National Cycle VStream Sport Touring Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2011-2014
Excellent product that does what is claims
Tested with and without an adjustable bracket. Vlearly, it is designed for use without and additional adjustment in mind, because it work great without the bracket, just bolt it up and go! No buffeting (im 5'11"), infact no anything other than a gentle breeze all the way up to 90mph! The view is perfectly clear with a very mild tint. The lines match the bikes astetics perfectly. I cant brag enough about this windscreen! Super Tenere guys need to get this!
July 28, 2014
Would be great for someone an inch shorter!
At somewhere between 5'11 and 6' with a 32' inseam I'm finding I'm still getting a fair bit of wind buffeting around 60mph.
I'd say its an improvement over stock (where I have to lie on the fuel tank to get a quiet pocket of air), with this I just have to crouch slightly (it feels I'm around 1 inch lower) and everything becomes quiet.
I didn't want to go with the tall touring shield as I'd have to look through the screen. I am using an aftermarket Sargent seat which differs in height slightly from stock (I don't remember whether its higher or lower).
July 14, 2014
Better than OEM
Since a lot of reviews for this brand of screen (but different bike models) gets mixed together. This review is over the National Cycle VStream Sport Touring Windscreen for the 2014 Ninja 1000.
It's a nice windscreen, about 2 inches taller than the stock. I would have to say it reduced the turbulence but did not get rid of it. Perhaps the larger touring version will get rid of it, but who knows. With the stock windscreen you got pounded a lot on the chest and up with the windscreen in the top position. With this one, the turbulence is raised to just around the tip of my shoulders and up. So my helmet still has full turbulence, but my chest and most of my shoulders are not. It helps a lot, but not as much as I had hoped for, especially going by their claims. But the touring version is 4 inches larger than the stock so perhaps that's the model that they were touting as removing all turbulence and not this one?
All in all, I still like it a lot more than the stock version, i'll just have to see about getting the touring version for colder months since this won't provide any protection at all during the cold, which was the main reason I wanted to upgrade my windscreen. But for spring, summer and fall, the sport tour version will be just fine.
May 4, 2014
Works great on Tiger Explorer 1200
I freaked out with the Madstad because at high speeds I felt I was getting a lot of front end wobble. I went back to the small stock shield and just rode with it for 2000 miles on a 3000 mile trip. Much better stability but I got beat up from the wind. The small stocker is a clean flow for sure all the way down. I got this big well built shield and did 1000 miles on I75 a few days ago and it works really well. Better than the Cee Bailey. It seems to want to be higher than other shields so the Batzen Brackets help with that. Quality shield with good strong mounting bobbins for the Tiger. Just had the beast up to 95 for a quick spurt (of course closed track do not try it at home disclaimer) and there is some wobble but not real bad. Behaves nicely in a cross wind and the V seems to stabilize the ride a bit. I now have a real silent pocket of air and can ride with the face shield up at 75. Not a real good idea to ever ride with the face shield up this time of year as there are plenty of bees about. Good shield.
May 14, 2014
VStream Sport Windscreen on a Yamaha Super Tenere
I love my new Tenere, but the OEM windshield just doesn't give me enough protection for long highway riding. I started by getting a moveable mount, which helped, but it wasn't enough. I do want to be able to easily look over the windscreen though. The Vstream is right on the edge of being too tall for me. I am 5'-11". I modified my mount slightly so I can have my windshield mount bolted to the OEM low mounting holes. The Vstream is then 16.75" from the center of the key to the top of the windshield. Pretty much perfect for me. It makes highway speeds substantially more enjoyable. The buffeting on the top of the helmet is greatly improved, and there is a bunch more protection where you need it. Quality wise, the windshield is really nice. It feels better than the OEM, which surprised me!
April 21, 2014
Sturdy and quality made
I am 6'1". This windishiled looks nice and is sturdy. My problem is it sends wind right into my helmet which increses noise, more so than if no windshield. Ofr it to not do that, I have to crouch down a lot, like 10 inches. Looks like I am going to have to purchase that windshield spoiler I have seen that is also offered for my bike. not thriled about that, plus it's another $110.
March 10, 2014
Install is super easy, takes about five whole minutes. The look is outstanding in dark smoke; the V stream logo is a nice touch and fits the accents on the 2011 ninja 1000. The shield is polycarbinate and thick. Feels indestructable. The optics through the shield are better than the stock clear lexan shield. Performance is as expected; little buffeting but enough cool air to the helmet vents. I was not too sure on the looks based on the product pics alone but on the bike this shield is amazing. Well designed with perfect fit. BFTB is a four because this shiled is $40 to $50 more than Puig or zero gravity but those are not polycarbinate shields. If it lasts with same function and looks then that will be a five.
October 8, 2013
Not for me...
Height: 5' 11-3/8" Inseam:36"
Ride: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200
It's a quality made product, I'll give it that, and that's it
My 45 min. road preformance test, for me, showed a "statistcally significant' improvement over the OEM screen ; meaning the difference from the stock windshield in noise and wind protection was nowhere near worth the money for this one. Also, the weight and air being pushed by this. shield was really bouncing the entire Ducati windscreen mount around. I worry about the extra forces this screen puts on the mount for long distance & higher speeds. I did notice the bike would slow down faster if I didn't keep a grip on the throttle, it's a great air-brake. This windscreen and the way I ride my Multi just don't mesh together.
October 18, 2013