National Cycle VStream Tall Touring Windscreen Kawasaki Concours 14 2008-2013
This windscreen is a must for the Concours ....
What a fantastic difference the Vstream Windscreen has made. The air flow from my Concours was either blasting me in the chest or, with the stock shield raised, slamming me in the top of my head (I'm 6' tall). Even in the top most raised position, the stock shield was really bad on interstate rides (65-70 m.p.h., honest), and the noise was deafening. After installing the Vstream, the lowered position hits me at about the neck, and wind is nowhere to be found in the raised position. In other words, it is perfect--and perfectly quiet. The Vstream also is much thicker than the stock screen, and, if the advertisements are to be believed, much safer when hit by road debris, etc. Not that I've gotten to test that feature, because most bugs are sucked off to the side or over the top, keeping the screen cleaner ...
October 29, 2014
best kept secret... A must for every Concours
I installed mine last saturday, on time for a foliage ride.
What a difference ! I'm 6' and this shield is about my nose height. Before, my parters would ask me to close my helmet face shield, way too much noise on the intercom... no more, the Sena is dead quiet. I didn't have to use ear plugs for this ride. I could even ride with my face shield open.
I always carry a micro fiber wet rag & some plexus for my face shield. Forgot to use it: no bugs splattered this time.
Way to go, V Stream: keep on the good work !
October 7, 2014
Quieter but taller
Splits the wind well and gives a quieter ride but air spills lower over the top because it's not concave like the OE shield. Often am looking through instead of over the top.
August 2, 2014
Great addition if you are tall
I am 6'1" and the stock windshield made me feel like a bobble head with all the buffeting. This windshield fixed that. It is tall enough when fully up to block most of the wind. Down all the way I can still get wind on my chest to cool off. It does flex around some if you have it all the way up at highway speeds but not too bad. I have also read that you shouldn't move it up and down while driving but i haven't had an issue with the motor yet and it has been on for about 3000 miles now. Also the shipping time was fast as always with Revzilla, no complaints at all.
July 28, 2014
The VStream winscreen is 100% better than the stock windscreen! When the windsreen is extended to its "up" position the wind noise is virtually gone! I would definitely recommended it to those that are between 6'0" and 6'2" tall. I'm 6'1" and it made a huge difference for me!
June 30, 2014
Did what I needed it to do
I was looking for better wind protection for my long rides, I especially wanted to cut down on the buffeting against my helmet. This windshield did the trick. It deffinately is not the best looking but the trade off of the wind protection is worth the uglier windshield.
June 16, 2014
Works well, installs quickly and easily
Good product. Does what they say it does. Went on easily to my 2010 Concours14. I am 6'2" and have installed helibars which raise my head higher than the stock sitting position. I found wind protection complete with the new Vstream even without it fully raised. Some minor buffeting in cross winds, but it is a motorcycle, not a car. It solved my needs completely and makes touring at 90+mph very comfortable.
May 5, 2014
Works as promised...mostly
I bought this and received it within 2 days. I removed and installed the new shield in 5 min. Took me longer to find the proper size allen wrench! I have a 2009 Concours and this shield is quite a bit bigger than the stock. I am 6' 4" and sit fairly high on the saddle. With the shield down the wind hits me in the chin. This is good to make sure I get cool air in the summer. When it is all the way up the buffeting no longer exists. The wind hits just above my visor so there is a lot of wind noise. Slightly better than the stock in regards to noise but light years better for buffeting. I do seem to notice that the wind comes down around my back and it feels like I am being pushed forward when it is all the way up. I wish it was more sturdy. It seems to shake a lot on the highway and makes it look cheap and flimsy. I do realize this is a pretty big shield to be throwing up at highway speeds, but the stock one doesn't move at all.
Overall I would recommend this item, but if you are over 6' 2" don't expect this to block all the wind.
April 22, 2014