What motorcycle windshields are made of

What motorcycle windshields are made of

Posted by WindVest Motorcycle Windshields Team on Dec 23rd 2023

The construction of motorcycle windshields has come a long way, but the main materials used today are acrylic, polycarbonate, and LEXAN.

Acrylic, also known as Plexiglas or Lucite, has long been a go-to material for motorcycle windshields and is best known for its optical clarity, lightweight nature, and impact resistance. It is also cost-effective and in some cases, can be repaired.

Polycarbonate is a sturdy thermoplastic that has gained popularity in recent years for its flexibility and ability to withstand the rigors of the road, while LEXAN, a brand of polycarbonate, boasts exceptional strength and is often treated with coatings for UV protection and enhanced durability.

While Lexan is "stronger" and harder to scratch than acrylic, the benefit of an acrylic shield is that lighter impacts can be buffed out while the polycarbonate competitor brand cannot be repaired. Once it gets scratched, that's it.

With the plexiglass, even tinted acrylic shields can be repaired because the coloring is inside the plastic and not a coating on top of it. This is why with proper care they can last a lot longer.

WindVest Motorcycle Windshields are made from DOT-compliant, high-impact resistant, GE Plexiglas Acrylic that can be treated, buffed out, and are designed to break away rather than shatter with enough force so you can ride safer, longer.

Get Tips on How to Clean and Repair Your Motorcycle Windshield here.