passengers face, it comes off the bike for when you need it to. I know that you are skeptical about the scratches and the road debris, But, let me assure you I have had road debris hit the windshield at 75 mph and after the ride and further close inspection have found no scratches.
The company is National Cycle since 1937 making windshields right here in the U.S.A. And their customer service is superb and here is just one example that happened to me. When I received the windshield and the mounting bracket I began installing the bracket and broke off the side bolt on the right bracket. My fault because I over torqued the bolt and it snapped. Upon calling the company and explaining what I had done they immediately rushed me a new set. Wow, this is call great customer service and you can tell that they are in the business of making life long customers.
My Switchblade Motorcycle Windshield Summary
Title: Switchblade 2-up Quick Release Windshield
Product Description: A high end strong windshield fabricated in the U.S.A for 2 riders
Pros/Cons: Pro-Protection for 2 passengers from the elements, Cons-none
Product Specs: See top at features
Price: $251.95 Here
My Overall Review: 9 out of 10
In Summary, I use this windshield on many rides. It is easy to put on and easy to take off and does not interfere with any controls or the headlight. A great investment because now I actually get more riding in. It is great on sunny days as well as rainy days when it keeps you drier in unexpected downpours. If you are in the market for a strong windshield that will protect you from road debris and the elements buy this one, you will not regret it.
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Do not let the wind stop you!