What is a Rider Profile?
A rider profile is the individual test rider end stage of our design process. To start the creation of a new Motorcycle Windshield we first sign up a local rider to work with. They help us create a good working prototype. Then we take that design and submit it to a larger group of riders with varying needs and riding styles. This approach gives us a dynamic that impacts the development of the design from many angles and allows input from all who are involved.
The test group helps to mold the shape of the new screen in a direction that works well for all 2015 2016 Harley Davidson Road Glide owners while identifying individual needs. The rider profile helps to give you, the customer, an idea of what Screen height and design style will work best for you. You can just match your body height, Pant Inseam, and bike modifications to rider with the exact, or at least close, list of physical and mechanical attributes.
Craig K, Woodstock, GA
- Body Height – 6’ 1”
- Inseam (Pant Length) – 34″
- Bike Model – FLTRX / Special
- Modifications – Harley Davidson Tall Boy Seat
Craig rides solo 60% of the time and was looking for improved air flow for long distance rides as well as short day rides. He started with our 2015 Road Glide Large Height (14”) in light gray with the Scalloped side cut. Our first design debuted a larger blacked out area along the bottom portion of the windshield in hopes to reduce Glare when riding, which was a request from our initial prototype rider. Craig liked the coverage the screen provided (see picture above) he was able to smoke a cigar while riding, a feat not achieved with the stock 2015 Road Glide Windshield. The height was a bit tall for him, so he moved down to the medium. He also requested a bit more of a recurved top edge which we changed on his final screen and was increased in our final design.
The rider questionnaire below was sent to the rider after the first 2015 Road Glide Windshield they test drove.
The Final 2015 Road Glide Windshield
Read his final review below:
“Yesterday I went on a 300+ mile ride behind my Medium height, scalloped, lightly tinted Clearview windscreen. My ride took me on about 100 miles of high speed, freeway/highway roads where I was able to cruise above 90. The rest of the ride was on two lane twisties. For those familiar, 11 miles were on the Tail of the Dragon. Through all of the different speeds and riding types, the windscreen worked perfectly!
The additional recurve allowed me to ride in a very quiet (for a Road Glide FLTRX) cocoon of air. I was able to smoke a cigar while riding the Dragon and beyond. After demoing multiple screens, this is the one that will stay on my bike and the only one I will recommend.”
Thank you for participating Craig! We know you will enjoy a ClearView for many rides to come with your new 2015 Road Glide Windshield!