National Cycle VStream Sport Touring Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2011-2016
This is quite a bit taller than stock and I was afraid it would look silly on a sports bike. Yes and no. The dark smoke is awesome and in the lowest setting sheds wind as well as the stock shield does fully upright, without looking ridiculous. The protection only gets better in the higher positions. Noise from the wind buffeting is present in the middle and upper position, but that was expected. Install was about a 3 minute job with no issues (i.e. the holes were drilled correctly and nothing hit anything). I gave up a bit of the racer wannabe look and I am fine with that!
May 2, 2016
Excellent Screen for N1K
Noticeably better air flow for taller riders. Good clearance on ram mounts and add ons. A little bigger than OEM so maybe a bit awkward looking but worth it for removing wind buffeting. I have done deep triple digits with the screen in full upright position with no need to tuck! A little more expensive but it works!
September 14, 2015
I bought this primarily for cold weather, and it makes a big difference, I have had to stop and strip off my thermal shell, because I was hot, where with the original windscreen, I might have been cold. It's ridiculously easy to install, because the nuts are attached to the brackets that hold the windscreen, so it's a 10 min. job. My only complaint is that there is still quite a bit of wind noise, but I did not buy it to reduce wind noise.
December 10, 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
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
It's an improvement from stock. Way better protection
Looks great I need more wind protection and this cuts down some of that wind noise. It is a step up for stock. At highway speeds there is still a bunch of wind noise but I think that is always going to be there. So far I'm happy withy purchase
April 29, 2013