Scooter Windshield: Do I Really Need One?

07-06-16 / By JJ Johnson

Why do I need a windshield for my scooter, ATV, or motorcycle?

Adding an ATV windshield, a scooter windshield, or a custom motorcycle windshield is a relatively inexpensive investment that pays big returns. Regardless of where you ride, you will find that you enjoy riding much more with a new windshield from Slipstreamer.

The obvious benefit to windshields is that they do what they’re made to do. Namely, they shield you from the wind. This provides a quieter, more comfortable ride. It protects your hearing and it allows you to hear yourself think (or, if you have one, the radio).

However, they also protect you from bugs, rocks, and other debris. Anyone who’s ever been hit in the face by June Bug can tell you it’s no fun. A scooter windshield, if it is manufactured with quality in mind, is designed to take a great deal of punishment from flying debris without being chipped, scratched, or damaged. As you can imagine, it’s a whole lot more comfortable to clean smashed bugs off your windscreen than to clean them off your face.

They also work as great rain barriers. At some point, just about everyone finds themselves caught in a sudden downpour. Not only does excessive rain make the pavement more slippery, it also peppers your face over the handlebars. A windshield gives you something to hide behind while you pilot your way to dryer ground. This is especially helpful if you’re caught in a hailstorm, sleet, or a windstorm in a dusty area.

A windshield for your scooter, ATV, or motorcycle isn’t just a comfortable addition. They can (and have) quite literally, saved your lives. We have heard numerous stories from grateful customers who were spared when a large piece of debris flew into the front of their bikes. Pieces of blown tires, chunks of rusty exhaust systems, dead animals…the list of potential road hazards for a person on a motorcycle or another type of open vehicle is, unfortunately, quite long. If a semi truck in front of you throws a lug nut into your windshield, it will be dangerous. If it throws it into your head or neck, it can be lethal.

Do you have questions about the products Slipstreamer has to offer? We encourage you to give us a call or drop us an email. We would love to talk with you about windshield options for your scooter or ATV. We also provide custom windshields to fit almost any motorcycle under the sun. Let us help you to enjoy riding even more than you do already.