Polycarbonate Windshields or Acrylic Windshields? YOU Decide!
What Are the Benefits of Hardcoated Polycarbonate Windshields? Outstanding Impact Strength!
“I own a Honda® with one of your polycarbonate Heavy Duty™ Windshields. I was traveling across the Howard Franklin Bridge in Tampa, Florida when a vehicle directly in front of me had a ball peen hammer fall from it and hit the pavement ahead of me. I had absolutely no time to execute any sort of evasive action. The hammer bounced up and hit my windshield dead center just above the crossbar at around 75mph. Thanks to the durability of that shield, myself and my passenger were unhurt! The shield absorbed the impact and deflected the hammer away.
“A further testament to the durability of your product is that, upon later inspection, the windshield had sustained no damage, not even a scratch! This was a $200 product that in all likelihood saved my life and the life of my passenger.
”I assure you that in any future windshield purchases, I will accept nothing but a National Cycle polycarbonate windshield. A tremendous thanks to your company and to your design and manufacturing people... I owe them my life!”
Note: National Cycle windshields are designed to provide wind protection and increased riding comfort, but not protection in the event of a collision with another vehicle, an animal, or any other object.
Polycarbonate or Acrylic? YOU Decide!
Which manufacturer's windshield would you rather put on your highly engineered motorcycle? Is there a difference? We took some popular acrylic windshields and subjected them to a battery of tests. We performed the same tests on our polycarbonate windshields. We literally threw everything we had at them!
The results may surprise you! Watch the video and see for yourself... then YOU decide!
The Motorcycle Industry's First Use of Hardcoated Polycarbonate
In 1975, National Cycle was the first company in the world to introduce and use GE's Lexan® FMR hardcoated polycarbonate material for motorcycle windshields. Polycarbonate advanced the design and durability of windshields, and the first modern styled, optically clear, shatter-proof windshield was created. It was called the Heavy Duty™.
In 2000, National Cycle introduced their exclusive Quantum® hardcoated polycarbonate, which set the standard worldwide for polycarbonate windshield scratch resistance.
National Cycle continues to manufacture state-of-the-art, premium quality, hardcoated polycarbonate windshields in hundreds of varieties for riders who demand the very best.