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Let's Talk: Revolutionary Z-Technik VStream Windshield's
03 Mar

Let's Talk: Revolutionary Z-Technik VStream Windshield's

As you know, we’ve been updating our website with new 2020 BMW Ztechnik Windshields for the S1000XR, R1200GS, F850GS, G310GS, F900XR bikes and a few older items that are back in stock, so we thought it would be fitting to speak more about Ztechnik’s VStream Windshields...

ZTechnik's VStream® Windscreens have turned the motorcycle windscreen world upside down – literally! The patented, unique inverted "V" profile creates a quiet and comfortable riding experience unequalled by any windscreen on the market. If you're looking for a sport-touring windscreen that WORKS... look no further than ZTechnik's VStream! 

 

What makes ZTechnik’s Quantum® hardcoated windscreens better than all the others?

- SUPERIOR SCRATCH RESISTANCE

30X more scratch resistance than typical acrylic windscreens is saying a lot! Think of it as 30X more miles per windscreen. FMR hardcoated polycarbonate is a big improvement over acrylic, yet Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate even has 10X better scratch resistance than FMR. That’s the kind of performance and strength you need from a motorcycle windscreen! Check out these two video to see the difference between Polycarbonate and Acrylic, and putting Quantum coating material to the test, you'll be amazed:

POLYCARBONATE VS. ACRYLIC...YOU DECIDE!


NATIONAL CYCLES QUANTUM HARDCOATING SCRATCH TEST

- GLARE-FREE OPTICS

Think about riding into the sun – or at oncoming headlights at night – and not having to look through the glare of fine scratches that eventually show up on
your screen. Quantum hardcoating gives your windscreen much
better optical definition and clarity, and your windscreen will 
stay that way a lot longer.

 

QUIET, COMFORT, DURABILITY AND OPTICAL CLARITY

While creating a comfortable ride for the BMW sport touring rider, ZTechnik introduces QUIET into the equation. To create COMFORT, other manufacturers will offer taller windshields and spoiler tops to lift the air stream. ZTechnik designed, for the first time ever, a windshield with airflow calculated and adjusted to quiet the rider's environment. In addition, VStream windshields are designed with an unprecedented area of protection and an outstanding level of DURABILITY and OPTICAL CLARITY that is only available through the use of Quantum? coated Lexan polycarbonate.

QUIET

The typical airflow pattern of the wake from most windshields is called a van Karman vortex. At speeds of 50-90 mph, the air swirls off the windshield in an approximate 90-degree segment of rotation, i.e. it rolls off the windshield, hits the bottom of the rider's neck on the way up, and curves off the shoulder at approximately 45 degrees.

ZTechnik gave the VStream its name for the shape it takes at the upper edge. The "V" shape is so outstandingly quiet because it pushes this vortex out and away more than 4 inches from the side of the rider's head. The rider's helmet then resides in still air, and the passenger's environment is greatly improved as well.

COMFORT

The advanced, patent pending "V" profile and three-dimensional contours of all VStream windshields create a calm and quiet air pocket for the rider. This improvement is notable for the passenger as well. Every aspect of finishing a shield will contribute to the comfort level. That's why ZTechnik windshields have smooth radiused edges on 4.5mm-6.0mm thick material. These features and more make VStream the most comfortable windshield you can ride behind on a sport-touring BMW motorcycle.

DURABILITY AND OPTICAL CLARITY

In addition, VStream windscreens have an outstanding level of durability and optical clarity that is the result of over 75 years of windscreen manufacturing and advanced technology in forming and coating.

Take a look at this video which discusses the new VStream+® Windscreens in three different sizes and tints for the popular new BMW R1200R. Three sizes mean there is a perfectly proportioned windscreen for almost every rider. All offer wind protection and riding comfort superior to other aftermarket windscreens! 

 

ZTECHNIK’S 3-YEAR UNBREAKABLE WARRANTY

National Cycle believe they make the world’s best and toughest windscreens so they back up that commitment with a 3-Year Warranty against breakage. If your ZTechnik poly-carbonate windscreen breaks, it will be replaced free of charge! No other windscreen manufacturer makes that promise and commitment. 

Take a look at the new Z-Technik VStream Windshields we have added to the site! 

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