National Cycle VStream Tall Touring Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2011-2016
It is simply not true
The VStream windscreen was mentioned on forums so I reasearched it. On the NationalCycle.com website, I cilcked "Product Overview" and then clicked "VStream Windscreens". Two times on the page, the website shows a graphic where the wind on stock windscreens hit the side of your helmet. On the graphic, the wind on the VStream does NOT hit the side of the helmet. This is simply NOT true. This is a lie. I purchased the VStream based on this graphic. I installed the windscreen on my 2011 Ninja 1000. I love the bike, but I need more wind protection so I can use the bike for trips from Phoenix to Los Angeles. With the VStream windscreen in place, the wind noise is still extremely bad. I hold up my hand and I can feel where the wind is hitting. The wind is hitting the top of my helmet's face shield. In addition, the wind is hitting the sides of my helmet very hard about an inch into the helmet. I am looking for a different windscreen. This one doesn't do it. The graphic is a lie. The blue wind for the VStream in the graphic should look just like the red wind that they use for the stock windscreen. In addition, the blue VStream wind image should hit the sides and top of the helmet very hard. This image is a lie: http://www.nationalcycle.com/media/wysiwyg/learn-more/VS_Vortex-HD.jpg
November 2, 2015
Bolts right on
Works out great with just me on the bike. When I have a passenger behind me. It creates a lot of turbulence on my helmet.
August 17, 2015
The biggest issue with most non-OEM windscreens is fitment to original brackets/hardware or looking natural to the bike.
With a 2014 Ninja 1000 ABS, this screen fits perfectly. It contours the dash, mounts to the exact hardware, and fits the profile of the bike. It looks as if it came straight from Kawasaki.
Very easy to install as it uses the same hardware. Unbolt the OEM screen, bolt on the new one.
March 6, 2015
Great screen for a 2012 N1K!
I just installed the shield on my 2012 Ninja 1000. It took just minutes. I'm exactly 6'. In the low position the air moves just above my shoulders with very little to no wind noise. In the middle position the air hits me at eye height but does get more noisy but not bad with ear plugs. In the upper position the air clears my helmet and has the same noise as the middle setting.
Great screen much better than stock. The dark tint also makes the LCD display much easier to read and looks great on the metallic gray & black bike! Revzilla is fantastic to do business with as well.
May 20, 2014
High quality, simple install and works on 2014 Ninja 1000.
Stock windshield looks slick but provides little wind protection, especially for shoulders and arms. This is thicker and wider providing double protection even in rain. No reservation and great value here.
February 3, 2014
Works well on 2011 Ninja 1000
I picked up this Vstream touring windscreen for a bit more protection in the Pacific Northwest winter weather.
I'm 5'9" tall, ride in an Aerostitch suit and Shoei Syncrotec helmet. The stock windshield left my head in clean air but my entire helmet was in the wind stream which also meant bugs and rain as well. In the highest position on the Ninja, the Vstream takes all the wind off the face of the helmet and my shoulders, leaving a bit of turbulence around the top of the helmet. If I let my head drop forward and down an inch or so I'm in a completely quiet air pocket. After spending about 20 minutes at freeway speeds in a moderate rainstorm I notice my upper body is mostly dry and the rain is hitting only the upper third of my face shield. My the height allows me to see the road surface a couple of bike lengths in front of the bike over the shield and the clear shield allows me to see even more than my stock sized dark smoke shield did. Another thing I noticed is that I felt warmer behind this shield than stock. I think because my shoulders and arms are in the quiet air pocket. This is just what I was looking for.
The shield is thicker than stock and, after I cleaned it up, the surfaces were all perfect. It came with a couple of areas of "goo" stuck to the shield. Sort of like tape or other adhesive residue. It cleaned off relatively easily leaving the shield perfectly clear except for an etched number and Vstream logo. Fitting to the Ninja was a breeze with all the mounting holes perfectly aligned. They are nice and big so there is some tolerance but the stock mounting bolts/washers completely covered all the holes.
All in all it's a nicely made shield that gets the job done. It will make my winter riding season much more comfortable than before.
December 3, 2013